2013 Global Economy Prize
The award ceremony of the 2013 Global Economy Prize took place at 10.00 a.m. on June 23rd at the venue of the Town Hall in Kiel.
(from left to right: Klaus-Hinrich Vater, Hans-Werner Tovar, Gro Harlem Brundtland, Susanne Gaschke, Joseph Stiglitz, Dennis Snower, Mo Ibrahim, Torsten Albig and Jörg Asmussen)
The Kiel Institute is proud to announce the winners of its 2013 Global Economy Prize:
Gro Harlem Brundtland
Politician and physician
Gro Harlem Brundtland, born in Oslo in 1939, is a politician and a physician. At age 41, she was the first woman and the youngest person to be elected prime minister of Norway. From 1998 to 2003, she was the director-general of the World Health Organization. Currently, she is a member of the Council of Women World Leaders, the Club of Madrid, and the Global Elders, which she helped to found together with Nelson Mandela in 2007. She was also a member of the preparatory body of the Rio +10 conference in 2012. more...
Joseph E. Stiglitz
Economist and Nobel Prize winner
Joseph E. Stiglitz, born in Gary, Indiana, in 1943, is an American economist. Together with George A. Akerlof and Michael Spence, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for economics in 2001. He was specifically awarded the prize for his work on markets with asymmetrical information. He is also the lead author of the Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. Currently, he is a professor at the University of Columbia, where he is the chairman of the Committee on Global Thought. Further, he is the chairman of the Brooks World Poverty Institute at the University of Manchester, and he is a member of numerous bodies, such as the Acumen Fund and Resources for the Future. more...
Entrepreneur and founder of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation
Mohammed Ibrahim, born in Sudan in 1946, is an African entrepreneur. He founded Celtel, which is a mobile communications company that operates in 23 African and Asian countries. He also founded the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, whose mission is to promote good governance in African countries. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Alexandria, a master’s degree from the University of Bradford, and a Ph.D. in mobile communications from the University of Birmingham. After working for various telecommunication companies, he founded MSI, a software and consulting company, in 1989. more...
In their distinctive ways, each of this year’s prize winners reflects the objectives of the Kiel Institute Global Economy Prize. The Prize is meant to promote a creative voice heard in the frequently sterile public debate on the future of the global economy. It is neither the voice of ruthless, unconstrained market forces, nor the voice of indiscriminate government intervention. Instead, in honoring the outstanding accomplishments of our prize winners, the Kiel Institute seeks to highlight how incentive-based market activity can promote both economic efficiency and social equity.