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Fabiola Gerpott

Nobel Prize 2014: The Regulator

The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2014 was awarded to French Economist Jean Tirole.


Mario Vargas Llosa: Confessions of a Latin American Liberal

Peruvian born writer and political activist Mario Vargas Llosa received the Nobel Prize in Literature in the year 2010 ‘for his cartography of structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual’s resistance, revolt, and defeat’. During the 5th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences Vargas Llosa held his presentation titled ‘Confessions of a Latin […]

Phil Thornton

Daniel McFadden: Understanding better how people really make choices

The way our brains work is key to understanding how consumers really make choices, argues Nobel Laureate Daniel McFadden.

Phil Thornton

How Can Markets Overcome the Yuk Factor?

Nobel Laureate Alvin Roth put two questions to a show of hands that highlighted the confusion many – even intelligent people – have over whether there should be commercial markets in goods or services that some people find repugnant.

Jeffrey Peters

Economic Models need to use more Data

Economics still needs to catch up with the natural sciences in predictive capability but this can be done with complex data-driven models, says #LindauEcon14 participant Jeffrey Peters.

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.