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Lindau Nobel - Highlight 20 August: thinking out of the box

‘My highlights of today’s first day were two lectures, by Alvin Roth and Angela Merkel, which encouraged us to think out of the box of rational economic models.’ 
Highlight of the day from Dr Oliver Müller, Assistant Professor at the Institute of Information Systems.

‘My highlights of today’s first day were two lectures, by Alvin Roth and Angela Merkel, which encouraged us to think out of the box of rational economic models.’ 
Highlight of the day from Dr Oliver Müller, Assistant Professor at the Institute of Information Systems.



‘Nobel Laureate Alvin Roth’s lecture looked into the question why certain brands or transactions – for example, trade in organs, same-sex marriage, consumption of horse flesh or even ‘dwarf tossing’ – are banned in some societies and not in others, and how this can be explained (if indeed there is an explanation) by economic theories. 


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The second highlight was the opening address of Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel, who urged scientists to integrate findings from disciplines like psychology and sociology in their theories, in order to make them closer to reality.’ 

Dr Oliver Müller live from Lindau



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