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5th Lindau Meeting

on Economic Sciences


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Follow the lectures and panel dicussions of the 5th Lindau Meeting in the Lindau Mediatheque.



19-23 August 2014

Lindau Meeting of the Laureates of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel


The 5th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences just started! I provides an open exchange of economic expertise and inspires cross-cultural and inter-generational encounters among economists from all over the world. From 19 to 23 August, the participating 18 Nobel Laureates and 460 young scientists will have plenty of opportunity for an intensive exchange of ideas.


The meeting opened on 20 August with a keynote address by the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and will feature “a panoramic view on the situation and prospects in Latin America” by Mario Vargas Llosa, the 2010 Nobel Laureate in Literature. The scientific programme will address central fields of the discipline, ranging from econometrics, game theory, and neo-classical growth theory to mechanism design and systemic risk measurement. The overarching question “How useful is economics – how is economics useful?” will also be subject of the meeting’s closing panel debate on Mainau Island on Saturday, 23 August.






The scientific programme of the 5th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences comprises lectures and panel discussions (accessible for all registered meeting participants and guests), as well as discussion sessions and master classes (both accessible only for participating Nobel Laureates and young scientists).


A detailed version of the programme including all lecture titles of the participating laureates with links to their abstracts is available in the Lindau Mediatheque. Please find a PDF version of the printed programme here. To get an overview of the meeting schedule you can also download the programme structure.



Participating Laureates

18 Laureates will attend the 5th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences. Among 17 economists there will also be Mario Vargas Llosa, Nobel Laureate in Literature in 2010, participating in the meeting. Please find further information on the Laureates' profiles including their CVs in the Lindau Mediatheque.


Robert Aumann

Peter Diamond

Lars Peter Hansen
Finn Kydland
Eric Maskin
Daniel McFadden

Robert C. Merton
James Mirrlees
Roger Myerson
Edmund Phelps
Edward Prescott

Alvin Roth 

Reinhard Selten
William Sharpe

Christopher Sims
Vernon Smith
Joseph Stiglitz

Mario Vargas Llosa



Journalists are kindly invited to apply for accreditation in order to attend the 2014 Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences.


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With an accreditation, journalists will have access to most of the scientific programme sessions as well as to all social events. The communications team of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings will be happy to assist and support accredited journalists by providing background information and processing interview requests. Find all press releases and further information on the 5th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences under Communications.

While it may not be apparent what such interactions yield in the short term, each interaction has the potential of lighting a match to a candle, of igniting young minds in ways that can change the face of the earth.
Shri Kapil Sibal, Indian Minister for Law and Justice