Oliver Claas, Ph.D. student at BiGSEM/EBIM

"I have studied Mathematical Economics at Bielefeld University and Economics at Purdue University in the United States. Since I enjoyed writing my thesis on a topic in Economic Theory, I knew that I wanted to pursue a Ph. D. in that area after graduation.

 My main reason to apply for the EBIM program was that I appreciated the existing structure of a graduate school similar to those at most American universities such as Purdue, which combines a general economic education with the possibility of specialization in some field of research, and which greatly enhances the opportunities of contact and cooperation among its doctoral students and professors.

Now, after being a member of the International Research Training Group EBIM for several months, I am still favoring this concept and the way it is carried out. Furthermore, I value its international orientation with people from different countries and backgrounds together with the opportunity of a studying abroad experience at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Therefore, I am convinced that EBIM offers a very good program that I really can recommend."

Sonja Brangewitz, Ph.D. student at BiGSEM/EBIM

"Currently I am writing a doctoral thesis in mathematical economics within the International Research Training Group EBIM. In this graduate program I like in particular the idea of a mathematical approach to economics, the active involvement in research and the international exchange which is ensured by the cooperation between Bielefeld University and the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.

 The structured study program of EBIM, several internal workshops and mini courses helped me to find open questions to investigate in my doctoral thesis. Moreover, I had and have the possibility to participate and to present at international conferences. The cooperation with the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne gave me the possibility to write my thesis in form of a co-tutelle and to spend my second year in Paris. The long and intensive cooperation between the two universities and the idea of a joint supervision helped me to successfully proceed with the research for my doctoral thesis. Summing up EBIM offers a wide range of opportunities to participate actively in the academic life on an international basis."

Philipp Möhlmeier, Ph.D. student at BiGSEM

"While I was finishing my studies in Mathematical Economics and Business Administration at Bielefeld University, I was looking for an outstanding Ph. D. program in Economic Sciences. From my point of view such a program must provide -- besides an excellent education -- the following opportunities: International orientation, interdisciplinarity and a working environment that strongly supports the academic exchange.

 As the Financial Crisis has shown, economists need to consider further aspects in their models and should be open minded for new techniques to deal with the increasing complexity of real-world economic phenomena. A graduate program like BiGSEM/EBIM promotes the exchange of different disciplines to manage the upcoming challenges in future research. Additionally, the close cooperations with other leading universities in Europe, especially the Université Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne, and the financial support to attend international conferences, should be highlighted. Overall, I would strongly recommend the Ph. D. program of the Bielefeld Graduate School of Economics and Management."




BiGSEM student, Ghislain-Herman Demeze-Jouatsa, will defend his doctoral  thesis. It will take place on Friday September 21 at 2 pm in V10-122.

ExSIDE Research Training School

The ExSIDE Research Training School will take place from the 12th of September until the 14th of September 2018 at the Bielefeld University

BGTS mobility grants

Congratulations! Ghislain Herman Demeze successfully applied for the BGTS mobility grants.

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 ...

CEF 2018

Nine BiGSEM members actively participated and presented papers at  the 24th International Conference on Computing in Economics and Finance (CEF 2018) in Milano http://comp-econ.org/CEF_2018/.

Call for Papers

13th BiGSEM Doctoral Workshop on Economic Theory

Bielefeld University, Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF)

December 10-11, 2018

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: September 15, 2018