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Munich Lectures in Economics

Every year the Center for Economic Studies (CES) of the University of Munich awards a prize to an internationally renowned and innovative economist for outstanding contributions to economic research. The scholar is invited to give the “Munich Lectures in Economics.” The related book series introduces areas of recent or potential interest to a wide audience in a nontechnical way and combines theoretical depth with policy relevance.

Retrospective and Prospective Views

An economist examines the evolution of optimal tax analysis and its influence on tax policy design.

A Revolution in Economics

A leading economist discusses the potential of happiness research (the quantification of well-being) to answer important questions that standard economics methods are unable to analyze.

A Transaction-Cost Politics Perspective