S07E05: Nobel Prize Win­ner Joseph Stiglitz on a More Equi­table Future 

This episode, record­ed live at the 2023 Alp­bach Forum in Tirol, Aus­tria, explores why eco­nom­ic inequal­i­ties have increased over recent years and how such strat­i­fi­ca­tion is detri­men­tal to democ­ra­cy. What has been learned through past and cur­rent crises? And how might the green tran­si­tion play a role in the future? Lis­ten for eco­nom­ic per­spec­tives on poten­tial steps toward a more equi­table and demo­c­ra­t­ic world.

Guest fea­tured in this episode:

 Pro­fes­sor Joseph Stiglitz, win­ner of the Nobel Prize in Eco­nom­ics in 2001, is Uni­ver­si­ty Pro­fes­sor of eco­nom­ics at Colum­bia Uni­ver­si­ty and chief econ­o­mist at the Roo­sevelt Insti­tute. He was senior vice pres­i­dent and chief econ­o­mist at the World Bank and served on the Clin­ton administration’s Coun­cil of Eco­nom­ic Advi­sors. He is the most well-known of the New Key­ne­sian econ­o­mists of the last half a cen­tu­ry. His insights into the most press­ing prob­lems of our times have made his wide-rang­ing work writ­ten for a gen­er­al read­er­ship indis­pens­able read­ing. Stiglitz is the author of many ground­break­ing books among which are: Glob­al­iza­tion and its Dis­con­tents, Mak­ing Glob­al­iza­tion Work, The Price of Inequal­i­ty, The Great Divide, and his lat­est book Peo­ple, Pow­er, and Profits.


Shalini Randeria

Shalini Randeria is Rector and President of the Central European University (Vienna/Budapest). Before, she was Professor of Social Anthropology and Sociology at the Graduate Institute Geneva, and Rector of the Institute of Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna from 2014 to 2021. She has published widely on the anthropology of globalisation, law, the state and social movements. Her empirical research on India also addresses issues of post-coloniality and multiple modernities.