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Held for the first time in 1951 the Lindau Meetings established themselves as a unique platform for an intergenerational dialogue between scientists.


5th Lindau Meeting

on Economic Sciences


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 will provide an open exchange of economic expertise and inspire cross-cultural and inter-generational encounters among economists from all over the world. The diverse methodological approaches to economics will be widely discussed between the Laureates and the young participants.


There will be 18 Nobel Laureates and approximately 460 young scientists from more than 80 countries participating in the 5th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences.





The scientific programme of the 5th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences will comprise 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

A record number of 19 Laureates will attend the 5th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences. Among 18 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
John Nash Jr.
Edmund Phelps
Edward Prescott

Alvin Roth 

Reinhard Selten
William Sharpe

Christopher Sims
Vernon Smith
Joseph Stiglitz

Mario Vargas Llosa

Accreditation for Journalists


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


Please register here for accreditation.


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.


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