KEI Board of Advisors

The KEI Board of Advisors are:

Joseph Stiglitz

The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2001

Joseph Stiglitz is an economist and a professor at Columbia University. He is a recipient of the John Bates Clark Medal (1979) and the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his analyses of markets with asymmetric information (2001). He has taught at Yale, Princeton, Stanford, MIT and was the Drummond Professor and a fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. From 1995 to 1997 Professor Stiglitz was the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors, for President Bill Clinton, and from 1997 to 2000 the Chief Economist of the World Bank. Professor Stiglitz is chair of Columbia University’s Committee on Global Thought and a member of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. He is also the co-founder and Executive Director of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia. A more complete biography, as well as some of his publications and articles are available at here.

Amartya Sen

The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 1998

Amartya Sen is Lamont University Professor, and Professor of Economics and Philosophy, at Harvard University and was until recently the Master of Trinity College, Cambridge.  He has served as President of the Econometric Society, the Indian Economic Association, the American Economic Association and the International Economic Association.  He was formerly Honorary President of OXFAM and is now its Honorary Advisor.  Born in Santiniketan, India, Amartya Sen is an Indian citizen.  He studied at Presidency College in Calcutta, India, and at Trinity College, Cambridge.  He was Lamont University Professor at Harvard also earlier, from1988–1998, and previous to that he was the Drummond Professor of Political Economy at Oxford University, and a Fellow of All Souls College (he is now a Distinguished Fellow of All Souls).  Prior to that he was Professor of Economics at Delhi University and at the London School of Economics. Short Biography from Harvard University Department of Economics.

Previous Member

John Sulston

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2002

Sir John Sulston was an advisor to KEI up until his untimely death in 2018 (Obituary). John received his PhD for research in nucleotide chemistry at Cambridge University, and worked at the Salk Institute, USA and for the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology at Cambridge, where he played a central role in both the Caenorhabditis elegans worm and human genome sequencing projects, and became director of the newly established Sanger Centre (named after Fred Sanger and now the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute). Sir John Sulston shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Sydney Brenner and H. Robert Horvitz.