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
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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