TOP ECONOMIST TO BE KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT AQUAVISION
Top economist to be keynote speaker at AquaVision. AquaVision organisers have announced that Professor Joseph Stiglitz, the Nobel Prize winning economist, will be keynote speaker at AquaVision 2022, which will be held in Stavanger, Norway, 13-15 June.
With economic policy and global growth or downturn playing an essential role in demanding times, Professor Stiglitz will address the impact of COVID-19, issues with increased raw material costs, inflation and increased interest.
In 2001, Professor Stiglitz was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics for his analyses of markets with asymmetric information. He was a lead author of the 1995 Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. In 2011 TIME named Professor Stiglitz one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Professor Stiglitz was Chief Economist and Senior Vice-President of the World Bank from 1997-2000. In the last 15 years he has written a series of books that have had enormous influence in shaping global debates. Among his awards are more than 40 honorary doctorates, including from Cambridge and Oxford Universities.
On Professor Stiglitz’s participation at AquaVision 2022, Skretting CEO Therese Log Bergjord says:
“We are honoured that Professor Stiglitz will join us. The major contributions he has made – to macroeconomics and monetary theory, to development economics and trade theory, to public and corporate finance, to the theories of industrial organisation and rural organisation, and to the theories of welfare economics and of income and wealth distribution – and the insights that he will bring to AquaVision will benefit the entire audience. We can’t wait!”