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EDE-EM-in-Bielefeld

EDE-EM in Bielefeld is carried out under the roof of BiGSEM. An overview of the EDE-EM study program is given below. It is expected that all doctoral students entering EDE-EM have passed in their previous studies courses in Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Econometrics that correspond to the BiGSEM core courses in these areas. Students without such prior training have the possibility to take the corresponding BiGSEM core courses during their stay in Bielefeld.

 

Structure of the Program (Curriculum)

180 ECTS: three year doctoral program

D1 (First Year) = 60 ECTS - mandatory
Doctoral training 30 ECTS

  • 4 doctoral courses should be selected from the BiGSEM Field Courses : 4 ECTS each (= 16 ECTS)
  • Attendance at one Research Seminar: 2 ECTS
  • Courses in local language, see PunktUm: 2 ECTS for each semester (=4 ECTS)
  • Participation in the Summer School: 3 ECTS
  • PhD Proposal: 5 ECTS (elaboration of the PhD proposal with the two advisors and an external member)

Research work 30 ECTS

  • Elaboration of the dissertation: 30 ECTS (with a written first year progress report on the advancement of research)

D2 (Second Year) = 60 ECTS - mandatory and elective
Mandatory: 45 ECTS (at least) Doctoral training 8 ECTS

  • Attendance at two Research Seminars: 2 ECTS each (= 4 ECTS)
  • Courses in local language, see PunktUm: 2 ECTS for each semester (= 4 ECTS)

Research work (at least 37 ECTS)

  • Participation in the EDE-EM jamboree: 4 ECTS
  • Elaboration of the dissertation: 30 ECTS (with a written second year progress report on the advancement of research)
  • At least one of the mandatory activities in D2-D3 listed below

Elective: 15 ECTS (at most) - see D2-D3 activities

D3 (Third Year) = 60 ECTS - mandatory and elective
Mandatory: 55 ECTS (at most) Doctoral training

  • Attendance to two Economics Seminar: 2 ECTS each (= 4 ECTS)
  • Courses in local language: 2 ECTS for each semester (= 4 ECTS)

Research work (at least 44 ECTS)

  • Participation in the EDE-EM jamboree: 4 ECTS
  • Research work to elaborate a dissertation: 30 ECTS (with the final version of the Dissertation)
  • Pre-defense: 5 ECTS
  • Final Defense: 6 ECTS
  • The remaining mandatory activities in D2-D3 listed below

Elective: 5 ECTS (at least) - see D2-D3 activities

D2-D3 Activities
Mandatory research work

  • Presentation of a paper in the first university, BiGSEM Seminar: 3 ECTS
  • Presentation of a paper in the second university BiGSEM Seminar: 3 ECTS
  • Presentation of a paper in the Annual EDE-EM Jamboree: 5 ECTS

Elective

  • (Additional) Doctoral course, BiGSEM Field Courses: 4 ECTS each
  • Presentation at an international scientific conference: 8 ECTS
  • Presentation of a paper at a research seminar outside the Consortium: 4 ECTS
  • Participation in the Summer School: 3 ECTS
  • Accepted paper in a scientific journal: up to 8 ECTS
  • Research stay within the Consortium at a university other than the two supervising universities: 8 ECTS
  • Research stay at a university outside the Consortium: 8 ECTS
  • Research internship: 8 ECTS


Practical information and support for EDE-EM students coming to Bielefeld will be provided by the local support staff and the International Office of Bielefeld University.

EDE-EM Coordinator for Bielefeld
Professor Dr. Frank Riedel

EDE-EM Deputy Coordinator for Bielefeld
J.-Prof. Dr. Anna Zaharieva

EDE-EM Managing Director for Bielefeld
Dr. Ulrike Haake

 

News

Phemelo Tamasiga

successfully defended his thesis on "Essays in International Trade, Multinational Firm Production and Economic Growth". Congratulations!

BiGSEM Workshop

The 12th 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, fourteen 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

Phemelo Tamasiga

BiGSEM student Phemelo Tamasiga will defend his Phd thesis on December 7. It will take place at 12 pm in U3-140.

Philipp Möhlmeier

successfully defended his thesis on "The Role of Externalities in Social and Economic Networks".

Congratulations!

Simon Schopohl

successfully defended his thesis on "Essays in Communication and Information Transmission".

Congratulations!

Gregor Böhl

successfully defended his thesis on "Macrofinance Dynamics, Heterogeneity, and Policy Design".

Congratulations!

Oliver Claas

successfully defended his thesis on "Essays on Wage Bargaining in Dynamic Macroeconomics".

Congratulations!

Michael Günther

successfully defended his thesis on "Theory and Application of Renegotiation in Repeated Games". Congratulations!

Michael Günther will defend his thesis

BiGSEM Student, Michael Günther, will defend his thesis on Tuesday, September 19. It will take place at 5 pm in room V10-122.

BiGSEM happily welcomes two new BiGSEM members:

Ms. Fabienne Dascher 
Mr. Jasper Hepp

and three new doctoral students of the ExSIDE program are starting their doctoral work at Bielefeld University:

Mr. Erdenebulgan Damdinsuren;
Ms. Mariam Nanumyan;
Ms. Roberta Terranova

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

Sevak Alaverdyan has been invited to the 6th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences

The Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings has selected Sevak Alaverdyan to participate in the 6th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences to be held from 22 - 26 August 2017 in Lindau, Germany. Up to 20 Nobel Laureates and approximately 400 highly-talented young economists  from all over the world will participate in this meeting. Sevak Alaverdyan was selected among 1000 nominated students. Congratulations!

Benoit Decerf has a forthcoming publication in The Journal of Public Economics

The EDEEM graduate Benoit Decerf has a forthcoming publication in The Journal of Public Economics "Why not consider that being absolutely poor is worse than being only relatively poor?", which is a part of his PhD dissertation.

Gregor Böhl is awarded the "SCE 2017 Graduate Student Paper Contest"

The EDEEM student Gregor Böhl has been awarded the "Graduate Student Paper Contest 2017" of the Society for Computational Economics (SCE). The awards have been presented during the international conference "Computing in Economics and Finance" in New York City on Friday, June 30.

We are very happy to congratulate Gregor Böhl who is awarded the "Graduate Student Paper Contest 2017" for his paper "Monetary Policy and Speculative Stock Markets".

New Position at Goethe University Frankfurt

We are glad to announce that Gregor Böhl has landed a job as a post doc at the Goethe University in Frankfurt from 01.06.2017. We wish him all the best and success for his professional and private future.