Palgrave Macmillan Educational Videos
The Foundation Lindau Nobelprizewinners Meetings at Lake Constance entered into a cooperation with Palgrave Macmillan for the 4th Lindau Meeting of the Laureates of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. The cooperation involved the production of educational videos from the 2011 Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences. The educational videos feature one-on-one interviews with Laureates and young economists selected among the participants of the 2011 meeting. They explore broad themes in economic research as well as participants’ personal perspectives on recent developments in research relevant to the understanding of the causes of the financial crises and their impact. The videos are hosted and made freely available on www.palgrave.com/lindau.
Introducing the 4th Lindau Meeting on
Exploring the 'special energy' of the scientific meetings in Lindau as well as the origins of the economic sciences meeting, this film presents an overview of the 2011 Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences and includes on location interviews with Laureates and young researchers. Held in the midst of the biggest economic crisis since the Great Depression, the 2011 meeting afforded an amazing opportunity for intergenerational dialogue on the most pressing issues in the world today.
Laureates on the Economic Crisis
The global economic crisis triggered by the 2008 collapse of the US housing market has forced economists to re-examine the models used by policy makers and central bankers to guide macroeconomic policy, as well as those used in the banks and other financial institutions to manage risk. This short film, shot on location at the 2011 Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences and featuring interviews with young researchers and with Laureates Stiglitz, Pissarides, Mundell, McFadden, and Myerson, presents fresh perspectives on the major causes of the crisis as well as its effect on economic research.
Behavioral Economics and the Changing
Behavioral economics has been a thriving area of research for some time, but the current economic crisis has brought many of the core ideas of the subject, such as crowd behavior and rationality, to the fore. In this provocative short film, Laureates and young researchers at the 2011 Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences discuss the intellectual contribution of behavioral economics, examine its place within the discipline of economics, and discuss where it must go in order to have a future. On the theme of scientific progress, the film closes with some lively discussion on the openness of the field to the influence of other social sciences. Featuring Laureates Akerlof, Aumann, Maskin, McFadden, and Phelps.