Lecture 3: Measuring progress towards a better future

This is the third and final of the Green Templeton Lectures 2021, in partnership with Franklin Templeton, on the theme ‘Navigating the COVID challenge’. Further information about the Green Templeton Lectures 2021.


Professor Joseph E. Stiglitz


Joseph E. Stiglitz is an American economist and a professor at Columbia University. He is also the co-chair of the High-Level Expert Group on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress at the OECD, and the Chief Economist of the Roosevelt Institute.

A recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (2001) and the John Bates Clark Medal (1979), he is a former senior vice president and chief economist of the World Bank and a former member and chairman of the (US president’s) Council of Economic Advisers.

In 2000, Stiglitz founded the Initiative for Policy Dialogue, a think tank on international development based at Columbia University. He has been a member of the Columbia faculty since 2001 and received that university’s highest academic rank (university professor) in 2003.

In 2011 Stiglitz was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Known for his pioneering work on asymmetric information, Stiglitz’s work focuses on income distribution, risk, corporate governance, public policy, macroeconomics and globalization. He is the author of numerous books, and several bestsellers. His most recent titles are People, Power, and Profits, Rewriting the Rules of the European Economy, Globalization and Its Discontents Revisited, The Euro and Rewriting the Rules of the American Economy.


Trinity Term – to be announced.

This lecture will be online. Details of how to access the lecture will be emailed to those who register in advance using the registration form on this page.

About this lecture

Professor Joseph Stiglitz will consider how far recovery strategies have come in delivering the outcomes they promise. In particular, the challenge of gauging the overall ‘progress’ of these strategies in terms of economic product, well-being and sustainability.

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More information

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