Ever wondered how the greatest economic minds of our time live? Or what is their stance on current developments? This week UBS, along with German broadcasters Frank and Thomas Elstner, announced the launch of 'Nobel Perspectives', a digital platform that, over the next 2 years, will feature around 40 filmed interviews with Nobel Laureates in Economics.
In Frank Elstner's words: "Having interviewed Nobel Laureates since the 1980s, I realize how much these extraordinary people have in common: infinite patience, great curiosity, reliable determination and most of all modesty. They are not only progressive thinkers but also role models for a life in a tolerant society. I am happy that we found UBS as our partner guaranteeing a long future for this project."
Among others, the featured Nobel Laureates in Economic Sciences will include: Kenneth J. Arrow, James M. Buchanan Jr., Gérard Debreu, Lawrence R. Klein, Finn Kydland, Wassily Leontief, Sir Arthur Lewis, James E. Meade, Merton H. Miller, Christopher Pissarides, Alvin E. Roth, Paul A. Samuelson, Theodore W. Schultz, William F. Sharpe, Herbert A. Simon and Robert M. Solow.
The first profile explores the work of the game theorist Alvin E. Roth. The game theorist discusses topics such as rules market need to work freely and what kidney transplants can teach us about trading.
Over the next two years and at least once a month, further interviews and material will be added to the site along with accompanying commentary and analysis from 'Undercover Economist' Tim Harford and UBS's Global Economist, Paul Donovan.
Next one in line is Finn E. Kydland, Nobel Laureate, 2004 who will be featured speaking of what makes good policy.
You can watch Roth’s interview in the following link.