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.



Philipp Külpmann

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
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

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.

Congratulations Simon!

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

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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