Video Lectures from Economics Nobel Laureates

The Nobel Foundation, via its website Nobelprize.org, provides summaries and technical articles ("advanced information") about Economics prize winners' research, along with video of the prize lectures. This set of links has been created to give educators an overview of the videos available on the site. Video Interviews with the prize winners have their own listing.

For some laureates, we also link below to the Nobel Perspectives project, which hosts video interviews with the laureates with additional expert commentary.

Richard Thaler (2017) "From Cashews to Nudges: The Evolution of Behavioral Economics" Video (50 mins)

Oliver Hart (2016) "Incomplete Contracts and Control" Video (27 mins)
"Why’s there no such thing as a perfect contract?" - interview at Nobel Perspectives

Bengt Holmström (2016) "Pay for Performance and Beyond" Video (35 mins)
"What’s the key to happy, productive employees?" - interview at Nobel Perspectives

Angus Deaton (2015), "Measuring and understanding behavior, welfare, and poverty" Video (37 mins)
"Does wealth always improve your life?" - interview at Nobel Perspectives

Jean Tirole (2014), "Market Failures and Public Policy" Video (43 mins)

Eugene F. Fama (2013) "Two Pillars of Asset Pricing" Video (31 mins) 

Lars Peter Hansen (2013) "Uncertainty Outside and Inside Economic Models" Video (32 mins)
"How can we deal with uncertainty?" - interview at Nobel Perspectives

Robert J. Shiller (2013) "Speculative Asset Prices" Video (33 mins)
"What really influences the financial system?" - interview at Nobel Perspectives

Alvin E. Roth (2012) "The Theory and Practice of Market Design" Video (43 mins)
"How do you make matches that last?" - interview at Nobel Perspectives

Lloyd S. Shapley (2012) "Allocation Games - the Deferred Acceptance Algorithm" Video (7 mins)
"When is a game worth playing?" - interview at Nobel Perspectives

Thomas J. Sargent (2011) "United States Then, Europe Now" Video (33 mins)
"How can policy changes affect an economy?" - interview at Nobel Perspectives

Christopher Sims (2011) "Statistical Modeling of Monetary Policy and its Effects" Video (34 mins)
"How can we solve monetary conflicts?" - interview at Nobel Perspectives

Peter A. Diamond (2010) "Unemployment, Vacancies, Wages" Video (30 mins)
"How can we create better pension systems?" - interview at Nobel Perspectives

Dale Mortenson (2010) "Markets with Search Frictions" Video (35 mins)

Christopher Pissarides (2010) "Equilibrium in the Labour Market with Search Frictions" Video (33 mins)
"Why is there unemployment when jobs are available?" - interview at Nobel Perspectives

Oliver Williamson (2009) "Transaction Cost Economics: The Natural Progression" Video (38 mins)
"How should firms organize their transactions?" - interview at Nobel Perspectives

Elinor Ostrom (2009) "Beyond Markets and States: Polycentric Governance of Complex Economic Systems" Video (28 mins)
"Are ordinary people able to self-organize?" - interview at Nobel Perspectives

Paul Krugman (2008) "'New trade', 'new geography', and the troubles of manufacturing" Video (44 mins)
"Does globalization lead to inequality?" - interview at Nobel Perspectives

Roger B. Myerson (2007) "Perspectives on Mechanism Design in Economic Theory" Video (48 mins)
"How can we create a more peaceful world?" - interview at Nobel Perspectives

Eric S. Maskin (2007) "Mechanism Design: How to Implement Social Goals" Video (41 mins)
"How can mathematics help create a better world?" - interview at Nobel Perspectives

Leonid Hurwicz (2007) "But Who Will Guard the Guardians?" Video (49 mins)

Edmund S. Phelps (2006) "Macroeconomics for a Modern Economy" Video (54 mins)
"How can economic stagnation be stopped?" - interview at Nobel Perspectives

Robert J. Aumann (2005) "War and Peace" Video (43 mins)
"Can game theory end world conflict?" - interview at Nobel Perspectives

Thomas C. Schelling (2004) "An Astonishing Sixty Years: The Legacy of Hiroshima" Video (41 mins)

Finn E. Kydland (2004) "Quantitative Aggregate Theory" Video (50 mins)
"What makes good policy?" - interview at Nobel Perspectives

Edward C. Prescott (2004) "The Transformation of Macroeconomic Policy and Research" Video (44 mins)
"When should we worry about public debt?" - interview at Nobel Perspectives

Robert F. Engle III (2003) "Risk and Volatility: Econometric Models and Financial Practice" Video (41 mins)
"Can we avoid financial crises in the future?" - interview at Nobel Perspectives

Clive W. J. Granger (2003) "Time Series Analysis, Cointegration, and Applications" Video (33 mins)

Daniel Kahneman (2002) "Maps of Bounded Rationality" Video (46 mins)
"What determines human decisions?" - interview at Nobel Perspectives

Vernon L. Smith (2002) "Constructivist and Ecological Rationality in Economics" Video (37 mins)
"What can experiments tell us about the real-world?" - interview at Nobel Perspectives

George A. Akerlof (2001) "Behavioral Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Behavior" Video (42 mins)

A. Michael Spence (2001) "Signaling in Retrospect and the Informational Structure of Markets" Video (40 mins)
"How can developing countries stimulate their growth?" - interview at Nobel Perspectives

Joseph Stiglitz (2001) "Information and the Change in the Paradigm in Economics" Video (42 mins)
"Can economics solve financial injustice?" - interview at Nobel Perspectives

James J. Heckman (2000) "Microdata, Heterogeneity and the Evaluation of Public Policy" Video (65 mins)
"What makes our society unequal?" - interview at Nobel Perspectives

Daniel L. McFadden (2000) "Economic Choices" Video (48 mins)
"What stops people making good decisions?" - interview at Nobel Perspectives

Robert A. Mundell (1999) "A Reconsideration of the Twentieth Century"
Video (53 mins)

Amartya Sen (1998) "The Possibility of Social Choice"

Robert Solow (1987)
"Why do some economies grow much faster than others?" (interview at Nobel Perspectives)

Wassily W. Leontief (1973)
"How is the global economy interconnected?" (interview at Nobel Perspectives)

Paul Samuelson (1970)
"Is Economics a Science?" (Interview at Nobel Perspectives)

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