2 young economists from Luxembourg to attend 2017 Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences

The FNR is pleased to announce that young promising economists from Luxembourg are among the 400 young economists selected by the Lindau Selection Committee to attend the 6th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences. The meeting takes place from 22 – 26 August 2017 in Lindau, Germany. 

The 2 candidates from Luxembourg, who successfully passed a multi-step international selection process (incl. a pre-selection by the FNR), are:

Eric Finn Schaanning

Eric Finn Schaanning holds an AFR PhD in Systemic Risk from Imperial College London, in collaboration with Norges Bank. During his PhD, Eric developed an operational ‘stress test’ model that is already being used by two European Central Banks. Eric is currently Senior Advisor at Norges Bank. He was also recently featured in the FNR campaign ‘Spotlight on Young Researchers


Eric Finn Schaanning

Cindy Lopes-Bento

Cindy Lopes-Bento holds a PhD in applied economics from the University of Leuven (KU Leuven), jointly with LISER (former CEPS/INSTEAD). After her PhD, Cindy completed an AFR Postdoc, co-funded under the Marie Curie Actions of the European Commission at KU Leuven. Cindy currently holds a position as tenure track Assistant Professor at the School of Business and Economics at Maastricht University.

Cindy Lopes-Bento

The FNR will fund the travel, accommodation and registration costs for both participants.

About the meeting

Every three years, The Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings and the Foundation Lindau Nobel Prize winners organise the Lindau Meeting of the Laureates of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, where Laureates congregate with approximately 400 young talented economists from all over the globe. So far, 19 Nobel Laureates have confirmed their participation in this year’s meeting.

About the programme

The Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences provides an open exchange of economic expertise and inspires cross-cultural and inter-generational encounters among economists from all over the world.

The programme features a broad variety of content including lectures, round table discussions and special discussion sessions. The aim of the meetings’ various sessions and social activities is determined by the guiding principle “Educate. Inspire. Connect.”

For young researchers who stand at the beginning of their careers, it is a valuable opportunity to meet the luminaries of their discipline, to seek their advice in special technical issues or in personal matters, to exchange thoughts and views, and to discuss current developments in economic science and the world.

More information

Lindau Nobel Laureate website

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