14th BiGSEM Doctoral Workshop on Economic Theory 2019

The BiGSEM doctoral students are going to host their

14th BiGSEM Doctoral Workshop on Economic Theory

on November 20-21, 2019 at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZIF).

This international workshop is designed to provide Ph.D. students in theoretical economics with an opportunity to present their research and to discuss new developments in their fields.

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BiGSEM student Martin Lunge will defend his doctoral thesis. It will take place in V10-122 at 4:15 pm on Thursday November 28.

Ashenafi Teshome Guta

Ashenafi Teshome Guta successfully defended his thesis on "Essays in Globalization, Technology, and the Labor Market".



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!