On behalf of the entire BiGSEM faculty it is my pleasure to welcome you and to inform you about our Bielefeld Graduate School of Economics and Management (BiGSEM). In 2011, we celebrated the 10th anniversary of BiGSEM and since its foundation, our Graduate School evolved in three main directions: BiGSEM is outstanding for its research orientation, its interdisciplinarity and its international network. BiGSEM cooperates with several faculties at Bielefeld University, it hosts students from various German and international universities and we are partner in several European Doctoral programs welcoming students from all over the world.


Yours sincerely,

Prof. Dr. Herbert Dawid

Chairman of BiGSEM


April 2: Summer School "Model Uncertainty in Economics and Finance - Advances in Stochastic Calculus"

The Summer School, July 7 - July 18, 2014, aims to introduce doctoral students to the latest developments in decision theory, economics, and mathematical finance with a special focus on Knightian or model uncertainty. More information can be found here.

April 2: EDEEM summer meeting in Bielefeld

The annual EDEEM jamboree will takes place together with a meeting of all partners of the program in Bielefeld, July 9-11. The summer meeting will end with a graduation ceremony.

April 2: Workshop on Knightian Uncertainty and Robustness in Games, June 12-13

The IMW organizes a workshop on Knightian Uncertainty and Robustness in Games around the defense of the co-tutelle thesis of BiGSEM student Christoph Diehl. The defense will take place on June 13.

March 12: Bielefeld University coordinating EDEEM

Starting today, Bielefeld University is coordinating the ‘European Doctorate in Economics - Erasmus Mundus (EDEEM)’ – an international doctoral programme in economics. More information.

February 26: QED Workshop in Bielefeld

The annual doctoral workshop of  the QED (Quantitative Economics Doctorate) network will take place in Bielefeld, May 2-3, 2014. Up to three BiGSEM students will be able to present their work during this event. Interested students should contact Dr. Andreas Szczutkowski (aszczutkowski@wiwi.uni-bielefeld.de) or Nikolai Brandt (nbrandt@uni-bielefeld.de) as soon as possible but no later than end of March. Further information on the QED network can be found under http://phoenix.wiwi.uni-bielefeld.de/lehrbereiche/vwl/with/QED2014/QED.

February 24: Minicourse "Economics and Philosophy of Science"

Prof. Max Albert (Justus Liebig University Giessen) is giving a minicourse on "Economics and Philosophy of Science". The course will take place in W8-107.

Wed, February 26, 12:30pm-2:00pm
Wed, February 26, 2:15pm-3:45pm
Wed, February 26, 4:15pm-5:45pm
Thu, February 27, 9:00am-10:30am
Thu, February 27, 10:45am-12:15pm

December 17: BiGSEM student selected for scholarship

BiGSEM student Nikoleta Scekic was selected for an "Abschlusstipendium Promotion" financed by the "Bielefelder Nachwuchfonds". The scholarship will last for six months starting January 1, 2014.