4th Lindau Meeting of the Laureates of
the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in
Economic Sciences in Memory of
23 - 27 August 2011
17 Economics Laureates and 359 young economists from 65 countries took part in the 4th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences. Alongside a general review of current and future developments within the discipline of economics, the topics of the meeting ranged from labour market issues to considerations of the sustainability of our old-age welfare and healthcare systems.
Opening Ceremony of the 4th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences.
The 4th Lindau Meeting of the Laureates of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel in Lindau was widely recognised and applauded as a platform for an open exchange of economic expertise, and for inspiring cross-cultural and inter-generational encounters among economists from all over the world. 17 Laureates devoted almost a week of their precious time to give inspiring lectures, engage in lively discussions, and to reveal the vibrancy and fascination of economic sciences.
First time participant, Laureate Peter A. Diamond (Economics 2010) held the opening lecture of the 4th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences titled "Search and Makro". The complete video is available at the Lindau Mediatheque.
359 young economists from 65 countries were selected from a group of 5’000. They had been nominated by an international network of universities, research institutions, 44 national central banks, the Bank for International Settlements, the International Monetary Fund and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
Young economists who have shown exceptional achievements, are invited to participate in the Lindau Meetings of the Winners of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences, awarded in Memory of Alfred Nobel. They are selected by the review panel of the Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings in cooperation with about 150 partners in an international nomination process. Advanced students, PhD students and postdocs who have distinguished themselves through their outstanding achievements in their fields are eligible to apply for participation.
During his speech at the opening ceremony, Federal President Christian Wulff called for a shift towards the principles of fairness and solidarity in a social market economy, and encouraged the search for a new definition and model for individual and common well-being.