A group of seven Indian doctoral and post-doctoral researchers from Indian universities and research institutions got a chance to meet and interact with Nobel laureates and network with fellow researchers in the fourth meeting of economic sciences organized at Lindau, Germany from August 23-27. The group was nominated by the Indian Council for Social Science Research (ICSSR) to take part in this meeting, which was sponsored by the ICSSR, the Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting and the German Research Foundation.
In the meeting, a total of 375 young economists from 65 countries interacted with 18 Economics Nobel Laureates. The meeting was aimed at initiating a dialogue between young researchers and renowned Nobel Laureates and contributing to the exchange programme of knowledge, ideas and experiences between them.
In the three day meeting, the young economists attended several lectures and panel discussions of Nobel Laureates. Also, they had the rare opportunity to interact with those renowned personalities freely and share their experiences.
The nature of the Lindau meetings ensures that young economists from all over the world participate and Laureates regularly revert back to them. A three stage evaluation process is used to assess the meetings according to the standards and to support their ongoing development.