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Nobel Prize-winning economist joins Skretting's AquaVision conference

Professor Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Prize-winning economist, will be a keynote speaker at AquaVision 2022 that will take place in Stavanger, Norway from June 13-15, 2022.

Nobel Prize-winning economist joins Skretting’s AquaVision conference
April 12, 2022

In a world where the premise for global business is rapidly changing, business leaders are searching for answers to how sustainable economic growth and increased seafood production can be achieved. To this end, AquaVision organizers announced that Professor Joseph Stiglitz, the Nobel Prize-winning economist, will be a keynote speaker at AquaVision 2022. 

With economic policy and global growth or downturn playing an essential role in demanding times, Professor Stiglitz will address the impact of COVID-19, issues with increased raw material costs, inflation and increased interest.

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

Professor Stiglitz was chief economist and senior vice-president of the World Bank from 1997-2000. In the past 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. 

Skretting CEO, Therese Log Bergjord, said, “we are honored that Professor Stiglitz will join us. The major contributions he has made – to macroeconomics and monetary theory, development economics and trade theory, public and corporate finance, the theories of industrial organization and rural organization, and the theories of welfare economics and income and wealth distribution – and the insights that he will bring to AquaVision will benefit the entire audience. We can’t wait!”

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