Summer Term 2018



311705 Microeconomics 2b (Mechanism Design) Steg

311706 Micoreconomics 2a (Game Theory) Sürücü

311917 Macroeconomics II Willmann

314003 Reading Course "Empirical Analysis on Macroeconomics and Finance" Li


Field Courses

311909 Fiscal Policy and Economic Growth Greiner

311913 External Trade Willmann

312216 Empirical Industrial Organization Utar

312830 Master Seminar Clemens

312838 Seminar Course on Bounded Rationality Sürücü

312001 Dynamics of Markets and Industries  Dawid, Harting   Syllabus

313101 Agent-based Computational Economics Dawid   Syllabus

313103 Numerical Methods in Dynamic Games Gezer, Mitkova

313108 Tutorial Num. Methods in Dynamic Games Gezer, Mitkova

318001 Finance 2 (Financial Markets in Continuous Time) Ferrari


Colloquia & Research Seminars

312500 Seminar zum Thema diskrete Wahlmodelle Bauer

312905 BiGSEM Colloquium / Schedule Dawid

317303 Economics Seminar / Schedule Clemens, Dawid, Eckwert, Greiner, Riedel, Willmann

317307 Economic Theory Lunch Seminar / Schedule Dawid, Gezer, Riedel



311918 Tutorial Macroeconomics II Chochua

312819 Seminar 'Informationsökonomik, Versicherungsökonomik, Finanzmarkttheorie' (Master) Eckwert, Szczutkowski, Brandt

312923 Doctoral Colloquium Utar

313108 Tutorial Numerical Methods in Dynamic Games Gezer, Mitkova

317101 Promotions-/Doktorandenkolloquium Greiner

318002 Finance 2 Tutorial Ferrari

312901 Master- and Doctoral Seminar Ferrari

317400 Master- and Doctoral Colloquium Eckwert


A general list of possibilities for obtaining elective credits is given here.


Mini Courses

- Continuous-Time Dynamic Programming, HJB equations, Viscosity Solutions and their use in Economics and Finance - (2 ECTS)

Fausto Gozzi, LUISS Italy


Thursday May 3, from 9.30am - 11.00am (W8-107) and from 2.00pm - 3.30pm (W8-107)
Friday May 4, from 9.30am - 11.00am (W8-107) and from 2.00pm - 3.30pm (W8-107)
Tuesday May 8, from 9.30am - 11.00am (W8-107)




312001 Dynamics of  Markets and Indurstires Dawid, Harting

313101 Agent-based Computational Economics Dawid

313103 Tutorial Numerical Methods in Dynamic Games Gezer, Mitkova

317303 Economics Seminar Clemens, Dawid, Eckwert, Greiner, Riedel, Willmann

317307 Economic Theory Lunch Seminar Dawid, Gezer, Riedel

319998 ARA Workshop Jahnke










BiGSEM student Ashenafi Teshome Guta will defend his doctoral thesis. It will take place in V10-122 at 2:30 pm on Wednesday October 16.

BiGSEM happily welcomes new BiGSEM students:

Ms. Birgül Akar,
Mr. Gerrit Bauch,
Ms. Larissa Pethig,
Ms. Melina Schleef,

and one of the new BiGSEM students is starting his doctoral work in the EDEEM program at Bielefeld University:

Mr. Alexandre Carrier;

We wish our new students a good start and much success with their academic program!

BiGSEM Workshop Deadline

The submission deadline for the 14th BiGSEM doctoral workshop has been extended to Sep. 15. For submission, please fill out the online form and upload your paper or extended abstracthttps://forms.gle/y5fXq3xNrTNHf8KE7

DFH Funding

Congratulations! Zhaojun Xing successfully applied for funding for his "Cotutelle de thèse" from the DFH.

Philip Bergmann

Philip Bergmann successfully defended his thesis on "Essays on Energy in Macroeconomic Models".


Niklas Herzig

Niklas Herzig successfully defended his thesis on "Essays on Firms in the Globalized World".



BiGSEM student, Philip Bergmann, will defend his doctoral  thesis. It will take place on Wednesday July 10 at 2 pm in U3-140.

Second ExSIDE Jamboree

The second ExSIDE Jamboree took place at Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium, on June 17-19. Six BiGSEM/ExSIDE students discussed and gave a talk in their field of research. The event was accompanied by courses about methodological issues helping the doctoral students during their PhD. Afterwards, everybody returned home with new ideas and concepts.

New Doctoral Representative

The BiGSEM-students have hold their vote on the new doctoral representative. Jasper Hepp got elected and is from now on acting as a conduit between the doctoral students and the program administration. Congratulations!

EDEEM Doctoral Summer Workshop

The members of the EDEEM program organize a Summer School with contributions in any area of theoretical and applied economics/econometrics. The "EDEEM Doctoral Summer Workshop in Economics" will be held at the Department of Economics of Ca' Foscari University of Venice in the date of 13-14 June 2019. For more information please visit https://edeem.github.io/#top

IMW Summer School

The IMW (Center for Mathematical Economics Bielefeld University) organizes a Summer School on "Equilibria in Financial Markets: General Equilibrium and Game Theoretic Perspective" to be held at Bielefeld University in the week July 08 - July 12, 2019. For more information please visit http://www.uni-bielefeld.de/(en)/imw/summerschool19/

Bielefeld-Amsterdam Fellowship

A special funding opportunity for a project with mobility Bielefeld-Amsterdam is available in 2019
More information...

Lasha Chochua

Lasha Chochua successfully defended his thesis on "Essays in International Trade Policy and Social Choice under Ambiguity"


BiGSEM Workshop

The 13th 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, sixteen 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