The 2016 Festival Economia took place in Trento from 2 to 5 June. Nobel economists, policymakers, central bankers, publishers and journalists discussed economic trends and presented new academic research on the theme ‘Where Growth Takes Place’ – ‘I luoghi della crescita’ – focusing on geographical aspects of economic development. The programme – with links to webcast recordings and other materials – is available in English, Italian and German. The Scientific Director of the 2016 Festival Economia is Prof. Tito Boeri of Bocconi University. [Full details]
The 2014 Economics Nobel lecture was given by Professor Jean Tirole in Stockholm on 8 December. Professor Tirole, chairman of the Fondation Jean-Jacques Laffont at the Toulouse School of Economics and scientific director of the Institut d’Economie Industrielle (IDEI), spoke on ‘Market Failures and Public Policy.’ The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel was awarded to Jean Tirole “for his analysis of market power and regulation.” Full details and video.
2012 prize will be presented in Oslo on 10 December recognising EU’s role in advancing stability and reconciliation in Europe. EU Council president Herman Van Rompuy, Commission president José Manuel Barroso and European Parliament president Martin Schulz will be receiving the prize on behalf of Europe’s 500 million citizens. Read more about the 2012 Nobel […]
On Friday, 12 October, the Nobel Committee announced that the 2012 Peace Prize is being awarded to the European Union “for over six decades contributing to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe.” The press release is on the Nobel Foundation site. Read the reactions of EUI President Marise Cremona, Prof. Rainer Bauböck and Prof. Ulrich Krotz at this link.