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.



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.

February 24: Minicourse "Economics and Philosophy of Science"

Prof. Max Albert (Justus Liebig University Giessen) is giving a minicourse on "Economics and Philosophy of Science". The course will take place in W8-107.

Wed, February 26, 12:30pm-2:00pm
Wed, February 26, 2:15pm-3:45pm
Wed, February 26, 4:15pm-5:45pm
Thu, February 27, 9:00am-10:30am
Thu, February 27, 10:45am-12:15pm

December 17: BiGSEM student selected for scholarship

BiGSEM student Nikoleta Scekic was selected for an "Abschlusstipendium Promotion" financed by the "Bielefelder Nachwuchfonds". The scholarship will last for six months starting January 1, 2014.