Global Economy Prize

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Global Economy Prize

The Global Economy Prize is a distinction that has been awarded every year since 2005 by the Institute for Global Economy, the Schleswig-Holstein Chamber of Commerce and the Land Capital Kiel. It honours politicians, economists and companies that have earned merit as pioneers of a cosmopolitan society founded on the market economy.


Three Global Economic prize-medals
Global Economy Prize

The winners of the Global Economy Prize 2017 have been confirmed. Honored as pioneers of a cosmopolitan, economically liberal, and public-spirited society, this year´s laureates are:

Prof. Dr. Horst Köhler, German politician and economist. Former Federal President of Germany and Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund. Category: Politics

Brunello Cucinelli, Italian fashion designer. Founder, Chairman and CEO of Brunello Cucinelli S.p.A. Category: Business

Arundhati Bhattacharya, Indian banker. Chairperson of the State Bank of India. Category: Business

Prof. Assar Lindbeck, Ph.D., Swedish economist. Professor of International Economics at the University of Stockholm. Category: Economics


The prize is designed to give an impetus to overcoming in a creative way the great global economic challenges in a dialogue between the various social groups.

The Global Economic prize is awarded during every Kiel Week at the end of June to a high-ranking politician, renowned economist and an outstanding firm – figures distinguished especially by their forward thinking and aptitude for communicating global economic solutions, their ability and readiness to enter into dialogue beyond the borders of their speciality, and their advocacy of a socially responsible society founded on personal accountability.

The Global Economy Prize: www.ifw-kiel.de






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