Few are more qualified to comment during this turbulent time than Joseph Stiglitz. A renowned economist and Nobel Prize winner, Stiglitz has had a ringside seat for most of the major economic events of the last decade, including stints as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers and chief economist at the World Bank. Hailed as "an insanely great economist" by the New York Times' Paul Krugman, Stiglitz offers lucid, astute, in-depth analysis of today's global economic climate and its impact on organizations, governments and individuals.
Stiglitz helped create a new branch of economics, "The Economics of Information," exploring the consequences of information asymmetries and pioneering such pivotal concepts as adverse selection and moral hazard, which have now become standard tools not only of theorists, but of policy analysts. In 2008, he was asked by the French President Nicolas Sarkozy to chair the Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress, and in 2009, was appointed by the President of the United Nations General Assembly as chair of the Commission of Experts on Reform of the International Financial and Monetary System.