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In 2001, the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics at Bielefeld University established in close cooperation with the Center for Mathematical Economics (IMW) the Bielefeld Graduate School of Economics and Management (BiGSEM). It offers a structured, internationally oriented three-year doctoral program with a strong research orientation.

The program is designed for three years of study and involves mandatory coursework, participation in doctoral and research seminars as well as the preparation of a doctoral thesis. Students choose one of two profiles: Economics or Management. The curricula in Economics and Management are taught by first-class scholars and the school offers excellent working conditions for its doctoral students.

BiGSEM has a strong international orientation attracting researchers from all over the world and offering students various exchange programs and joint projects with renowned international partners. An important goal of the BiGSEM program is to expose doctoral students early to the frontiers of international research and to help them develop their own research agenda. This involves attendance of research seminars as well as regular presentation and discussion of own work. Participation at international conferences and exchange visits are encouraged and supported.

Research and teaching at BiGSEM are based on normative and descriptive theory approaches, empirical analyses and, as an important tool and essential formal language, quantitative methods. The knowledge and expertise acquired by graduate students at BiGSEM qualifies them for positions of major responsibility in the areas of science, society, and economics, as competent analysts and decision-makers for trend-setting developments. BiGSEM alumni have launched successful careers in academia as well as in various economic sectors, like banking, insurance or consulting.

The Bielefeld Graduate School of Economics and Management is run by the Faculty of  Business Administration and Economics. The school's board of directors, managing the various affairs of the graduate school, is regularly elected by the official representatives of the department. A member of the board is appointed as chairman of the graduate school. The staff of the school's administration office assists the chairman with his various duties.

More information about BiGSEM can be found on this website or in our image brochure.

 

News

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".

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.