Thinkers instrumental in shaping contemporary economics do a major stocktaking of the field, and also look ahead at the challenges of global development. The speakers reflect on the way thinking in economics has evolved in his or her area of interest, and also speculate about how the global economy is likely to evolve and the challenges this will pose for humankind, economic analysis, and polic... view more
Professor, Stockholm School of Economics
Jörgen Weibull is professor at the Stockholm School of Economics. He is also affiliated with the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, and with the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse. His main field of research is non-cooperative and evolutionary game theory, with applications to economics, political science, and evolutionary biology. He is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and Fellow of Econometric Society.
Goldwin Smith Professor of Economics, Cornell University
Lawrence E. Blume is the Goldwin Smith Professor of Economics at Cornell University. He is a Visiting Research Professor at IHS and a member of the external faculty at the Santa Fe Institute, where he has served as Co-Director of the Economics Program and on the Institute's steering committee. He teaches and conducts research in general equilibrium theory and game theory, and also has research projects on natural resource management and network design. A Fellow of the Econometric Society, he received a BA in Economics from Washington University and a PhD in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. Blume was one of the general editors of The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, 2nd edition, to which he contributed several articles on economic theory.