Congratulations to Isabel Schnabel, research affiliate and former member (2004 – 2007) of the institute, for being given the Gustav Stolper Award of the Verein für Socialpolitik, the professional association of German-speaking economists! The Gustav Stolper Award is given annually to an outstanding scholar who has influenced public debate on the basis of economic analysis and who has made important contributions to our understanding and solving economic problems.
The 36th Conference on Institutional and Theoretical Economics (JITE-Conference), organized by Christoph Engel and Urs Schweizer, took place in Florence
There is strong resistance against the commercialization of some goods and services. If a person holding public authority sells her decisions, this is regarded as corruption. Most countries are also opposed against selling organs, university admission, or opportunities to clerk with prestigious courts. Yet decisions have to be made, and frequently demand exceeds supply. How can these decisions be made convincingly? Over the last decades, attempts at allocating goods or services without the help of money have become an active area of research in economics, under the label of matching. The legal community has taken fairly little notice of this development. This interface is the topic of the symposium.
Matthias Sutter published an article in the FAZ titled: "Warum finanzielle Grundbildung wichtig ist. Sie hilft, teure Fehler bis hin zur Schuldenfalle zu vermeiden – die Schulen könnten helfen", FAZ, S. 16, 11. Juni 2018, Nr. 132