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Stiglitz lecture on financial crisis available online

13 Oct 2008

The Foundation Day lecture given by Nobel Laureate Professor Joseph Stiglitz is now available on the The  University of Manchester  website.

Professor Joseph Stiglitz
Professor Joseph Stiglitz

The former World Bank Chief Economist detailed his view that the world is experiencing the biggest crisis since Great Depression.

The Chair of the University's Brooks World Poverty Institute, also praised UK proposals to overcome the economic crisis.

Professor Stiglitz was Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers in the Clinton White House.

He is widely known for his critical stance on the privatization and liberalization policies promoted by the World Bank and the IMF, which led him to step down from his position in the World Bank in 2000.

In 2001 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics for his analyses of markets with asymmetric information.

He was also awarded an honorary degree last week. To listen to his lecture, click here.

Notes for editors

Professor Stiglitz is one of a number of iconic appointments at the University including global expert on social change Professor Robert Putnam, author Martin Amis who is Professor of Creative Writing and Nobel Laureate Sir John Sulston who chairs the cross-discipline Institute of Science, Ethics and Innovation.

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