Joseph Stiglitz visits Manoa

Joseph Stiglitz Pre-Lecture Reception and Public Lecture

Stephen Pauley, M.R.C. Greenwood, Marylyn Pauley, Joseph Stiglitz, Governor Neil Abercrombie and First Lady Nancie Caraway.

As you may have heard, we had a wonderful visit by Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz over the past two days. Dr. Stiglitz won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 2001 and is currently teaching at Columbia University. I first met Dr. Stiglitz when he was Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Clinton, and if anything, he has become even more influential and prolific since his time in the White House.

Dr. Stiglitz spoke about sustainability and economic growth to an overflowing crowd of about 700 on Tuesday evening at Orvis Auditorium here on the Mānoa campus.

Yesterday morning, he spoke about global economic rebalancing to a group of more than 100 downtown business leaders at the Plaza Club. His insights on the economic shift of power and opportunities for Hawaiʻi were quite interesting and well-taken by the audience.

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Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz spoke about sustainability and economic growth to an overflowing crowd at Orvis Auditorium on March 13th. We had to seat people onstage with Dr. Stiglitz!

Dr. Stiglitz, along with his wife Anya Schiffrin, capped off his visit last night at Washington Place, where he participated in a small-group discussion on rebuilding economic prosperity at a gathering hosted by Governor Neil Abercrombie and First Lady Nancie Caraway.