Starting in April 2005 the International Research Training Group (internationales Graduiertenkolleg) EBIM offers a structured graduate program in the field of Quantitative Economics. In cooperation with the Ecole Doctorale d´Economie of the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, the program is oriented towards highest international standards and is taught by a faculty of distinguished researchers in Bielefeld and Paris as well as foreign experts. All courses are offered in English. A stay of at least 6 months at the Partner university in Paris is mandatory. Students are involved in active research and participate in at least one of four topical research projects pursued within EBIM. A number of activities facilitate the vivid exchange of ideas and discussions among students and between students and faculty at both partner universities. The aim of the program is to prepare graduates for successful careers in academia, business and the public service. After a successful review of the program by the German Science Foundation (DFG) in 2009, DFG funding of EBIM has been extended until 2014. The program is carried out in close cooperation with the Bielefeld Graduate School of Economics and Management (BIGSEM) - in particular, the course program taken by EBIM students coincides with the BiGSEM curriculum.



October 1: BiGSEM welcomes new members

BiGSEM happily welcomes two new doctoral students of the EDE-EM program.

Ms Elena Orlova and
Mr Simon Schopohl

are starting their doctoral work at Bielefeld University.

As members of the GSSP program BiGSEM welcomes

Mr Sevak Alaverdyan and
Mr Ashenafi Teshome Guta

and further as members of BiGSEM itself we welcome

Mr Gregor Böhl,
Mr Caner Gel
Mr Felix Hagemann,
Mr Niklas Herzig and
Ms Nadja  Maraun.

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

September 1: J-Prof. Dr. Anna Zaharieva in Hamburg and Pisa

Anna Zaharieva will present at the Annual conference of the Verein für Socialpolitik in Hamburg, September 8-10 and at the Annual Meeting of the Italian Association of Labor Economists in Pisa, September 11-14.

September 1: Philipp Külpmann at "6th European Conference in Sports Economics"

Philipp Külpmann will present at the "6th ESEA European Conference in Sports Economics" (September 3 - 5, 2014) at the University of Antwerp, Belgium.

August 15: BiGSEM student at 5th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences

Florian Gauer will participate in the 5th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences.

July 23: Pascal Aßmuth at 15th ISS Conference

BiGSEM student Pascal Aßmuth will present at the „15th ISS Conference“ in Jena, July 27-30.

July 7: 9th BiGSEM Workshop Call for Papers

The BiGSEM students would like to bring to your attention the upcoming 9th BiGSEM Doctoral Workshop on Economic Theory. The workshop will take place at the ZiF on December 15-16, 2014.

Call for Papers

July 7: BiGSEM Student selected for Scholarship

BiGSEM student Yuanyuan Li was selected for a "Förderlinie Promovierende" scholarship financed by the "Bielefelder Nachwuchfonds". The scholarship will last for six months starting January 1, 2015. More

July 7: Pascal Aßmuth at 1st Münster Workshop on Agent-based Modelling

BiGSEM student Pascal Aßmuth will give a talk at the „1st Münster Workshop on Agent-based Modelling“ on July 17.

June 23: EDEEM Jamboree in Bielefeld

The program for this years EDEEM-jamboree, taking place in Bielefeld, July 9 - 11, is available.

June 17: BiGSEM member finishes his doctorate

BiGSEM/EBIM/EDEEM-student Christoph Diehl completed his thesis "Essays on multiple layers of uncertainty in economics". He finished his work under a Co-tutelle agreement with the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.


June 17: BiGSEM student at North American Summer Meetings of the Econometric Society

Oliver Claas presents at the North American Summer Meetings of the Econometric Society (June 19–June 22), the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

June 16: Seminar "Promotionsstipendien - wo und wie bewerben"

The PEP Team offers a seminar on PhD scholarships on July 3, 2014. Dr. Alexandra Wiebke will cover:

Where can I apply for PhD scholarships?
What will be supported?
How to write an application for a PhD scholarship?

The seminar will be in German. More information can be found here.

May 7: BGTS Mobility Grants

In cooperation with the Faculties of Business Administration and Economics, Mathematics and Physics and the Center for Mathematical Economics, the BGTS offers mobility grants to outstanding doctoral candidates, who are planning a short time research stay abroad. The aim of the grants is to further the candidates' doctoral projects and to build lasting contacts to international scientific collaboration partners. More information

April 2: Summer School "Model Uncertainty in Economics and Finance - Advances in Stochastic Calculus"

The Summer School, July 7 - July 18, 2014, aims to introduce doctoral students to the latest developments in decision theory, economics, and mathematical finance with a special focus on Knightian or model uncertainty. More information can be found here.

April 2: EDEEM summer meeting in Bielefeld

The annual EDEEM jamboree will takes place together with a meeting of all partners of the program in Bielefeld, July 9-11. The summer meeting will end with a graduation ceremony.

April 2: Workshop on Knightian Uncertainty and Robustness in Games, June 12-13

The IMW organizes a workshop on Knightian Uncertainty and Robustness in Games around the defense of the co-tutelle thesis of BiGSEM student Christoph Diehl. The defense will take place on June 13.

March 12: Bielefeld University coordinating EDEEM

Starting today, Bielefeld University is coordinating the ‘European Doctorate in Economics - Erasmus Mundus (EDEEM)’ – an international doctoral programme in economics. More information.

February 26: QED Workshop in Bielefeld

The annual doctoral workshop of  the QED (Quantitative Economics Doctorate) network will take place in Bielefeld, May 2-3, 2014. Up to three BiGSEM students will be able to present their work during this event. Interested students should contact Dr. Andreas Szczutkowski (aszczutkowski@wiwi.uni-bielefeld.de) or Nikolai Brandt (nbrandt@uni-bielefeld.de) as soon as possible but no later than end of March. Further information on the QED network can be found under http://phoenix.wiwi.uni-bielefeld.de/lehrbereiche/vwl/with/QED2014/QED.