Professor Dale Mortensen of Northwestern University, the winner of the 2010 Nobel Prize in Economics, will give a lecture at Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) on 27 May. The event is sponsored by VTB Bank.
Prof Mortensen’s lecture, "The Real Crisis: Global Unemployment", is the second in a series of lectures by the world’s leading economists. Previously, Nobel Prize winner Robert Aumann of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem spoke at the St Petersburg State University Graduate School of Management.
VTB will continue sponsoring lectures by leading economists. J. Bradford DeLong of University of California, Berkeley and Nobel Prize winner Thomas J. Sargent of New York University will speak to Russian students in September.
"We are pleased to support these lectures by the world’s leading economists," said Sergey Dubinin, Chairman of VTB’s Supervisory Council. "The bank’s team of