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TUM experts on the Nobel Prize for Economics
This year’s Nobel Prize for Economics, which will be awarded at the Nobel Prize ceremony today, goes to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty. Professors Anja Faße and Sebastian Goerg from the Technical University of Munich work in similar fields at the TUM Campus Straubing and can explain why economics uses these methods to examine other subjects such as medicine, what knowledge this approach has produced so far, and how this relates to the fact that the award winners are younger than in the past – Esther Duflo, for example, is the youngest person ever and only the second woman to receive the Nobel Prize for Economics. Professors Faße and Goerg are available for interviews.
Interview with Prof. Dr. Anja Faße and Prof. Dr. Sebastian Goerg (in German language)
Professor Anja Faße is Vice-Rector of the TUM Campus Straubing for Biotechnology and Sustainability at the Technical University of Munich and heads the Chair for Environmental and Development Economics at the Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences. Her research focuses on agro-forestry, rural agricultural value chains, sustainability, poverty and food security in sub-Saharan Africa.
Professor Sebastian Goerg has held the Chair of Economics at the TUM Campus Straubing for Biotechnology and Sustainability at the Technical University of Munich and TUM School of Management since 2018. In his research he uses experimental methods to investigate the effects of incentives, information and institutions on human behavior in economically relevant situations.
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