Winter 2013-2014

February 26: QED Workshop in Bielefeld

The annual doctoral workshop of  the QED (Quantitative Economics Doctorate) network will take place in Bielefeld, May 2-3, 2014. Up to three BiGSEM students will be able to present their work during this event. Interested students should contact Dr. Andreas Szczutkowski (aszczutkowski@wiwi.uni-bielefeld.de) or Nikolai Brandt (nbrandt@uni-bielefeld.de) as soon as possible but no later than end of March. Further information on the QED network can be found under http://phoenix.wiwi.uni-bielefeld.de/lehrbereiche/vwl/with/QED2014/QED.

February 24: Minicourse "Economics and Philosophy of Science"

Prof. Max Albert (Justus Liebig University Giessen) is giving a minicourse on "Economics and Philosophy of Science". The course will take place in W8-107.

Wed, February 26, 12:30pm-2:00pm
Wed, February 26, 2:15pm-3:45pm
Wed, February 26, 4:15pm-5:45pm
Thu, February 27, 9:00am-10:30am
Thu, February 27, 10:45am-12:15pm

February 2: EDEEM winter meeting in Lisbon, February 14-15

The EDEEM partners meet in February to select the next next cohorte of EDEEM students and to confer on general issues of the program. EDEEM students of the first year are monitored at this meeting.

December 17: BiGSEM student selected for scholarship

BiGSEM student Nikoleta Scekic was selected for an "Abschlusstipendium Promotion" financed by the "Bielefelder Nachwuchfonds". The scholarship will last for six months starting January 1, 2014.


November 28: EBIM Workshop

The program of the Eighth Doctoral Workshop on Economic Theory taking place on December 2-3, 2013 is now available.

October 30: BiGSEM welcomes new members

BiGSEM happily welcomes eight new doctoral students of the EDE-EM program.

Mr Benoit DECERF,
Ms. Yuanyuan LI and
Ms Lan SUN

will continue the EDE-EM program in their second/third years at Bielefeld University.

Mr Sheng BI,
Ms Thu Hien DAO,
Ms Zainab IFTIKHAR and
Mr Dai Hung LY

are starting their doctoral work at Bielefeld University.

As members of the new GGSP program BiGSEM welcomes

Mr Lasha CHOCHUA and
Mr Ghislain Herman Demeze Jouatsa

and further as members of BiGSEM itself we welcome

Mr Stefan BERENS,
Mr Quji Bichia and
Mr Phemelo TAMASIGA.

Furthermore, for the winter term, Gregor Böhl is staying at BiGSEM as a visiting student.

October 15: BiGSEM member finishes her doctorate

Linda Sass completed her work on "Ellsberg Games and the Strategic Use of Ambiguity in Normal and Extensive Form Games ".


September 25: Workshop on "Ambiguity in Dynamic Decisions and Games", Oct. 3. - 4., 2013

A one and a half days workshop on topics of "Ambiguity in Dynamic Decisions and Games" will take place at Bielefeld University. More information here.



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.