Doctorate awarded in 2015

Dr. Sheng Bi

Title of Dissertation: Dissertation on Competitive Direct Search

Dr. Benoit Decerf






Dissertation Title: Welfare and Behavior Micro-analysis of Economies with Agents Exhibiting Non-classical Preferences
Placement: Assistant Professor in Namur University, Belgium


Dr. Toni Glaser





Title of Dissertation: Essays on Globalization and Economic Policy
Placement: Economist at German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

Dr. Jakob Landwehr






Title of Dissertation: On the Emergence of Networks
Placement:  Wortmann KG, Detmold

Dr. Yuanyuan Li






Title of Dissertation: Information and Discrimination: Foundations and Applications in Credit and Labor Markets.

Dr. Lalaina Rakotonindrainy

Title of Dissertation: Contirbutions on Overlapping Generations Models, Increasing Returns, Durable Goods and Optimality
Placement: Teaching and research assistant, Universite Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne

Dr. Johannes Tiwisina






Title of Dissertation: Essays on Simulation Mehtods in Economic Dynamics
Placement: Produktentwickler, Hettich

Dr. Juanxi Wang






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

Dr. Martin Vargas Barrenechea






Title of Dissertation: Three Essays on the Economics of Patents







BiGSEM Workshop

The 13th 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

Serhat Gezer

Serhat Gezer successfully defended his thesis on "Dynamic and Strategic Analysis of Innovations"



BiGSEM student Serhat Gezer will defend his doctoral thesis. It will take place in U3-140 at 2 pm on Friday November 23.

New visiting PhD student

Elena Iakimova from University of Calabria (IT) is taking part in BiGSEM as a visiting student in the time from 01/10/2018 to 28/02/2019. Her research interests are mainly focused on energy resources.


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!