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The annual special event at CES

Munich Lectures in Economics

Every year, the Scientific Advisory Council nominates an outstanding international economist as the Distinguished CES Fellow. The award is presented in November, when the laureate gives the Munich Lectures in Economics, sharing a recent economics research topic with a broad audience.


The Munich Lectures are jointly organized with the Ifo Institute Munich and supported by Munich Re and MIT Press.


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Distinguished CES Fellow 2015

Daron Acemoglu
Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics at MIT Economics

Munich Lectures in Economics 2015

17-19 November 2015
Presentations: Lecture 1, Lecture 2, Lecture 3
Laudation by Fabrizio Zilibotti, University of Zurich
ML 2015 Video (Speeches, Lectures)

We thank Munich Re for the generous support. 


ML 2015: First Lecture

Previous Laureates and Munich Lectures

Distinguished CES Fellows

The prize winners list includes many renowned economists among them three Nobel Laureates. Their lectures are published in CES' own book series with the MIT Press.

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