- Research field / main research area
- Income distribution, risk, corporate governance, public policy, macroeconomics and globalization
B.A. Amherst College, 1964
Ph.D. in Economics, M.I.T., 1966-1967
M.A., Cambridge University, 1970
M.A., Oxford, 1976
University Professor, Columbia University. Teaching at the Columbia Business School, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (Department of Economics) and the School of International and Public Affairs.
Founder and President of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD)
Co-Chair of the High-Level Expert Group on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Chief Economist of The Roosevelt Institute
Chair, International Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress, appointed by President Sarkozy, 2008-2009.
Chair, Commission of Experts on Reforms of the International Monetary and Financial System, appointed by the President of the General Assembly of the United Nations, 2009.
Professor of Economics and Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, 1988–2001; professor emeritus, 2001-
Stern Visiting Professor, Columbia University, 2002
Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, World Bank, 1997–2000
Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution, 2000
Chairman, Council of Economic Advisers (Member of Cabinet), 1995–1997
Member, Council of Economic Advisers, 1993–1995
Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research
Senior Fellow, Institute for Policy Reform
Professor of Economics, Princeton University, 1979–1988
Drummond Professor of Political Economy, Oxford University, 1976-1979
Oskar Morgenstern Distinguished Fellow and Visiting Professor, Institute for Advanced Studies and Mathematica, 1978-1979
Professor of Economics, Stanford University, 1974-1976
Visiting Fellow, St. Catherine's College, Oxford, 1973-1974
Professor of Economics, Cowles Foundation and Department of Economics, Yale University, 1970-1974
Senior Research Fellow, Social Science Division, Institute for Development Studies, University College, Nairobi (under Rockefeller Foundation Grant), 1969-1971
Associate Professor, Cowles Foundation, 1968-1970
Assistant Professor, Cowles Foundation, 1967-1968
Tapp Research Fellow, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, 1966-1970
Visiting Professor, Department of Economics, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, June-August, 1967
Assistant Professor of Economics, M.I.T., 1966-1967
The Quality of Growth in Africa, Ravi Kanbur, Akbar Noman and Joseph E. Stiglitz, eds., Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia, New York: Columbia University Press, 2019.
Efficiency, Finance, and Varieties of Industrial Policy, Akbar Noman and Joseph E. Stiglitz, eds., Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia, New York: Columbia University Press, 2016.
Industrial Policy and Economic Transformation in Africa, Akbar Noman and Joseph E. Stiglitz, eds., Columbia University Press, New York, 2015.
Good Growth and Governance in Africa, Akbar Noman, Kwesi Botchwey, Howard Stein, and Joseph E. Stiglitz, eds., Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.
Nobel Prize in Economics in 2001.