Nobel Prize winner in SPbSPU

In October, Nobel Prize winner Professor Edmund Phelps (Nobel Prize in Economics in 2006) visited Saint-Petersburg State Polytechnical University - the craddle of engineering and economic education in Russia.

 

As a part of Saint-Petersburg Scientific Forum "Science and Mankind Progress" and 7-th Saint-Petersburg meeting of Nobel Prize winners, Edmund Phelps gave a lecture in which he spoke about corporatism and the phenomenon of job satisfaction, as well as about the differences in the interpretation of the notion "innovation" by  physicists and economists.

 

Nobel Prize winner Professor Edmund Phelps in the exhibition hall of SPbSPU

On October 11, Edmund Phelps  with  his wife, and  member of  Russian Academy of Sciences, academician  V.V. Okrepilov and  foreign member of  RAS V.L. Kvint visited SPbSPU. The guests met with the president of the university academician Yu.S. Vasiliev and academician M.P. Fedorov. Vice-rector for organizational and economic activity V.V. Glukhov organized an  excursions in  the main building of the university "The stages of  formation of  the economic  science at the Polytechnical university". Members of the delegation visited the gallery of portraits of scientists, the hall of  the Academic Council and the exhibition hall. Prof. V.V. Glukhov told the guests about the role of Saint-Petersburg State Polytechnical University in the formation of the economic education in our country - an independent economic department was opened at the Polytechnical University for the first time in Russia.

 

In the exhibition hall of SPbSPU, guests learned  more about the history of the Polytechnical University: looked at the photos and exhibits dedicated to the 110-th anniversary of the start of classes. Professor Phelps was awarded with the medal issued to commemorate this anniversary. After the visit of E. Felps, the exhibition hall replenished: the guest of honor wrote congratulations to the university on this anniversary.

 

Meeting with E. Phelps at the Faculty of Economics

On the same day, Edmund Phelps met with leading economists, heads of departments at the Faculty of Economics and Management of SPbSPU. Professor Phelps answered the questions, talked about innovations, in particular about the involvement of different countries in the innovation process, and about modern economic values. Young specialists actively participated in the discussion and asked about possible applications of Edmund Phelps’ ideas, which brought him worldwide recognition and the Nobel Prize, to Russian economy. In conclusion, Vice-rector V.V. Glukhov presented the medal of V.V. Novozhilov to Professor Edmund Phelps. Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Management prof. T.P. Nekrasova, on behalf of the whole team, gave an honored guest a book about the faculty and a souvenir.

 

Speech of Edmund Phelps will be published in the upcoming "Scientific and technical bulletin of SPbSPU".

Meeting with academician M.P. Fedorov Prof. A.N. Kobyshev presents to E. Phelps the medal to the 110-th anniversary of the start of classes in Polytechnical University
Meeting with academician M.P. Fedorov Prof. A.N. Kobyshev presents to E. Phelps the medal to the 110-th anniversary of the start of classes in Polytechnical University

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