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Prestigious award to Assar Lindbeck


On Sunday Assar Lindbeck, IFN and Stockholm University, received the Global Economy Prize 2017 in the category of economics. The prize is awarded by the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. The prize committee consists of former winners, most of whom are also Nobel Laureates. In his price lecture, Lindbeck explained that, yes you can make research on economic issues. And he ended on a most optimistic note, pointing out "the possibilities to gradually increase the precision and robustness of economic research –  in particular as a result of important methodological advances in quantitative economic analysis, i.e. econometrics, in recent decades".

2017-06-18 Kiel och Assar Lindbeck bearb.jpgThree of the four receipients: Horst Köhler, Brunello Cucinelli and Assar Lindbeck. Photo: Kiel Institute for the World Economy.


The Global Economy Prize is awarded since 2005 by the Kiel Institute for the World Economy and its partners, the City of Kiel and the Schleswig-Holstein Chamber of Commerce. The prize is meant to honor those who have proposed creative, pathbreaking initiatives to deal with globalization and who dare envision a more wholesome future by addressing the global problems of our time. Its awarded annually to influential personalities in politics, business and science, who have made an outstanding contribution to establishing a just and protective society based on individual initiative and responsibility.

Read Professor Lindbeck's prize lecture

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