REINHARD SELTEN AWARD CEREMONY
by Almuth Scholl (Chair of the Programme Committee of the Open Meeting)
At its annual conference, the Verein für Socialpolitik awards the Reinhard Selten Prize (Young Author Best Paper Award) worth € 3,000 each year for papers that stand out in particular for their originality, significance of the research question,and properly methodology.
The prize is named after Reinhard Selten, the only German recipient of the prize for economics donated by the Swedish National Bank in memory of Alfred Nobel for his work in the field of game theory. In particular, he developed the concept of the subgame perfect and the trembling-hand perfect balance.
The selection of the prize winners is the responsibility of the Programme Committee of the Open Meeting under the leadership of the Chairperson.
You can find information about previous award
winners at www.socialpolitik.org.
PUBLIC PANEL ON "BIODIVERSITY AND THE WEALTH OF NATIONS"
The recent Dasgupta Review proposes an inclusive wealth paradigm that puts biodiversity at the very center of economics. It highlights the complex interrelations between the Earth’s biosphere, economic inequality and human welfare. Despite its dependency on Nature, humankind is exploiting the biosphere’s finite capacity at unsustainable rates, and finding effective governance mechanisms for a transformation towards a resilient Earth system and human well-being is crucial. In this panel, renown climate and biodiversity economists, all of them governmental advisors, and a member of the Executive Board of Germany’s Federal Bank discuss the impact of inequality on biodiversity, the valuing of natural capital, and the future of economic growth. Looking ahead, they also ask what role governments and the financial sector can play in attaining inclusive welfare within our planet’s boundaries.
• Sir Partha S. Dasgupta (University of Cambridge)
• Veronika Grimm (Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg,
German Council of Economic Experts)
• Sabine Mauderer (Deutsche Bundesbank)
Ottmar Edenhofer (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change, TU Berlin)