• Joseph Stiglitz Image

    Joseph E. Stiglitz is University Professor at Columbia University, teaching in its Economics Department, its Business School, and its School of International and Public Affairs and Chairman of its Committee on Global Thought. He chaired the UN Commission of Experts on Reforms of the International Monetary and Financial System, created in the aftermath of the financial crisis by the President of the General Assembly. He is former Chief Economist and Senior Vice-President of the World Bank and Chairman of President Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisors. He was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 2001.

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    José Antonio Ocampo is Professor in the School of International and Public Affairs and and Member of the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University. He is Chair of the United Nations' Committee for Development Policy. He has been UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), and Minister of Finance, Planning and Agriculture of Colombia.

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    Stephany Griffith-Jones

    Financial Markets Program Director

    Stephany Griffith-Jones is Financial Markets Director at the Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia University, and was Professorial Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies. She is a member of the Warwick Commission on Financial Regulation. She has published widely on the international financial system and its reform. Her research interests include global capital flows, with special reference to flows to emerging markets; macro-economic management of capital flows in Latin America, Eastern Europe and sub-Saharan Africa; proposals for international measures to diminish volatility of capital flows and reduce likelihood of currency crises; analysis of national and international capital markets; and proposals for international financial reform.

  • Akbar Noman Image

    Akbar Noman is an economist with wide-ranging experience of policy analysis and formulation in a variety of developing and transition economies, having worked extensively for the World Bank as well as other international organizations and at senior levels of government. He combines teaching at SIPA with being a Senior Fellow at the Initiative for Policy Dialogue where his tasks continue to include policy work with governments. His other academic appointments have been at Oxford University (where he was also a student) and the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex.

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    Anya Schiffrin

    Director of Journalism Programs

    Anya Schiffrin teaches at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. She spent ten years working overseas as a journalist in Europe and Asia, writing for a number of different magazines and newspapers. She was bureau chief for Dow Jones Newswires in Amsterdam and Hanoi and wrote regularly for the Wall Street Journal. She was a Knight-Bagehot Fellow at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism in 1999-2000 and then a senior writer at the Industry Standard, covering banking and finance.

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    Isabel Ortiz

    Global Social Justice Program Director

    Isabel Ortiz is Director of the Global Social Justice Program at the Initiative for Policy Dialogue, Columbia University. Earlier, she was Associate Director of Policy at UNICEF, and senior advisor at the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and at the Asian Development Bank. She has worked in more than 30 countries, providing advisory services to governments and development institutions, among them, DFID, the European Commission, KfW, UNDP and the World Bank. She has a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics, and has written 50 publications translated in several languages.

  • Laila Staudinger Image

    Laila Staudinger is originally from Brazil. She moved to the West Coast of the United States in 2001. Currently, she is a senior at Columbia University's School of General Studies, majoring in Psychology. Her focus is in the field of social psychology, specifically as it applies to policy making and innovative business structures. Current research aims to create an interdisciplinary approach to Welfare policy, by investigating relevant findings from the fields of Social Psychology, Neuroscience, and Development Economics. She prefers to spend her free time writing poetry, collecting cultural experiences, and feeding her fascination of all things related to futurism and AI.