Professor Joseph Stiglitzwill be the keynote speaker at Skretting/Nutreco's AquaVision conference in June. Photo: Skretting.

Nobel Prize winner will headline AquaVision conference

Nobel Prize winning economist Professor Joseph Stiglitz will be keynote speaker at aquaculture business conference, AquaVision, in Stavanger, Norway, from June 13-15.

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Stiglitz will address the impact of Covid-19, issues with increased raw material costs, inflation and increased interest.

Therese Log Bergjord, chief executive of feed producer Skretting, which organises the conference along with its parent company Nutreco, said: “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.”

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In 2001, 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 magazine named Professor Stiglitz one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

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.