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Young Economists Selected to Meet Nobel Laureates in Germany

Aug. 11, 2006

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—Fifty outstanding graduate research students have been selected to attend the 2nd Lindau Meeting in Economic Sciences in Lindau, Germany, Aug. 16-19, to participate in economics lectures and discussions with Nobel Laureates from around the world. These 50 students are being sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

The meeting, which welcomes winners of the Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in memory of Alfred Nobel, adds to the tradition of the annual Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates in natural sciences, which began in 1951. The main objective of the Lindau Meeting in Economic Sciences is to provide an opportunity for personal interaction among Nobel Prize winners and young researchers. In Sept. 2004, the first bi-annual Lindau Meeting in Economic Sciences was attended by nearly 200 students. More than 300 young researchers from 40 different countries are expected to participate in this year’s event.

Each morning, Laureates will lecture on a topic of their choice related to economics and then preside over informal roundtable sessions exclusively for students in the afternoons. During lunches and dinners, Laureates will join participants at local restaurants for additional discussions.

The 50 NSF sponsored students selected to attend the meeting are as follows:

Students Institution
Adriana Leticia Arroyo Abad University of California, Davis
Mustafa Akan Northwestern University
Dante Amengual Princeton University
David Atkin Princeton University
Rudiger Bachmann Yale University
Mostafa Beshkar Vanderbilt University
Daniel Brown University of Delaware
Nick Burger University of California, Santa Barbara
Bo Chen University of Wisconsin
Chung Choe University of Arizona
Kerem Cosar Pennsylvania State University
Stephen Cotten University of Tennessee
Brendan Daley Stanford University
Mark Dean New York University
Paul Deng Brandeis University
Wayne-Roy Gayle University of Pittsburgh
Daniel Gottlieb Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Tiffany Green University of North Carolina
Vera Holovchenko University of Texas, Dallas
Asen Ivanov The Ohio State University
Juergen Jung Indiana University
Joong Shik Kang University of Wisconsin
Leonard Kiefer The Ohio State University
Joshua Kinsler Duke University
Matthias Kredler New York University
Julie Lee University of California, San Diego
Vadym Lepetyuk University of Minnesota
Jura Liaukonyte University of Virginia
Yang Lu Boston University
Zacharias Maniadis University of California, Los Angeles
Gustavo Manso Stanford University
Joseph Marchand Syracuse University
Katie McCann University of Delaware
Nadine McCloud SUNY-Binghamton
Antonio Miralles Boston University
Thayer Morrill Stanford University
Helen Naughton University of Oregon
Kathleen Odell University of Illinois, Chicago
Luis Opazo Georgetown University
Guillermo Ordonez University of California, Los Angeles
Roberto Pinheiro University of Pennsylvania
Jennifer Poole University of California, San Diego
Giacomo Rondina University of Wisconsin
Shiv Saini University of Wisconsin
Karl Smith North Carolina State University
Georg Strasser University of Pennsylvania
Satoru Takahashi Harvard University
Betty Tao University of North Carolina
Gernot Wagner Harvard University
Siyang Xiong Northwestern University

Additional information about this year's meeting may be accessed at The Web site and travel arrangements for all participants are being administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE).

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