The University of Adelaide are thrilled to announce this year’s guest speaker at the 2014 Joseph Fisher Lecture is Professor Joseph Stiglitz, presenting ‘The Price of Inequality”.
Supported by the School of Economics, the Don Dunston Foundation and the Economic Society of South Australia, we invite you to join us to hear acclaimed international economist and recipient of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Economics.
With a New York Times bestselling book of the same name, this year’s Joseph Fisher Lecture promises to be one to remember as Professor Stiglitz ‘draws on his deep understanding of economics to show that growing inequality is not inevitable: moneyed interests compound their wealth by stifling true, dynamic capitalism.’
Professor Joseph Stiglitz is a University Professor at Columbia University in New York and Chair of the University’s Committee on Global Thought. He helped create a new branch of economics, “The Economics of Information”. This explores the consequences of information asymmetries and pioneers such pivotal concepts as adverse selection and moral hazard, which have now become standard tools not only of theorists, but of policy analysts. He has made major contributions to macro-economics and monetary theory, to development economics and trade theory, to public and corporate finance, to the theories of industrial organisation and rural organisation, and to the theories of welfare economics and of income and wealth distribution. In the 1980s, he helped revive interest in the economics of Research & Development. His work has helped explain the circumstances in which markets do not work well, and how selective government intervention can improve their performance.
2014 Joseph Fisher – ‘The Price of Inequality”
Date: Thursday 26 June 2014
Time: 5.30pm to 6.30pm
Venue: Bonython Hall, North Terrace Campus
RSVP: Register here by Thursday 19 June 2014