The Brooks World Poverty Institute is chaired by Nobel Laureate Professor Joseph E. Stiglitz.
Professor Stiglitz was Chief Economist and Senior Vice-President of the World Bank from 1997-2000 and was also Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers in the Clinton White House. In 2001 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics for his analyses of markets with asymmetric information. Read his short biography: on the Columbia University website; on the Nobel Prize website.
Stiglitz announced the creation of the BWPI in Whitehall on Wednesday 30 November 2005, saying: "This will be the start of what I am sure will be an exciting and productive relationship with the Brooks World Poverty Institute and The University of Manchester."