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JOSEPH E. STIGLITZ is the 2001 Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences. He holds a joint appointment at Columbia University: a chaired professorship at the Columbia Business School, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in the Department of Economics, and the School of International and Public Affairs in 2001. Formerly, he was the Joan Kenney Professor of Economics at Stanford University. From 1997-2000, Dr. Stiglitz was the senior vice president and chief economist at the World Bank in Washington, D.C. He served on President Clinton's economic team as chair of the U.S. Council of Economic Advisors from 1993 to 1997.

Stiglitz is a renowned scholar and teacher of a new branch of economics that he created, "The Economics of Information." He also helped pioneer such concepts as adverse selection and moral hazard, which have now become the standard tools of policy analysts, as well as economic theorists. He also is a leader in the economics of the public sector. Recognized around the world as a leading economic scholar, he has written many books on international economics that have been translated into more than a dozen languages.

He holds a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a B.A. from Amherst College.

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HERMAN DALY is a senior research scholar in the School of Public Affairs at the University of Maryland. Formerly, he was senior economist in the Environment Department at the World Bank, in Washington, D.C., where he helped found and develop policy guidelines for the department. He is noted for his extensive research and writings on the environment and sustainable development. His landmark publication is the book, For the Common Good: Redirecting the Economy toward Community, the Environment, and a Sustainable Future.

Daly also has published over 100 articles as well as numerous books, including Steady-State Economics (1991), Valuing the Earth (1993) and Beyond Growth (1996). He is a co-founder and associate editor of the Ecological Economics journal.

Prior to 1988, he was Alumni Professor Economics at Louisiana State University, where he taught economics for 20 years.

Daly received a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University and a B.A. from Rice University.

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SASKIA SASSEN is the Ralph Lewis Professor of Sociology at the University of Chicago and the Centennial Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics. She is one of the foremost theoreticians of the emerging information society in an increasingly globalized world. Her most recent books include Globalization and Its Discontents (1998), Losing Control? Sovereignty in an Age of Globalization (1996) and The Global City (1995, updated 2000), which have been translated into 10 languages.

Her research has covered such topics as "The State and the Global City," "Toward a Feminist Analytics of the Global Economy," "The De Facto Transnationalizing of Immigration Policy" and "The Incorporation of Third World Women into Wage Labor."

She currently is working on the Transnationalism Project at Chicago, which studies the flows of capital, people, information and images that confront the researcher of globalization. She also chairs the Information Technology, International Cooperation and Global Security Commission of the Social Science Research Council of the United States.

Sassen earned a Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame.

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STEPHEN J. KOBRIN is the William H. Wurster Professor of Multinational Management at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a fellow of the World Economic Forum and serves as president of the Academy of International Business.

Kobrin's research centers on the nature and impact of globalization—particularly the information revolution—on economic and political organization and governance. He currently is working on a project examining the backlash against globalization in the context of previous protests against international investments and multinational corporations.

Kobrin's forthcoming publications include "Sovereignty@Bay: Globalization, Multinational Enterprise and the International Political System" in The Oxford Handbook of International Business and "Our Resistance Is as Global as Your Oppression: Multinational Corporations, the Protest Movement and the Future of Global Governance" in Mapping the Multinationals. He also authored "MAI and the Clash of Globalizations" in Foreign Policy, Fall 1998.

Kobrin holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.Mgt.E. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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