Numerous research and teaching cooperations carried out under the roof of BiGSEM highlight the main features of the program: the research orientation, the interdisciplinarity and the international network.

At Bielefeld University BiGSEM is part of the graduate education within the Collaborative Research Center (SFB) 'From Heterogeneities to Inequalities' (2011-2016), which is coordinated by the Faculty of Sociology. Furthermore, it builds an important part of the interdisciplinary 'Bielefeld Graduate School in Theoretical Sciences (BGTS)' founded in 2012, which is developed together with the Faculties of Mathematics and Physics.

In Europe, BiGSEM participates in several international doctoral programs, strongly structured ones as well as more loosely organized broader cooperations. BiGSEM is the coordinator of the 'European Doctorate in Economics – Erasmus Mundus (EDE-EM)' (2011-2018) funded by the European Commission. It is carried out jointly by seven distinguished European universities. Students participating in this program study at least one year at two different partner universities, and obtain a joint degree from these universities after completion of the program. Addionally, BiGSEM successfully raised funds in the DAAD program Graduate School Scholarship Program (GSSP) with its program 'European Doctorate in Economics-PhD (EDE-PhD)' (2013-2018). This program supports international doctoral students with fellowships in strucutred doctoral programs. Third, in the joint PhD fast track program with Université Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne named 'Track in Quantitative Economics (TiQE)' (2013-2018) doctoral students are supported to study for one year at the partner university by the DFH-UFA.

Finally, BiGSEM is also a member of the Erasmus-Socrates Program  Quantitative Economics Doctorate (QED), a loose cooperation among nine international universities, where students meet once a year at a doctoral workshop to discuss their recent work.



BiGSEM student, Ghislain-Herman Demeze-Jouatsa, will defend his doctoral  thesis. It will take place on Friday September 21 at 2 pm in V10-122.

ExSIDE Research Training School

The ExSIDE Research Training School will take place from the 12th of September until the 14th of September 2018 at the Bielefeld University

BGTS mobility grants

Congratulations! Ghislain Herman Demeze successfully applied for the BGTS mobility grants.

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 ...

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