Nobel Prize Winner to Speak at Tulane

March 6, 2006

Kathryn Hobgood
Phone: (504) 865-5210

Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz will present the 2006 Mary C. Parker Yates Lecture, "Fair Trade for All: How Trade Can Promote Development," on Friday, March 10 at 4:00 p.m. in J. Herndon Thomson Hall in the Richardson Memorial Building on the campus of Tulane University.

The public is invited to attend the lecture, which will address questions such as "What is fair trade?" and "How can the poorer countries of the world be helped to help themselves through freer, fairer trade?" Stiglitz is a professor at Columbia University, where he founded the Initiative for Policy Dialogue in 2000. He was chair of President Bill Clinton's Council of Economic Advisors from 1995-97 and chief economist and senior vice-president of the World Bank from 1997-2000.

In 2001, Stiglitz was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics for his contribution to analyses of markets with asymmetric information, work that forms the core of modern information economics. Stiglitz is the author of many well-known publications including Globalization and Its Discontents and The Roaring Nineties. His most recent work is Fair Trade for All: How Trade Can Promote Development, co-authored with Andrew Charlton.

The Mary C. Parker Yates Lecture, endowed in 1996 by Murphy Institute alumna Rebecca Yates Velander in memory of her mother, is the Murphy Institute's major public academic event. Designed to promote university-wide discussion of issues of current concern, the annual Yates Lecture brings leading thinkers and public figures to the Tulane campus. For more information, please contact John Howard, associate director, Murphy Institute, at (504) 862-3234.

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