Stiglitz opens institute

January 27, 2006

Joseph Stiglitz, the Nobel prizewinner and former head of the World Bank, will launch a centre of multidisciplinary research into global poverty and poverty reduction at Manchester University next week.

Professor Stiglitz begins work as chair of the Brooks World Poverty Institute with an inaugural lecture on Wednesday. This is followed by a two-day conference focusing on the recent World Trade Organisation talks in Hong Kong and on their impact on economic development and poverty reduction across the globe.

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