BMA chooses young scientists to participate in meetings with Nobel Laureates in Economics

BMA chooses young scientists to participate in meetings with Nobel Laureates in Economics

The Bulgarian Macroeconomic Association announces a competition in which two young scientists - economists will be chosen to participate in the Fifth Meeting with Nobel Laureates in Economics in Lindau (Germany) from 19th to 23rd August 2014. All expenses regarding the participation will be covered equally from BMA and the Lindau Foundation.

The deadline for sending your applications is 4th December 2013.

The candidates must be doctoral students or to have a doctoral degree obtained in the last five years, or young and highly-qualified economists from Central banks and financial institutions. All candidates must be 30 years old or less and have permanent residence in Bulgaria. They shouldn't have participated in previous Lindau Meetings and should be fluent in English.

The full list of conditions of the competition, the requirements for the candidates and the necessary documents are published and can be found here:  


About the meetings

The meetings with Nobel laureates in Lindau were organized for the first time in 1951, when 7 Nobel Laureates were invited to give lectures to international audience. This first meeting set the beginning of a tradition which continues for over half a century. Originally, only Nobel laureates in Medicine were invited to the Lindau Meetings but soon after meetings with Nobel Laureates in Physics and Chemistry were organized. Since 2004 meetings with Nobel Laureates in Economics take place.

359 young scientists from 65 countries, chosen among 5000 candidates participated in the fourth meeting with Nobel Laureates in Economics in 2011. 17 Nobel Laureates in Economics joined in the meetings among which were Robert Mundell, George Akerlof, John Nash, Edmund Phelps, Myron Scholes, Joseph Stiglitz, William Sharpe, etc. The meeting took place in August, 23-27, in Lindau, Germany.

The members and founders of Lindau Foundation which is financing these meetings are solely Nobel Laureates. Main sponsors are major German corporations. The chairwoman of the Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings is Countess Bettina Bernadotte, the daughter of the founder of the meetings Count Lennart Bernadotte, who is the grandson of King Gustav V, the first king of Sweden who gave Nobel prizes.

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About BMA

The main purposes of the Bulgarian Macroeconomics Association are the discussion of macroeconomic problems, the distribution of macroeconomic ideas and knowledge and the encouragement of researches in this field. For the past 10 years BMA organizes seminars, conferences and an annual competition for a student essay. The last discussions organized by BMA included a meeting with Ajai Chopra, Deputy Director, European Department, International Monetary Fund, discussion with Kevin Daud about the global crisis, discussion about “ The Evolution of the Eurozone including the Bank Union” and a discussion on the topic “Fiscal multipliers: Global and National perspective”. The internet page of BMA is