Nobel Prize Winner Josef Stiglitz Delivers a Lecture at CERGE-EI

11 October, 2011

Professor Joseph Stiglitz, winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Economics and member of CERGE-EI's Executive and Supervisory Committee (ESC) was one of the honored guests at CERGE-EI's 20th Anniversary celebrations recently. On Monday, October 10, 2011, he delivered a lecture to CERGE-EI faculty and students on “Restoring Growth and Stability in a World of Crisis and Contagion: Lessons from Economic Theory and History.” (Click to see his lecture in its entirety.) Professor Stiglitz also met with small groups of students and faculty to provide feedback on their current research, and spoke with local donors about the euro zone sovereign debt crisis at an informal breakfast.

His busy schedule included addressing the opening ceremony of Forum 2000 on October 9th where he was awarded the Karel Engliš Medal for Merit in the Social and Economic Sciences by the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. At the Forum 2000 panel on “The Rule of Law and Global Economics Performance,” Professor Stiglitz engaged in an animated discussion with Hernando de Soto. This Forum 2000 panel as well as five others were organized in cooperation with CERGE-EI.