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Both the meetings and the lectures given by the Nobel Laureates have been carefully documented since they first began in 1951. Up until just a few years ago, audio recordings were taken of almost all lectures and panel discussions; video recordings have been made since 2005.

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The History of the Meetings


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


Lectures online!


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



The 5th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences provided an open exchange of economic expertise and inspired 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 had 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 featured “a panoramic view on the situation and prospects in Latin America” by Mario Vargas Llosa, the 2010 Nobel Laureate in Literature. The scientific programme addressed 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?” was the 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 comprised lectures and panel discussions as well as discussion sessions and master classes.


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



Participating Laureates

18 Laureates attended the 5th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences. Among 17 economists Mario Vargas Llosa, Nobel Laureate in Literature in 2010, participated 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

Many of the characteristics of the Nobel Prize are well reflected in the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. They are very much in the spirit of Alfred Nobel, in the sense that there is this drive to encourage scientific progress.
Lars Heikensten, Executive Director of the Nobel Foundation