Democracy in Question: Nobel Prize Winner Joseph Stiglitz on a More Equitable Future

The latest episode of the Democracy in Question podcast, hosted by CEU President and Rector Shalini Randeria, features Joseph Stiglitz, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2001.

Stiglitz is University Professor 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 author of many groundbreaking books including “Globalization and its Discontents”, “Making Globalization Work”, “Freefall”, “The Price of Inequality”, “The Great Divide” and most recently, “People, Power, and Profits”.

In this episode, "Nobel Prize Winner Joseph Stiglitz on a More Equitable Future" published September 13 and recorded live at the 2023 Alpbach Forum in Tyrol, Austria, Randeria and her guest explore 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.

For each episode of Democracy in Question, Randeria invites a leading scholar or public figure to explore the challenges and dilemmas facing democracies around the world. Listen to the trailer and subscribe here.

Series seven of Democracy in Question is produced in partnership with the Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy at the Graduate Institute in Geneva (AHCD) where Randeria is a Senior Fellow. ACHD and the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna co-produced seasons one and two of the podcast.