What’s needed to win an economic mandate in 2016 and rewrite the rules of our economy? On Thursday, July 28, 2016, joined Roosevelt Institute Chief Economist Joseph Stiglitz and Democracy Corps Co-Founder Stan Greenberg at the 2016 Democratic National Convention to unveil new polling on voters’ views of the economy. Time columnist and “Makers and Takers” author Rana Foroohar moderated a discussion with Stiglitz and Greenberg on the messages that resonate best with voters and the kind of bold agenda required to level the playing field so our economy works for everyone, not just those at the top.
Thursday, July 28, 2016
1:00pm – 2:30pm
Commonwealth Room, 2nd Floor
1200 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
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. Based on academic citations, Stiglitz is the 4th most influential economist in the world today, and in 2011 he was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Known for his pioneering work on assymetric information, Stiglitz’s work focuses on income distribution, asset risk management, corporate governance, and international trade. He is the author of numerous books, and several bestsellers. His most recent title is The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do About Them (2015).
Stan Greenberg is the CEO of Greenberg Quinlan Rosner and co-founder of Democracy Corps. He is a New York Times best-selling author and polling adviser to presidents, prime ministers, and CEOs, and currently advises national leaders and their campaigns in Israel, Europe, South Africa, and Latin America. He was the senior pollster for President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore, British Prime Minister Tony Blair, and President Nelson Mandela.
He has done deep research on the economy for the Roosevelt Institute, on climate change for NextGen, on Israel in the United States, Europe, and the Arab world, on working women and the new economy, on political reform, and on the Nobel Prize-winning campaign to ban landmines.
Greenberg’s new book, America Ascendant, was published by St. Martin’s Press on November 3, 2015. His book with James Carville – It’s the Middle Class, Stupid! – was a New York Times best seller.
Rana Foroohar is an assistant managing editor at TIME, and writes the Curious Capitalist column. She is also CNN’s global economic analyst. Her book, “Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business,” about why the capital markets no longer support business and how that’s creating slower growth and greater inequality, will be published by Crown in May of 2016.
Prior to joining TIME and CNN, Foroohar spent 13 years at Newsweek, as an economic and foreign affairs editor and a foreign correspondent covering Europe and the Middle East. During that time, she was awarded the German Marshall Fund’s Peter Weitz Prize for transatlantic reporting. She has also received awards and fellowships from institutions such as the Johns Hopkins School of International Affairs and the East West Center. She is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Foroohar graduated in 1992 from Barnard College, Columbia University. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, the author John Sedgwick, and her two children.