Interview with Professor James A. Mirrlees at the 1st Meeting of Laureates in Economic Sciences in Lindau, Germany, September 1-4, 2004. Interviewer is freelance journalist Marika Griehsel.
Professor Mirrlees talks about when he got the news of the Economics Prize, driving forces during the student years (3:14), experiences from India (6:20), taxation systems (9:22), problems with an ageing population (14:02), economic growth in the future (20:13) and gives some advise to students (23:34).
Their work and discoveries range from the formation of black holes and genetic scissors to efforts to combat hunger and develop new auction formats.
See them all presented here.