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




CEF 2018

Nine BiGSEM members actively participated and presented papers at  the 24th International Conference on Computing in Economics and Finance (CEF 2018) in Milano http://comp-econ.org/CEF_2018/.

Call for Papers

13th BiGSEM Doctoral Workshop on Economic Theory

Bielefeld University, Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF)

December 10-11, 2018

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: September 15, 2018





Zainab Iftikhar

successfully defended her thesis on "Essays on the Effect of Migration and Demographic Factors on Labor Markets and Human Capital Accumulation". Congratulations!

Continuous-Time Dynamic Programming, HJB equations, Viscosity Solutions and their use in Economics and Finance

Fausto Gozzi from Università LUISS in Rom is going to hold a Mini Course  from May 2 to May 8. For further information please click here.

Kerstin Hötte

Congratulations! Kerstin Hötte successfully applied for funding for her "Cotutelle de thèse" from the DFH.

Zainab Iftikhar will defend her thesis.

EDEEM student, Zainab Iftikhar, will defend her doctoral thesis. It will take place on Wednesday April 25 at 2 pm at Université Catholique de Louvain.

Social Networks, Referrals and Neighborhood Effects in Frictional Labour Markets

Anna Zaharieva (Bielefeld University), Michael Neugart (Univeristy of Darmstadt) and Michele Battisti (CESifo, Munich) are organising a workshop "Social Networks, Referrals and Neighborhood Effects in Frictional Labour Markets" on the 16th of April at the ZIF.

Successful ExSIDE Second Network-Wide Training Event

in March at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris. Our doctoral studens participate at these training event R. Terranova, M. Nanumyan, E. Damdinsuren, S. Reissl, F. Li, T.S. Pham ...

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

Philipp Möhlmeier

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


Simon Schopohl

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


Gregor Böhl

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


Oliver Claas

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


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.