Summer Term 2014

08.04.2014     Elmar Hillebrand

Directed technical change, banks and economic growth

15.04.2014     Serhat Gezer

Durable-Goods Monopolists, Bounded-Rational Consumers, and Improving Products

22.04.2014     Toni Glaser

Migration Experience, Aspirations and the Brain Drain - Theory and Empirical Evidence

29.04.2014     Christopher Gertz

A Lemon Market Analysis with Two-sided Asymmetric Information and a Continuum of Quality Levels

06.05.2014     Philipp Külpmann

Procrastination in Teamwork

13.05.2014     Martin Lunge

An Agent-based Disequilibrium Model of a Small-scaled Closed Economy

20.05.2014     Sheng Bi

Coordination friction, hiring discrimination, and skill formation

27.05.2014     Lasha Chochua

Trade Policy Determination under Lobbying and Unorganized, but Responsive Voters

03.06.2014     Stefan Berens

The Source of Funding for R&D

10.06.2014     Ghislain Herman Demeze Juatsa

Characterisation of the default of cooperation in finitely repeated games

17.06.2014     Quji Bichia

Social Learning in Networks with Heterogeneous Agents

24.06.2014     Phemelo Tamasiga

Gains from Openness with Heterogeneous Firms

01.07.2014     Thu HIen Dao

Can investments in poor countries help reduce migratory pressure on rich countries?

08.07.2014     Zainab Iftikhar

Brain gain in presence of replacement costs

15.07.2014     Hung Ly Dai

A general equilibrium of global imbalance with endogenous portfolio choice






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.