Joseph Stiglitz

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Joseph Stiglitz
World Bank Chief Economist
In office
1997–2000
Preceded by Michael Bruno
Succeeded by Nicholas Stern
17th Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors
In office
June 28, 1995 – February 13, 1997
President Bill Clinton
Preceded by Laura Tyson
Succeeded by Janet Yellen
Personal details
Born Joseph Eugene Stiglitz
February 9, 1943 (1943-02-09) (age 71)
Gary, Indiana
Nationality United States
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Jane Hannaway (1978–?; divorced)
Anya Schiffrin (m. 2004)
Alma mater Amherst College
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
This person won a Nobel Prize

Joseph Eugene Stiglitz, ForMemRS, FBA (born February 9, 1943) is an American economist and a professor. He works at Columbia University.

He won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences (2001) and the John Bates Clark Medal (1979). He is a former senior vice president and chief economist of the World Bank, and is a former member, and Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers.[1][2]

He is known for his critical view of the management of globalization, free-market economists (whom he calls "free market fundamentalists"), and some international institutions like the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

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