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Smart Resettlement: A Refugee Success Story From Rural Australia

David Smerdon

Smart Resettlement: A Refugee Success Story From Rural Australia

#LiNoEcon young economist David Smerdon on the remarkable transformation of the small town of Nhill#LiNoEcon young economist David Smerdon on the remarkable transformation of the small town of Nhill

Happier Than Ever

Mara Grunewald

Happier Than Ever

#LiNoEcon participant Mara Grunewald on measuring wellbeing in Germany#LiNoEcon participant Mara Grunewald on measuring wellbeing in Germany

Germany’s Monetary Mythology: Central Bank Independence and Crafting the Past

Simon Mee

Germany’s Monetary Mythology: Central Bank Independence and Crafting the Past

#LiNoEcon participant Simon Mee describes how Germany’s monetary history became a political football#LiNoEcon participant Simon Mee describes how Germany’s monetary history became a political football

Is the Paris Agreement on Climate Change ‘Bad for Business’?

Veronika Stolbova

Is the Paris Agreement on Climate Change ‘Bad for Business’?

#LiNoEcon participant Veronika Stolbova explores the costs and potential gains from the transition to a low-carbon economy.#LiNoEcon participant Veronika Stolbova explores the costs and potential gains from the transition to a low-carbon economy.

Why and How Should We Communicate Economics?

Romesh Vaitilingam

Why and How Should We Communicate Economics?

Communicating economics to audiences beyond the ivory tower has never been more vital for policy and public debate – nor have there been more opportunities to reach those wider readerships. This post provides some advice for the younger generation of economists.Communicating economics to audiences beyond the ivory tower has never been more vital for policy and public debate – nor have there been more opportunities to reach those wider readerships. This post provides some advice for the younger generation of economists.

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".

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.

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’.

Akos Valentinyi

Nobel rewards economist who told us how to tame the big firms which run our lives

An in-depth look on Jean Tirole’s impact on economics.

Wolfgang Huang

A Statistical View on the 2014 Meetings

609 participants from 80 countries at the 64th Lindau Meeting, and 458 from 86 countries at the 5th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences – these numbers (and there are more!) are too tempting to not look more closely.