Dissertation Prize Award
Every year about 260 doctoral students complete successfully their doctoral degree at Bielefeld University. According to the recommendations of the faculties, the "Universitätsgesellschaft Bielefeld" then nominates graduates with outstanding dissertations for its dissertation prize.
This year we are happy to congratulate Dr. Tobias Hellmann who is awarded the dissertation prize 2016 for his Thesis "Essays on the Foster-Hart Measure of Riskiness and Ambiguity in Real Options Games".
Nikoleta van Welbergen
Nikoleta van Welbergen successfully defended her thesis on "Information Uncertainty in Auction Theory".
Lan Sun successfully defended her thesis on "Essays on Two-Player Games with Asymmetric Information".
Job Opening: 15 doctoral fellowships
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network: Expectations and Social Influence Dynamics in Economics (ExSIDE)
ExSIDE is looking for 15 highly motivated doctoral fellows to engage in cutting edge interdisciplinary research combined with a structured curriculum of training activities. The agenda of ExSIDE is to improve our understanding of the role of expectation formation and social influence for economic dynamics and for the optimal design of economic policy. Doctoral fellows will engage in network-wide training activities and carry out research work at two (or three) out of eight European partner universities. Selected candidates will enter a 36 month work contract with the recruiting university of their project.
For more information about ExSIDE and the application procedure see
Deadline for Application: January 15, 2017
New ZiF Research Group
Anna Zaharieva together with two colleagues Ursula Mense-Petermann (Faculty of Sociology) and Thomas Welskopp (Faculty of History) successfully applied for an interdisciplinary ZiF Research Group “In Search of the Global Labour Market”. During the ZiF residence period between October 2017 and July 2018 more than 25 research fellows from leading German and foreign Universities will visit Bielefeld in order to join their effort in analyzing labour market globalization tendencies, internationalization patterns and worker mobility flows across the globe.
More information will be frequently updated over here
Defense: Lan Sun and Nikoleta van Welbergen
BiGSEM students Lan Sun and Nikoleta van Welbergen will defend their theses on December 2.
Lan Sun: 10 am in V10-122
Nikoleta van Welbergen: 2 pm in U3-140
New BiGSEM Visiting Student
Francesca Grassetti from University of Macerata (IT) is taking part in BiGSEM as a visiting student in the time from 01/11/2016 to 31/01/2017. Her research interests are mainly on nonlinear dynamics applied to economic growth theory.
Philipp Külpmann successfully defended his thesis on "Essays on Teamwork".
Philipp Külpmann will defend his thesis.
BiGSEM student Philipp Külpmann will defend his Phd thesis on October 17th. It will take place at 11 am in V10-122.
New BiGSEM members
BiGSEM happily welcomes seven new BiGSEM members:
Mr Erdenebulgan Damdinsuren
Mr Simon Hoof
Ms Kerstin Hötte and
Mr Victor Zapata Garcia
Three of them are starting their doctoral work in the EDEEM program at Bielefeld University:
Mr Alessandro Basurto
Mr Zhaojun Xing
Furthermore, two second year EDEEM doctoral students:
Ms. Madhuri Agrarwal
Mr Quentin Couanau
Mr. Ilya Eryzhenskly
are now doing their research in BiGSEM during for the academic year 2016/17
We wish our new students a good start and much success with their academic program!
Frederik Diermann successfully defended his thesis on "Essays on Limited Liability in Economics".
Simon Schopohl successfully applied for PhD allowance at the DFH-UFA
The German-French University (DFH-UFA) supports German-French
joint PhD projects. The allowance comprises travel expenses and financial support for
the defense date.
Frederik Diermann will defend his thesis
BiGSEM student Frederik Diermann will defend his Phd thesis on September 16th. It will take place at 4 pm in V10-122.
Kerstin Hötte was awarded a scholarship
BiGSEM student Kerstin Hötte successfully applied for a scholarship by "Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes". Its maximal duration amounts to three years.
11th BiGSEM Doctoral Workshop
The students of the BiGSEM program would like to bring to your attention the upcoming 11th BiGSEM Doctoral Workshop on Economic Theory. The workshop will take place at the ZiF on December 5-6, 2013.
Call for Papers
Nikolai M. Brandt
Nikolai Brandt successfully defended his thesis on "The Ranking and the Value of Information".
Nikolai M. Brandt will defend his thesis
BiGSEM student Nikolai Brandt will defend his Phd thesis on August 4th. It will take place at 10:30 a.m. in U3-140.
Florian Gauer successfully defended his thesis on "Strategic Interaction and Socio-Economic Structure"
Florian Gauer will defend his thesis
BiGSEM student Florian Gauer will defend his Phd thesis on June 3rd. It will take place at 10 a.m. in V10-122.
New European Project!
Bielefeld University successfully applied as a coordinator for a Marie-Skłodowska-Curie research and international training network in the field of economics. Fifteen young researchers will become fellows of the network „Expectations and Social Influence Dynamicsin in Economics (ExSIDE)“ and will be awarded joint degrees from two of the eight excellent European partner universities each. Bielefeld ExSIDE fellows will become members of BiGSEM.
Read more here.
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