The Bielefeld Graduate School of Economics and Management offers a broad variety of activities. Doctoral workshops are organized by BiGSEM students once a year focusing on networking between young researchers on an international level at an early stage of their career. Jamborees are taking place alternating at the European partner universities during the summer term. It aims to exchange recent work in the ongoing research projects together with experienced as well as young researchers. The lecture series Wissenschaftsforum Wirtschaft addresses the public at large. It aims to provide information about current trends in economics and management research and to improve public understanding of economic causes and effects. Thus, a connection is made between theory and practice in an attempt to illustrate the potential applications of research results to the broadest possible audience. In addition the BiGSEM organizes conferences on current economic topics.


BiGSEM: Eleventh Doctoral Workshop in Bielefeld, December 2016

EDEEM: Fifth Jamboree in Lisbon, July 6 - 8, 2016

BiGSEM: Tenth Doctoral Workshop in Bielefeld, December 7 - 8, 2015

EDEEM: Fourth Jamboree in Venice, July 16-18, 2015

BiGSEM: Ninth Doctoral Workshop in Bielefeld, December 15 - 16, 2014

EDEEM: Third Jamboree in Bielefeld, July 9 - July 11, 2014

EBIM: Eighth Doctoral Workshop in Bielefeld, December 2 - 3, 2013

EBIM/EDEEM: Second Jamboree in Paris, July 8 - July 10, 2013

EBIM: Seventh Doctoral Workshop in Bielefeld, November 26 - 27, 2012

OWL Workshop: Markets, Games & Design, September 12- September 16, 2012

EBIM/EDEEM: First Jamboree in Paris, July 11 - July 12, 2012

EBIM: Sixth Doctoral Workshop in Bielefeld, December , 2011

EBIM: Seventh Joint Workshop in Paris, July 6 - July7, 2011

EBIM: Fifth Doctoral Workshop in Bielefeld, November 18-19, 2010

Special Talk:  Talk of the Nobel prize winner Professor Roger B. Myerson (University of Chicago) on "A Model of Moral Hazard Credit Cycles" , October 6, 2010

EBIM: Sixth Joint Workshop in Paris, March 31 - April 1, 2010

EBIM: Fourth Doctoral Workshop in Bielefeld, December 14 - 15, 2009

Wissenschaftsforum Wirtschaft: Prof. Dr. Claudia Kemfert, DIW Economic Rewards of Climate Protection and Sustainable Energy Sources, May 2009

EBIM: Fifth Joint Workshop in Bielefeld, February 12 - 13, 2009

EBIM: Third Doctoral Workshop in Bielefeld, December 11-12, 2008

Wissenschaftsforum Wirtschaft: Dr. Bernhard Heitzer, President of the Bundeskartellamt,  Ensuring Competition in a Globalized World, Dec. 2008

Wissenschaftsforum Wirtschaft: Prof. Dr. Axel A. Weber, President of Deutsche Bundesbank, Ten Years of European Currency Policy: Ten Assumptions, Jun. 2008

EBIM: Fourth Joint Workshop in Paris, April 1-2, 2008

EBIM: Second Doctoral Workshop in Bielefeld, December 13-14, 2007

Wissenschaftsforum Wirtschaft: Prof. Dr. Norbert Walter, Chief Economist of Deutsche Bank Gruppe, Abundant Liquidity and Asset Bubbles - Fiction or Fact?, Nov. 2007

EBIM: Third Joint Workshop in Bielefeld, March 29-31, 2007

EBIM: First Doctoral Workshop in Bielefeld, December 7-8, 2006

Wissenschaftsforum Wirtschaft: Prof. Martin Hellwig Ph.D. , Director of the Max Planck Institute for Research on Common Goods, Why Has the Cost of Electricity Risen So Much?, Nov. 2006

Conference: Vigoni 2006

Wissenschaftsforum Wirtschaft: Prof. Dr. Herbert A. Henzler, former CEO McKinsey Europe, Managing a Soccer Team: The Case of FC Bayern Munich, May 2006

EBIM: Second Joint Workshop in Paris, March 28-31, 2006

EBIM: First Joint Workshop in Bielefeld, December 2-3, 2005

Wissenschaftsforum Wirtschaft: Prof. Dr. Burkhard Schwenker, CEO Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, Higher Education 10 Years from Now: A Vision, Nov. 2005

Wissenschaftsforum Wirtschaft: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans-Werner Sinn, President of the ifo Institute, Can Germany Be Saved?, Jul. 2005

Conference: Vigoni 2005

Conference: Creds 2005




Bielefeld-Amsterdam Fellowship

A special funding opportunity for a project with mobility Bielefeld-Amsterdam is available in 2019
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Lasha Chochua

Lasha Chochua successfully defended his thesis on "Essays in International Trade Policy and Social Choice under Ambiguity"



BiGSEM student Lasha Chochua will defend his doctoral thesis. It will take place in U3-140 at 2 pm on Wednesday January 16.

BiGSEM Workshop

The 13th 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, sixteen 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

Serhat Gezer

Serhat Gezer successfully defended his thesis on "Dynamic and Strategic Analysis of Innovations"