Date, Time & Venue
  • 28 March 2014, Friday, at 10:00 am
  • Cultural Center, University of Macau
About the Speaker

  • 2001 Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences
    • Chair of the Commission of Experts of the President of the UN General Assembly on Reforms of the International Monetary and Financial System
      • Doctor of Social Sciences honoris causa, University of Macau, Former Chief Economist of the World Bank and University Professor at Columbia University, USA.


      About the Lecture

      Based on his latest research, Joseph Stiglitz delivered a public lecture on “The Price of Inequality” on the 28th March 2014, making his fourth visit to Macao the second public lecture in our University of Macau.

      While inequality and the gap between the rich and the poor has been growing, Stiglitz noted various dimensions of inequality: income, wealth, health, exposure to environmental hazards, and access to justice; and emphasized on the equal opportunities for children: “What we mean by equality of opportunity is that a child, no matter where is born, no matter who his parents are, will have the ability to live up to his potential”. Every aspect of policy and institutional framework has effects on inequality but economic growth does not necessarily benefit all. Full lecture is available here:

      <The Price of Inequality (Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences, University of Macau Doctor honoris causa- Prof. Joseph E. Stiglitz, 28 March, 2014)


      Snap Shots



      The Banner for the Distinguished Lecture Series in Economics


      Opening speech by Mr. Wei Zhao, UM Rector

      Distinguished Lecture in Economics – Professor Joseph E. Stiglitz: The Price of Inequality

      Q & A Session


      Photo with UM academic Staff