KU early-career researchers attend Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

Two doctoral candidates at the School of Management, Katharina Hartinger and Philipp Krug, had the rare and honorable chance to get to know and discuss with Nobel Prize winners. They successfully completed a multi-stage application process and attended the popular Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau at Lake Constance from August 23 to August 27, together with 400 other highly talented young economists from 69 countries. The top scientific meeting is held in Lindau regularly since 1951. Experts in the fields of chemistry, physics, medicine and business and economics meet there in regular intervals.

Katharina Hartinger, research associate at the Chair of Economics, especially Macroeconomics, and Philipp Krug, doctoral candidate at the Chair of Economics, especially Public Finance, agree: The stay in Lindau was a unique experience that will accompany them on their future career paths. Hartinger described the conference as a “tank of opportunities”. “This week was so important that its significance will only really transpire in the course of time. We can build on the experience there and start collaboration projects or send Nobel Prize winners an e-mail when we finished a paper, for example.” The combination of different formats at the venue created many opportunities for participants to get into conversation with Nobel Prize winners and other attendees: “The mixture of presentations, a trip to the island, shared lunches and coffee breaks was planned marvelously and added a special touch.”