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


December 19: BiGSEM member finishes his doctorate

BiGSEM-student Christopher Gertz completed his work on "The Role of Information in Markets with Quality Uncertainty".


December 18: BiGSEM Workshop 2014

The 9th BiGSEM Doctoral Workshop on Economic Theory took place at Bielefeld University earlier this week. The annual event is entirely organized by doctoral students for doctoral students. Out of a pool of applications, sixteen speakers where invited to talk about their research in various fields of theoretical economics. All of these talks took place in the plenary hall of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research amidst the green of the Teutoburg Forest. Afterwards, everybody returned home with new ideas and concepts. Pictures

December 17: BiGSEM members finish their doctorates

BiGSEM-students Michael Grothe and Jörg Bleile completed their works on "The Impact of Market Structure on Innovation Incentives" and "Essays on Case Based Belief Formation" respectively.


December 10: BiGSEM Workshop

The program of the 9th BiGSEM Doctoral Workshop on Economic Theory taking place on December 15-16, 2014 is now available.

December 4: Anna Zaharieva in Düsseldorf

J.-Prof. Anna Zaharieva was invited by Svenja Schulze, Minister for Innovation, Science and Research of NRW in the context of the program "Landesprogramm für geschlechtergerechte Hochschulen".

December 1: Upcoming Thesis Defenses

BiSGEM students Jörg Bleile and Michael Grothe will defend their theses on December 12. Christopher Gertz will defend his thesis on December 19.

Michael Grothe: 2.00pm in U3-140
Jörg Bleile: 4.15pm in V10-122
Christopher Gertz: 12.30pm in V10-122

November 28: BiGSEM Stammtisch

The next BiGSEM Stammtisch will take place December 4, 2014, 7 pm at the Bielefeld Christmas Market. We will meet at Alter Markt.

October 1: BiGSEM welcomes new members

BiGSEM happily welcomes two new doctoral students of the EDE-EM program.

Ms Elena Orlova and
Mr Simon Schopohl

are starting their doctoral work at Bielefeld University.

As members of the GSSP program BiGSEM welcomes

Mr Sevak Alaverdyan and
Mr Ashenafi Teshome Guta

and further as members of BiGSEM itself we welcome

Mr Gregor Böhl,
Mr Caner Gel
Mr Felix Hagemann,
Mr Niklas Herzig and
Ms Nadja  Maraun.

We wish our new students a good start and much success with their academic program!

September 1: J-Prof. Dr. Anna Zaharieva in Hamburg and Pisa

Anna Zaharieva will present at the Annual conference of the Verein für Socialpolitik in Hamburg, September 8-10 and at the Annual Meeting of the Italian Association of Labor Economists in Pisa, September 11-14.

September 1: Philipp Külpmann at "6th European Conference in Sports Economics"

Philipp Külpmann will present at the "6th ESEA European Conference in Sports Economics" (September 3 - 5, 2014) at the University of Antwerp, Belgium.

August 15: BiGSEM student at 5th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences

Florian Gauer will participate in the 5th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences.

July 23: Pascal Aßmuth at 15th ISS Conference

BiGSEM student Pascal Aßmuth will present at the „15th ISS Conference“ in Jena, July 27-30.

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: 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, 2015. More

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.

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.

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.

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.