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 61st Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting of the Nobel Prize Laureates in Lindau was a unique experience for all the participants. It has been a superb forum for exchanges between students and the Nobel Laureates.
Harald zur Hausen, Physiology or Medicine Laureate 2008