Academic Placements

Doctorate awarded in 2017

Dr. Gregor Böhl









Title of Dissertation: Macrofinance Dynamics, Heterogeneity, and Policy Design
Placement: PostDoc at Goethe University Frankfurt

Doctorate awarded in 2016

Dr. Lan Sun

Title of Dissertation: Essays on Two-Player Games with Asymmetric Information
Placement: Lecturer at School of Economics and Management, Yunnan Normal University


Dr. Philipp Külpmann

Title of Dissertation: Essays on Teamwork
Placement: PostDoc at the University of Graz
Homepage: www.kuelpmann.org


Doctorate awarded in 2015

Dr. Juanxi Wang

Title of Dissertation: Modelling and Estimation of Dynamic Instability in Complex Econometric Systems
Placement: Research associate in the Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, UK


Dr. Benoit Decerf

Research Interests: poverty, public economics, mechanism design and microeconomic theory
Placement: Assistant Professor in Namur University, Belgium


Doctorate awarded in 2014

Dr. Michiel van de Leur

Title of Dissertation: Essays on markets over random networks and learning in Continuous Double Auctions
Placement: Postdoctoral Researcher at Vrije Universiteit van Amsterdam


Doctorate awarded in 2012

Dr. Sonja Brangewitz

Title of Dissertation: Coalitional and Strategic Market Games
Placement: Research Fellow Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, Paderborn University


Dr. Jeyhun Mammadov

Title of Dissertation: Human Capital Accumulation, Foreign Direct Investment and Economic Growth
Placement: Head of Economics and Management Department, Khazar University


Doctorate awarded in 2011

Dr. Anton Bondarev

Title of Dissertation: Dynamic Approach to Heterogeneous Innovations
Placement: Postdoc SCCER Crest, Universität Basel, Schweiz


Doctorate awarded in 2010

Dr. Tim Hellmann

Title of Dissertation: Stable Networks in Static and Dynamic Models of Network Formation
Placement: Center for Mathematical Economics (IMW), Bielefeld, Assistant Professor


J.-Prof. Dr. Jan-Henrik Steg

Title of Dissertation: On Singular Control Games - With Applications to Capital Accumulation
Placement: IMW Center for Mathematical Economic, J.-Prof.


Doctorate awarded in 2009

Dr. Berno Büchel

Title of Dissertation: Advances in Strategic Network Formation: Preferences, Centrality, and Externalities
Placement Chair of Applied Microeconomics and Business Economic, Universität Freiburg


Doctorate awarded in 2008

Dr. Margareta Teodorescu

Title of Dissertation: Autarky versus Free Trade: Catching-up and Overtaking? An Endogenous Growth Approach
Placement: Professor of Economics and Management at FH Bielefeld, University of Applied Sciences


Doctorate awarded in 2006

Dr. Marten Hillebrand

Title of Dissertation: Pension Systems, Demographic Change, and the Stock Market
Placement: Chair of Economic Theory (temporary position) at University of Konstanz



BiGSEM Visiting Student

Dr. Junichi Minagawa

BiGSEM Visiting Student From Summer 2005 To Summer 2006
Placement: Part-time Lecturer,: Tokyo University of Foreign Studies


 Dr. Benteng Zou

Former Post-Doctoral Fellow
Placement: Assistant Professor at the University of Luxembourg



CEF 2018

Nine BiGSEM members actively participated and presented papers at  the 24th International Conference on Computing in Economics and Finance (CEF 2018) in Milano http://comp-econ.org/CEF_2018/.

Call for Papers

13th BiGSEM Doctoral Workshop on Economic Theory

Bielefeld University, Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF)

December 10-11, 2018

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: September 15, 2018





Zainab Iftikhar

successfully defended her thesis on "Essays on the Effect of Migration and Demographic Factors on Labor Markets and Human Capital Accumulation". Congratulations!

Continuous-Time Dynamic Programming, HJB equations, Viscosity Solutions and their use in Economics and Finance

Fausto Gozzi from Università LUISS in Rom is going to hold a Mini Course  from May 2 to May 8. For further information please click here.

Kerstin Hötte

Congratulations! Kerstin Hötte successfully applied for funding for her "Cotutelle de thèse" from the DFH.

Zainab Iftikhar will defend her thesis.

EDEEM student, Zainab Iftikhar, will defend her doctoral thesis. It will take place on Wednesday April 25 at 2 pm at Université Catholique de Louvain.

Social Networks, Referrals and Neighborhood Effects in Frictional Labour Markets

Anna Zaharieva (Bielefeld University), Michael Neugart (Univeristy of Darmstadt) and Michele Battisti (CESifo, Munich) are organising a workshop "Social Networks, Referrals and Neighborhood Effects in Frictional Labour Markets" on the 16th of April at the ZIF.

Successful ExSIDE Second Network-Wide Training Event

in March at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris. Our doctoral studens participate at these training event R. Terranova, M. Nanumyan, E. Damdinsuren, S. Reissl, F. Li, T.S. Pham ...

Phemelo Tamasiga

successfully defended his thesis on "Essays in International Trade, Multinational Firm Production and Economic Growth". Congratulations!

BiGSEM Workshop

The 12th 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, fourteen 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

Philipp Möhlmeier

successfully defended his thesis on "The Role of Externalities in Social and Economic Networks".


Simon Schopohl

successfully defended his thesis on "Essays in Communication and Information Transmission".


Gregor Böhl

successfully defended his thesis on "Macrofinance Dynamics, Heterogeneity, and Policy Design".


Oliver Claas

successfully defended his thesis on "Essays on Wage Bargaining in Dynamic Macroeconomics".


Michael Günther

successfully defended his thesis on "Theory and Application of Renegotiation in Repeated Games". Congratulations!

Michael Günther will defend his thesis

BiGSEM Student, Michael Günther, will defend his thesis on Tuesday, September 19. It will take place at 5 pm in room V10-122.

BiGSEM happily welcomes two new BiGSEM members:

Ms. Fabienne Dascher 
Mr. Jasper Hepp

and three new doctoral students of the ExSIDE program are starting their doctoral work at Bielefeld University:

Mr. Erdenebulgan Damdinsuren;
Ms. Mariam Nanumyan;
Ms. Roberta Terranova

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

Sevak Alaverdyan has been invited to the 6th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences

The Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings has selected Sevak Alaverdyan to participate in the 6th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences to be held from 22 - 26 August 2017 in Lindau, Germany. Up to 20 Nobel Laureates and approximately 400 highly-talented young economists  from all over the world will participate in this meeting. Sevak Alaverdyan was selected among 1000 nominated students. Congratulations!

Benoit Decerf has a forthcoming publication in The Journal of Public Economics

The EDEEM graduate Benoit Decerf has a forthcoming publication in The Journal of Public Economics "Why not consider that being absolutely poor is worse than being only relatively poor?", which is a part of his PhD dissertation.

Gregor Böhl is awarded the "SCE 2017 Graduate Student Paper Contest"

The EDEEM student Gregor Böhl has been awarded the "Graduate Student Paper Contest 2017" of the Society for Computational Economics (SCE). The awards have been presented during the international conference "Computing in Economics and Finance" in New York City on Friday, June 30.

We are very happy to congratulate Gregor Böhl who is awarded the "Graduate Student Paper Contest 2017" for his paper "Monetary Policy and Speculative Stock Markets".

New Position at Goethe University Frankfurt

We are glad to announce that Gregor Böhl has landed a job as a post doc at the Goethe University in Frankfurt from 01.06.2017. We wish him all the best and success for his professional and private future.