CDES Distinguished Public Lecture 2020: featuring Nobel Laureate Professor Joseph Stiglitz

12/17/2020 10:00 am 12/17/2020 11:00 am Australia/Melbourne CDES Distinguished Public Lecture 2020: featuring Nobel Laureate Professor Joseph Stiglitz

2020 has been a year of unprecedented global shocks. The eruption of COVID-19, the worst global pandemic since the Spanish Flu epidemic of a century ago, has resulted in massive disruptions to social and economic life and plunged the world into the worst economic downturn since the 1930s.

Poverty has increased, many existing disparities have widened and social and political stability has been eroded everywhere. Great power rivalry, most sharply expressed in US-China tensions, threatens global peace.

The new US administration of Joe Biden – taking over after the most bitterly fought election in history – faces a deeply divided nation and a world in crisis. As the third decade of the 21st century dawns, the challenges facing the world are daunting.

In this inaugural Centre for Development Economics and Sustainability (CDES) Distinguished Public Lecture, Nobel Laureate Professor Joseph Stiglitz will describe the economic effects and ramifications of the pandemic, and discuss the policies needed to achieve a robust global recovery.

This webinar will be hosted by Professor Simon Wilkie, Dean, Faculty of Business and Economics and Head of Monash Business School, and moderated by Professor Margaret Gardner AC, President and Vice-Chancellor of Monash University.

Speakers

Professor Joseph Stiglitz

Joseph E. Stiglitz, Nobel Laureate and globally renowned economist named by Time magazine in 2011 as one of the 100 most influential people in the world, is a Professor at Columbia University, USA. Professor Stiglitz, whose pioneering theoretical work on ‘information’ transformed economists’ understanding of how markets function. He is the recipient of many other honours and awards in addition to the Nobel Prize and is also currently co-chair of the High-Level Expert Group on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress at the OECD, and Chief Economist of the Roosevelt Institute. He was formerly Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of the World Bank, and Member and Chairman of the US President's Council of Economic Advisers.

Professor Margaret Gardner

Margaret Gardner AC attained a PhD in Industrial Relations at the University of Sydney, was a Professor at Griffith University and was a Fulbright Fellow in the USA, including at MIT. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, Chair of the Group of Eight – a coalition of world-leading research-intensive Australian universities; a Director of Infrastructure Victoria, and a Director of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government. She has served as President of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand, as Patron of the Industrial Relations Society of Queensland, and served on various other boards and committees, including the Australian-American Fulbright Commission.

Professor Simon Wilkie

Simon Wilkie’s career spans a remarkable array of roles that extend beyond the higher education sphere and include appointments as Chief Economic Policy Strategist at Microsoft Corporation and Chief Economist with the US Federal Communications Commission. In January 2019, he took up the position of Dean, Faculty of Business and Economics and Head, Monash Business School, joining Monash from the University of Southern California (USC) where he was Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics and Professor of Economics, Communication and Law in the USC Gould School of Law. He was previously head of USC’s Department of Economics and the USC Center for Communication Law and Policy.

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Event Details

Date:
17 December 2020 at 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Venue:
Online - Melbourne time
Categories:
Global Business

Description

2020 has been a year of unprecedented global shocks. The eruption of COVID-19, the worst global pandemic since the Spanish Flu epidemic of a century ago, has resulted in massive disruptions to social and economic life and plunged the world into the worst economic downturn since the 1930s.

Poverty has increased, many existing disparities have widened and social and political stability has been eroded everywhere. Great power rivalry, most sharply expressed in US-China tensions, threatens global peace.

The new US administration of Joe Biden – taking over after the most bitterly fought election in history – faces a deeply divided nation and a world in crisis. As the third decade of the 21st century dawns, the challenges facing the world are daunting.

In this inaugural Centre for Development Economics and Sustainability (CDES) Distinguished Public Lecture, Nobel Laureate Professor Joseph Stiglitz will describe the economic effects and ramifications of the pandemic, and discuss the policies needed to achieve a robust global recovery.

This webinar will be hosted by Professor Simon Wilkie, Dean, Faculty of Business and Economics and Head of Monash Business School, and moderated by Professor Margaret Gardner AC, President and Vice-Chancellor of Monash University.

Speakers

Professor Joseph Stiglitz

Joseph E. Stiglitz, Nobel Laureate and globally renowned economist named by Time magazine in 2011 as one of the 100 most influential people in the world, is a Professor at Columbia University, USA. Professor Stiglitz, whose pioneering theoretical work on ‘information’ transformed economists’ understanding of how markets function. He is the recipient of many other honours and awards in addition to the Nobel Prize and is also currently co-chair of the High-Level Expert Group on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress at the OECD, and Chief Economist of the Roosevelt Institute. He was formerly Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of the World Bank, and Member and Chairman of the US President's Council of Economic Advisers.

Professor Margaret Gardner

Margaret Gardner AC attained a PhD in Industrial Relations at the University of Sydney, was a Professor at Griffith University and was a Fulbright Fellow in the USA, including at MIT. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, Chair of the Group of Eight – a coalition of world-leading research-intensive Australian universities; a Director of Infrastructure Victoria, and a Director of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government. She has served as President of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand, as Patron of the Industrial Relations Society of Queensland, and served on various other boards and committees, including the Australian-American Fulbright Commission.

Professor Simon Wilkie

Simon Wilkie’s career spans a remarkable array of roles that extend beyond the higher education sphere and include appointments as Chief Economic Policy Strategist at Microsoft Corporation and Chief Economist with the US Federal Communications Commission. In January 2019, he took up the position of Dean, Faculty of Business and Economics and Head, Monash Business School, joining Monash from the University of Southern California (USC) where he was Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics and Professor of Economics, Communication and Law in the USC Gould School of Law. He was previously head of USC’s Department of Economics and the USC Center for Communication Law and Policy.

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