Palgrave Macmillan and our colleagues from Nature Video this year attended the 4th Meeting of Economic Sciences at Lindau to meet and record conversations with Laureates and young economists. Here we are proud to present a short film exploring the origins of the Economic Sciences meeting, alongside 2 interview-based films: one exploring the intellectual contribution of behavioral economics and one offering new perspectives on the causes of the financial crisis. The interviews in this film are unique and offer cogent and informative comment about the current economic crisis from key figures in economics.
Additional films of lectures recorded at the 2011 Economics Meeting lectures can be viewed by visiting the Lindau Mediatheque.
The global economic crisis triggered by the 2008 collapse of the US housing market has forced economists to re-examine the models used by policy makers and central bankers to guide macroeconomic policy, as well as those used in the banks and other financial institutions to manage risk. This short film, shot on location at the 2011 Lindau Meeting in the Economic Sciences and featuring interviews with young researchers and with Laureates Stiglitz, Pissarides, Mundell, McFadden, and Myerson, presents fresh perspectives on the major causes of the crisis as well as its effect on economic research.
Behavioral economics has been a thriving area of research for some time, but the current economic crisis has brought many of the core ideas of the subject, such as crowd behavior and rationality, to the fore. In this provocative short film, Laureates and young researchers at the 2011 Lindau Meeting in the Economic Sciences discuss the intellectual contribution of behavioral economics, examine its place within the discipline of economics, and discuss where it must go in order to have a future. On the theme of scientific progress, the film closes with some lively discussion on the openness of the field to the influence of other social sciences. Featuring Laureates Akerlof, Aumann, Maskin, McFadden, and Phelps.
Exploring the 'special energy' of the scientific meetings in Lindau as well as the origins of the Economic Sciences meeting, this film presents an overview of the 2011 Lindau Meeting in the Economic Sciences and includes on location interviews with Laureates, young researchers, and founder Wolfgang Schürer. Held in the midst of the biggest economic crisis since the Great Depression, the 2011 meeting afforded an amazing opportunity for intergenerational dialogue on the most pressing issues in the world today.
From August 23 - 27, 2011, 17 Economics Laureates and 373 young economists from 65 countries met at Lindau (Germany) to exchange ideas, discuss the state of their discipline and build international networks. This was the 4th Meeting of the Winners of the Sverige Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.
To view footage of the lectures from the Meeting, please visit The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics.