Thu Hien Dao

BiGSEM/EDEEM Student since 2013



Office: Université Catholique de Lou v ain - IRES, Office D230

Phone: (+32) 10 47 41 38


Research Interests: International mobility of factors, Development and Growth


2013 - current: Ph. D. candidate - European Doctorate in Economics Erasmus Mundus EDE-EM at Universität Bielefeld (Germany) and Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium).

2012 - 2013: Master Theory and Empirical Methods in Economics at Paris School of Economics (France)

2011 - 2012: Master Models and Methods of Quantitative Economics Erasmus Mundus at Università Ca' Foscari Venezia (Italy) and Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (France).

2009 - 2011: BSc. in Econometrics – Magistère d’Economie at Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (France)





Mariya Mitkova successfully defended her thesis on "Essays on Human Capital, Productivity and Labour Market Flows".








Bielefeld Young Researchers' Fund


Twice a year, the Rectorate of Bielefeld University grants financial awards from the Bielefeld Young Researchers' Fund
in order to support the work of young, highly qualified academics. Jasper Hepp and Roberta Terranova successully applied for a Bielefeld Completion Scholarship. Congratulations!


Funding for a Marie Sklodowska-Curie training network associated with BiGSEM!

With about 4 million Euros the European Commission is funding the innovative training network "Economic Policy in Complex Environments (EPOC)" for the next four years. It is coordinated by Bielefeld University, partner universities are Universiteit van Amsterdam, Universidad Autònoma de Barcelona, Kobenhavns Universitet, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Milano, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia.

15 doctoral fellows will participate in an innovative study programme, doing research at the two European universities and at the end obtain a double degree. Seven will study at Bielefeld University and become members of BiGSEM.


Kerstin Hötte successfully defended her thesis on "Facilitation of change: Macroeconomic Studies of technology transitions".
- This was the first semi-virtuelle dissertation defense -


Torben Koch successfully defended his thesis on "On some Stochastic Control Problems arising in Environmental Economics and Commodity Markets".


'Research Seminar Management' Talk

On January 28, there will be a 'Research Seminar Management' talk in U3-140 starting from 3:00 p.m. The speaker will be Prof. Shashi Matta (https://ekvv.uni-bielefeld.de/blog/wiwi/entry/vortrag_von_prof_shashi_matta)

Victor Zapata Garcia

Victor Garcia Zapata successfully defended his thesis on "Essays on Labour Economics and International Trade".