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Bengt Holmström and the black box of the firm

Kevin Bryan

Bengt Holmström and the black box of the firm

Bengt Holmström has been jointly awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences with Oliver Hart “for their contributions to contract theory”. This column outlines his key contributions.Bengt Holmström has been jointly awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences with Oliver Hart “for their contributions to contract theory”. This column outlines his key contributions.

Oliver Hart: Incomplete contracts and the theory of the firm

Maija Halonen-Akatwijuka

Oliver Hart: Incomplete contracts and the theory of the firm

Oliver Hart has been jointly awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences with Bengt Holmström "for their contributions to contract theory".Oliver Hart has been jointly awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences with Bengt Holmström "for their contributions to contract theory".

2016 Nobel Prize in Economics – Contracts are everywhere in society

Romesh Vaitilingam

2016 Nobel Prize in Economics – Contracts are everywhere in society

The Prize was awarded jointly to economists Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmström.The Prize was awarded jointly to economists Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmström.

The ideas of Reinhard Selten

Romesh Vaitilingam

The ideas of Reinhard Selten

A pioneering analyst of rationality and human behaviourA pioneering analyst of rationality and human behaviour

Angus Deaton: Life after Stockholm

Angus Deaton

Angus Deaton: Life after Stockholm

Nobel economist Angus Deaton reflects on some of the lesser-known consequences of being a Nobel Laureate.Nobel economist Angus Deaton reflects on some of the lesser-known consequences of being a Nobel Laureate.

Lloyd Shapley: A founding giant of game theory

Alvin Roth

Lloyd Shapley: A founding giant of game theory

An obituary by his co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences Alvin Roth.An obituary by his co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences Alvin Roth.

Structure and Change in Economic History: The Ideas of Douglass North

John Joseph Wallis

Structure and Change in Economic History: The Ideas of Douglass North

On 23 November 2015 Nobel laureate in economic sciences Douglass North passed away. Let's take an in-depth look on his impact on economic research.On 23 November 2015 Nobel laureate in economic sciences Douglass North passed away. Let's take an in-depth look on his impact on economic research.

2015 Nobel Prize in Economics: Consumption, great and small

Romesh Vaitilingam

2015 Nobel Prize in Economics: Consumption, great and small

Angus Deaton of Princeton University has been awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences ‘for his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare’.Angus Deaton of Princeton University has been awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences ‘for his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare’.

New Mini Lecture: Game Theory

Patricia Edema

New Mini Lecture: Game Theory

The Lindau Mediatheque presents its newest educational short film covering the economic field of game theory.

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Video: Joe Stiglitz on What makes a good Economist?

Fresh from our YouTube Channel: A short film featuring Joseph Stiglitz

Christian Schumacher

Economists reflect on challenges

What are the challenges for the next generation? 6 Nobel Laureates and 8 young economists present their views.

Christian Schumacher

Economists set the course for a self-reflective debate

What makes a good economist? 6 Nobel Laureates and 8 young economists give answers.