Public lecture by Joseph Stiglitz

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The Aix-Marseille School of Economics (AMSE) research laboratory invites Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Prize winner in economics, for a public lecture.

Date: Friday, October 11, 2019 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Place: Grandes Tables de la Friche de la Belle de Mai, 43 rue Jobin, 13003 Marseille

This conference is entitled "Capitalism in the Age of Social Exasperation". Echoing his new book People, Power and Profit, Joseph Stiglitz will analyse the economic situation in the United States and make proposals for a policy to reduce inequality.

Joseph E. Stiglitz, born February 9, 1943 in Gary, is an American economist, winner of the Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in memory of Alfred Nobel with George Akerlof and Michael Spence in 2001 "for their work on markets with asymmetric information". He is one of the most famous founders and representatives of the "New Keynesian economy".

Stiglitz also played political roles. He served in the Clinton administration as head of the Council of Economic Advisers (a trio of economic advisors) from 1995 to 1997. He was then Vice President and Chief Economist of the World Bank from 1997 to 2000. Nevertheless, he would later strongly criticize this institution and the International Monetary Fund. He gained popular notoriety following his violent criticism of the IMF and the World Bank shortly after his departure from the World Bank.

The conference is supported by the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Region and is organised with the help of the restaurant Les Grandes Tables and the Friche de la Belle de Mai.

Aix-Marseille School of Economics (AMSE - AMU, CNRS, EHESS, Centrale Marseille) is one of the most important economic research laboratories in France. In 2017, he obtained the label École Universitaire de Recherche (EUR) - awarded by the Programme d'investissements d'avenir and supported by Aix-Marseille Université. This label of excellence reinforces the impact and international attractiveness of AMSE's research and training. Its ambition is to bring together research, education and society at the regional, national and international levels.

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