Charlotte Talks: Nobel-Winning Economist Joseph Stiglitz On Inequality, Trump And Banks

Mar 26, 2018

Monday, March 26, 2018

Columbia University professor Joseph Stiglitz was awarded the Nobel Prize for economics in 2001, and served on President Clinton's Council of Economic Advisers.
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For several years, leaders in Charlotte have grappled with inequality, a topic that Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz has studied for decades. He discusses inequality, as well as economics in the Trump era, with guest host Erik Spanberg.

This month marks ten years since one of the pivotal moments of the financial crisis: the collapse of Bear Stearns. But the events leading up to the Great Recession came as no surprise to Joseph Stiglitz, who won the Nobel Prize in economics in 2001.

But fortune-telling wasn't why he got into economics. Instead, Stiglitz has spent decades tackling inequality.

Stiglitz joins guest host Erik Spanberg to discuss what he's learned about inequality, as well as the economy in the decade since the recession, and the Trump presidency.

GUEST HOST

Erik Spanberg, senior staff writer, Charlotte Business Journal (@CBJspanberg)

GUEST

Joseph Stiglitz, winner of 2001 Nobel Prize in economics; Columbia University professor; author of Globalization and Its Discontents Revisited: Anti-Globalization in the Age of Trump (@JosephEStiglitz)