Summer 2013

July 9: BiGSEM Student at ESAM

Oliver Claas is presenting "Wage Bargaining, Employment, and Union Power: The Right-to-Manage Approach" (joint work with Prof. Volker Böhm, Ph.D.) at the Econometric Society Australasian Meeting (ESAM) at the University of Sydney, Australia, 9-12 July, 2013.

July 5: 8th EBIM Workshop Call for Papers

The students of the EBIM program would like to bring to your attention the upcoming 8th EBIM Doctoral Workshop on Economic Theory. The workshop will take place at the ZiF on December 2-3, 2013.

Call for Papers

July 5: EBIM-EDEEM Jamboree in Louvain

The program for this years EBIM/EDEEM-jamboree ,taking place in Louvain-la-Neuve, July 8 - 10, is available.

June 12: Prof. Blume at the IMW

Prof. Andreas Blume will be the third guest within the IMW visitors' program ViP. Andreas  Blume is McClelland Professor of Economics at the University of Arizona, USA. His research interests are in game theory, its applications and experimental economics. Within his stay he will teach a minicourse at the BiGSEM from July 3-12.

June 12: From Extreme Matter to Financial Markets

Hosted by the BGTS the 1st Summer School of the Network "From Extreme Matter to Financial Markets" will take place in Bielefeld, July 10-24, 2013. The Summer School enframes the workshop "Stochastics and Real World Models".

April 29: Funding approved for the Bielefeld and Paris I Universities program

As the German–French Chamber of Industry and Commerce announced in February, France is once again Germany’s most important trading partner in 2012. It is only appropriate that Bielefeld University and University of Paris I are working together to train students in quantitative economic research. The already established Master’s and doctoral degree programmes are to receive funding from the German–French University for five years starting in the next winter semester. The programme is called ‘PhD Track in Quantitative Economics’, TiQE in short. Funding was approved on 8 April.

Press Release

April 22: BGTS Mobility Grants available

In cooperation with the Faculties of Business Administration and Economics, Mathematics and Physics and the Center for Mathematical Economics, the BGTS offers mobility grants to outstanding doctoral candidates, who are planning a short time research stay abroad. The aim of the grants is to further the candidates' doctoral projects and to build lasting contacts to international scientific collaboration partners. More information

April 15: Take a look at BiGSEM

BiGSEM would like to invite up to four female master students to the doctoral workshop of our EBIM / EDE-EM programs in Louvain-la-Neuve, July 8 – 10, 2013. More information.



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

Phemelo Tamasiga

BiGSEM student Phemelo Tamasiga will defend his Phd thesis on December 7. It will take place at 12 pm in U3-140.

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.