10th Nobel Prize Lecture was a great success

08/02/2024

The annual Nobel Prize Lecture took place last Wednesday (31.01.). The event is already a tradition at the Faculty of Business and Economics and took place for the tenth time this year.

  Prof. Dr. Lisa Spantig in front of screen Copyright: © WiWi Faculty

Every year, as part of the Nobel Prize Lecture, two professors from the WiWi faculty present past and current winners of the Nobel Prize in the field of economics and discuss the most important findings together. This year, the focus was on two prize winners - one from 2023 and one from 1991.

Prof. Dr. Lisa Spantig from the Chair of Experimental Economic Research introduced the 2023 winner. She presented Nobel Prize winner Claudia Goldin and her work on "Goldin crashing the glass ceiling: Gender differences in the labor market".

  Prof. Dr. Reinhard Madlener is presenting Copyright: © WiWi Faculty

The winner from 1991 was presented by Prof. Dr. Reinhard Madlener from the Institute of Future Energy Consumer Needs and Behavior. He chose to present Nobel Prize winner Ronald Coase and his research on "How to defend markets against detached economic theory: possibilities and limitations of Coaseian bargaining".

Both lectures were extremely well received by the large audience of students and professors. We are proud that this year's Nobel Prize Lecture once again attracted a broad and interested audience.

 

Special thanks apply not only to the two speakers, but also to Wolfgang Mainz (Chairman of the WiWi Network), who expertly led everyone through the evening.

Afterwards there was a nice get-together with many interesting conversations over beer and pretzels.