Conference in Honor of Joseph E. Stiglitz
Columbia University, October 24-25, 2003
Richard Arnott, Bruce Greenwald, Ravi Kanbur and Barry Nalebuff
This conference looked ahead to the challenges that economics and economic policy would face in the first decades of this new century. Distinguished economists and policy makers assembled to take stock of the lessons learned in the past 25 years, and to set an agenda of research and analysis for the next 25.
conference was held to mark the 60th birthday of Joe Stiglitz, the winner of
the 2001 Nobel Prize in Economics, and the presentation to him of a Festchrift,
"Economics for an Imperfect World: Essays in Honor of Joseph Stiglitz"
(MIT Press, 2003), by his students, teachers and co-authors. The themes of the
conference reflected Joe's significant contributions to economic analysis and
policy. There were four sessions on economic analysis ("Imperfect Information",
"Macroeconomics", "Public Economics" and "Development
and Transition") and two sessions on economic policy ("US Economic
Policy" and "Managing Globalization").
Full Conference Program
Conference Introduction: Ravi Kanbur