The History of the Lindau Meetings


Held for the first time in 1951 the Lindau Meetings established themselves as a unique platform for the dialogue between different scientific generations. For more than 60 years now Laureates as well as young and promising Young Researchers are meeting once a year in Lindau. Read more...

Annual Reports


Every year the Council and the Foundation publish an Annual Report which provides an in-depth overview of all activities. Read more...

Prof. Dr. Martin F. Hellwig

Member of the Council


Diplom-Volkswirt (Diploma in Economics), University of Heidelberg, Germany, December 1970

Ph.D. in Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass., USA, September 1973

Research and Teaching Positions:

1971: Assistant in Economic Theory, University of Heidelberg
1972–1973: Research Assistant in Economics, M.I.T., Cambridge, Mass., USA
1973–1974: Research Associate in Economics, Stanford University, Stanford, Cal., USA
1974–1977: Assistant Professor of Economics, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J., USA
1977–1979: Associate Professor of Economics, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
1979–1987: Professor of Economics, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
1987–1996: Professor of Economics, University of Basle, Basle, Switzerland
1994: Bogen Visiting Professor of Economics, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
1995–1996: Taussig Research Professor of Economics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., USA
1996–2004: Professor of Economics, University of Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany
Since 2004: Director, Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, Bonn, Germany

Current Professional Activities:

Since 1995: Member, Scientific Advisory Council, Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs, Bonn, Germany
Since 1998: Member, Monopolies Commission of the Federal Government of Germany (Chairman 2000–2004)
1999–2004: Member of the Council of the Econometric Society
Since 2000: Associate Editor, German Economic Review
Since 2000: Member, Advisory Committee, Deutsche Bundesbank Research Center
2001–2004: President of the Verein für Sozialpolitik
Since 2002: Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (Social Science Research Centre, Berlin)
Since 2002: Member, Advisory Board, European Business Organization Law Review
Since 2003: Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, Centre for Economic Policy Research, London
Since 2004: Member, Economic Advisory Group on Competition Policy, European Commission

Fellowships and Honors

1981: Fellow, Econometric Society
1988: Honorary Professor, University of Vienna
1990: Member, Academia Europaea
1994: Member, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences
1995: Honorary Member, American Economic Association
2002: Doctor rerum politicarum honoris causa, University of Tübingen
2002: Inaugural Fellow, European Corporate Governance Institute
2003: Foreign Honorary Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences


The discovery of the fundamental particle that is believed to be the key to the standard model of physics was the dominant topic discussed by all particle physicists participating in the 62nd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. Euphoric assessments prevailed.
Alexander Bastidas Fry, PhD astronomy graduate student at the University of Washington