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The Nobel Perspectives program teams up with Nobel Laureates in Economics to share their prize-winning work and insights, and give a glimpse into their lives outside work. From Singapore, Shanghai, New York, London, Hong Kong and Taipei the event tour asks some of the brightest minds to tackle questions that are relevant to the world today.
At the first Nobel Perspectives Live! event in Hong Kong, Nobel Laureates Bengt Holmström, Robert Merton and Michael Spence discussed sustainability, encouraging innovation and new technologies. They also looked at the particular role of Hong Kong and its future role on the global stage. In Taipei, a full house listened to Robert Merton talk about how everyone can prepare for inevitable change.
How fast sustainability is going to move is in the hands of you. History shows that old people like us start to change when the young people are changing. It does matter, it may be the only thing that matters.
If the world never changed, you could learn a skill and you were done. Prepare yourself for change. You don’t know where things are going to be, and no one does, so prepare yourself for when opportunity knocks. Come on robots, come on new ideas, I’m ready for you.
Reducing the energy intensity of growth patterns – I think we understand that. The big opportunity in the emerging economies is much of the infrastructure and their energy efficiency are constructed at this crucial period of time. It’s not to do it right away but to do it properly.
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