Since its foundation, BiGSEM is always supported by the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics and by the Center for Mathematical Economics to sustain its excellent highly international oriented Graduate School. Both institutions provide infrastructure, every year a limited number of  Doctoral fellowships are financed by the Faculty, annual events are supported by both.

In addition to this basic support, BiGSEM has received substantial external funding from third parties to support early stage researchers from German and European institutions like the German Science Foundation (DFG), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) as well as the European Commission in the framework of FP7 and Horizon 2020. Through highly competitive formats, like an International Research Training Groups (DFG) or an Erasmus Mundus Doctoral Program (European Commission), funding for doctoral fellowships, participation and presentation at conferences, short research stays abroad as well as for the infrastructure of the BiGSEM could be acquired. BiGSEM as an institution continuously engages in grant applications of this type and also encourages students to actively seek additional support for research activities during their dissertation project from suitable funding institutions.

Furthermore, the interdiciplinarity of BiGSEM is reflected by the various projects of other faculties of the Bielefeld University it is cooperating with.







BiGSEM happily welcomes ExSIDE students

BiGSEM happily welcomes three second year ExSIDE doctoral students who are now doing their research in BiGSEM during the academic year 2018/19:

Ms. Fen Li
Mr. Thanh Son Pham
Mr. Severin Reissl

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

Herman Demeze

Ghislain-Herman Demeze-Jouatsa successfully defended his thesis on "Essays on Repeated Games".



BiGSEM student, Ghislain-Herman Demeze-Jouatsa, will defend his doctoral  thesis. It will take place on Friday September 21 at 2 pm in V10-122.

ExSIDE Research Training School

The ExSIDE Research Training School will take place from the 12th of September until the 14th of September 2018 at the Bielefeld University

BGTS mobility grants

Congratulations! Ghislain Herman Demeze successfully applied for the BGTS mobility grants.

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 ...

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