Colloquium Summer Term 2016

Summer 2016


Date Speaker Title
12.04.2016 Sevak Alaverdyan

''Why do migrant workers rely more often on referrals?''

19.04.2016 Stefan Berens

"Impartial Observer under Uncertainty"

26.04.2016 Philip Bergmann / Philipp Külpmann

Philip Bergmann:

Oil Prices, Energy Shares, and Macroeconomic Responses: An Empirical Investigation

Philipp Külpmann:

Can higher-order beliefs about cognitive abilities lead to coordination failure?

03.05.2016 Michael Günther

R&D cluster formation under vertical product differentiation

10.05.2016 Mathieu Boullot

"Secular stagnation, liquidity trap and rational asset price bubbles"

17.05.2016 Lasha Chochua

"Stepping Stones or Stumbling Blocks - Is Free Trade System a Stable Outcome?!"

24.05.2016 Herman Demeze

The Welfare Economics of Tactical Voting in Democracies: A Partial Identification Equilibrium Analysis

07.06.2016 Serhat Gezer

Delaying Product Innovation in a Duopoly: A Strategic Dynamic Analysis

21.06.2016 Felix Hagemann


28.06.2016 Oliver Claas

Wage Differentiation and Efficient Bargaining in a Macroeconomic Model

05.07.2016 Nadja Maraun / Ashenafi Thesome Guta

"Matching Strategies of Heterogeneous Agents in a University Clearinghouse" /

"Job polarization and the growing wage inequality in developing countries"

12.07.2016 Elena Orlova / Felix Hagemann

"Evolution of Social Preferences and Cognitive Intelligence"

"Supply Chain Network Formation in the era of smart products"

19.07.2016 Marieke Pahlke / Torben Koch

Trading Volume, Public Announcements and Heterogeneous Risk Aversion  /

Utility Maximization with discretionary stopping under multiple priors





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.