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Global Economy Prize 2018

The Global Economy Prize of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy and its partners, the City of Kiel and the IHK Schleswig-Holstein was presented on Sunday, June 17, at the Haus der Wirtschaft building of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Kiel for the fourteenth time.


(Dr. Bernd Buchholz, Konsul Klaus-Hinrich Vater, Prof. Robert J. Shiller, Ph.D., Bas van Abel, Prof. Dr. Klaus Schwab, Prof. Dennis J. Snower, Ph.D., Dr. Ulf Kämpfer)
Photo © IfW Kiel / Jan Konitzki

Recognized as pioneers of a cosmopolitan, economically liberal, and public-spirited society, this year’s laureates are: 

  • Prof. Klaus Schwab

    Founder and president of the World Economic Forum (WEF)
    Category: Politics
  • Bas van Abel

    Founder and CEO of Fairphone B.V.
    Category: Business
  • Prof. Robert Shiller, Ph.D.

    American economist, Nobel prizewinner, and best-selling author
    Category: Economics


► Read the press release


schwab_Foto_Jan_KonitzkiKlaus Martin Schwab

Klaus Martin Schwab, born March 30, 1938, in the southern German town of Ravensburg, is the founder and executice chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF), which is best known for its annual meetings in Davos. Schwab established the forum back in the 1970s with the original aim of introducing European business executives to US management practices. The multi-stakeholder approach devised by Schwab has also contributed to his reputation. This approach seeks to involve all parties affected by a business or political initiative in the decision-making process. Schwab also developed the Global Competitiveness Index, which ranks countries by their competitiveness and remains widely used today. Read more...




Abel_Foto_Jan_KonitzkiBas van Abel

Bas van Abel, born August 18, 1977, in Nijmegen, is the founder and CEO of Fairphone B.V. The company makes a smartphone under the same name, which is designed to be as socially responsible as possible. The focus is on a long service life, use of fair-trade materials and resources from conflict-free mines, decent working conditions, reusability and recycling as well as supply chain transparency. A further goal is to make consumers aware of abuses in the worldwide production of smartphones and bring about a rethinking on the part of industry and consumers.





Shiller_Foto_Jan_KonitzkiRobert James Shiller

Robert James Shiller, born March 29, 1946, in Detroit, is an American economist, Nobel prizewinner, and best-selling author. He is known for challenging and refuting the conventional view in economics of rational investors and efficient markets that are self-correcting and always return to equilibrium. Shiller predicted the dotcom bubble at the turn of the millennium and also the real estate bubble that triggered the global financial crisis in 2008. He also played a pioneering role in establishing behavioral economics. Shiller is the author of many best-selling books on the financial markets. Read more...





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