Public invited to talk by famed economist Joseph Stiglitz

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Posted: Mar 6, 2012

Joseph Stiglitz
Joseph Stiglitz
World-renowned economist Nobel laureate and New York Times best-selling author Joseph Stiglitz is coming to the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa campus. Stiglitz previously served as Chairman on the Council of Economic Advisers for the Clinton administration and as Chief Economist and Senior Vice President for the World Bank. He also advises the Obama administration.
His free, public lecture, “Where long-term and short-term goals converge: Using sustainability as an impetus for economic growth,” will take place at Orvis Auditorium on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 6 p.m.
After the free public presentation, Stiglitz will hold a book signing at 7 p.m. in the lobby of Orvis Auditorium, where his latest book, Freefall: America, Free Markets and the Sinking of the World Economy, will be available for purchase. 
“We are pleased to host Professor Stiglitz, especially given the depth and breadth of his work. His ability to think innovatively about economics and public policy makes him an exciting guest for the UH community,” said Denise Konan, Dean of the College of Social Sciences, who invited Stiglitz to speak about his ideas surrounding climate change and sustainability.
Stiglitz is currently a professor at Columbia University, where he teaches economics, business and international affairs. He won the Nobel Prize in economics in 2001 for his theory on information asymmetry and was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time in 2011.
The lecture is part of the University’s Distinguished Lecture Series, as well as the Stephen and Marylyn Pauley Sustainability Series, which honors the Edwin W. Pauley Foundation’s significant support of the University of Hawai‘i.  Dr. and Mrs. Pauley are special guests of the seminar.  
The lecture is co-sponsored by the UH Mānoa College of Social Sciences, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Education, UH Sea Grant, Kyo-ya Co. Ltd. and the Stephen and Marylyn Pauley Foundation.
Doors to the public lecture will open at 5:30 p.m. for the 6 p.m. event. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.     
On-campus parking is available for $6.
For more information, contact Abby Trenhaile at 956-6570 or