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


July 7: 9th BiGSEM Workshop Call for Papers

The BiGSEM students would like to bring to your attention the upcoming 9th BiGSEM Doctoral Workshop on Economic Theory. The workshop will take place at the ZiF on December 15-16, 2014.

Call for Papers

July 7: Pascal Aßmuth at 1st Münster Workshop on Agent-based Modelling

BiGSEM student Pascal Aßmuth will give a talk at the „1st Münster Workshop on Agent-based Modelling“ on July 17.

July 7: BiGSEM Student selected for Scholarship

BiGSEM student Yuanyuan Li was selected for a "Förderlinie Promovierende" scholarship financed by the "Bielefelder Nachwuchfonds". The scholarship will last for six months starting January 1, 2014. More

June 23: EDEEM Jamboree in Bielefeld

The program for this years EDEEM-jamboree, taking place in Bielefeld, July 9 - 11, is available.

June 17: BiGSEM member finishes his doctorate

BiGSEM/EBIM/EDEEM-student Christoph Diehl completed his thesis "Essays on multiple layers of uncertainty in economics". He finished his work under a Co-tutelle agreement with the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.


June 17: BiGSEM student at North American Summer Meetings of the Econometric Society

Oliver Claas presents at the North American Summer Meetings of the Econometric Society (June 19–June 22), the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

June 16: Seminar "Promotionsstipendien - wo und wie bewerben"

The PEP Team offers a seminar on PhD scholarships on July 3, 2014. Dr. Alexandra Wiebke will cover:

Where can I apply for PhD scholarships?
What will be supported?
How to write an application for a PhD scholarship?

The seminar will be in German. More information can be found here.

May 7: BGTS Mobility Grants

In cooperation with the Faculties of Business Administration and Economics, Mathematics and Physics and the Center for Mathematical Economics, the BGTS offers mobility grants to outstanding doctoral candidates, who are planning a short time research stay abroad. The aim of the grants is to further the candidates' doctoral projects and to build lasting contacts to international scientific collaboration partners. More information

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.