When will I know whether my paper is accepted?

You will receive the information approximately four weeks after the application deadline.

I recently obtained a PhD in economics. Will you still consider my application?

No, the workshop is just aimed at doctoral students.

How do I apply?

Send an email with your research paper and your contact details to bigsemworkshop(at)uni-bielefeld.de. If you cannot yet send the full paper you could also send an extended abstract. Additional information, such as the university you are affiliated with or the research area of your paper, would also be helpful but is not necessary for being considered/invited.

Should I apply with published/unpublished work?

You can apply with published, as well as unpublished work, there are no limitations for this

I have two papers. May I apply with both?

Yes, you can submit both papers. However, you may only present one at the workshop. We will decide which one.

My area of interest does not appear on the list of topics. Should I still apply?

Even if your topic is not explicitly mentioned on the flyer/poster, you are still welcome to apply with your research for the workshop.

How is accommodation handled?

Single bedrooms for presenters will be booked and covered from Sunday, December 9 to Wednesday, December 12.

How do I get to Bielefeld University?

Which travel costs are included in reimbursement?

We cannot provide financial support for travel costs to and from Bielefeld.

What is the structure of the workshop?

During the two days there will be 16 talks. Each talk will last 30 minutes (including time for discussion).

My question did not appear. What can I do?

Don‘t hesitate to write an email to bigsemworkshop(at)uni-bielefeld.de


BiGSEM happily welcomes ExSIDE students

BiGSEM happily welcomes three second year ExSIDE doctoral students who are now doing their research in BiGSEM during the academic year 2018/19:

Ms. Fen Li
Mr. Thanh Son Pham
Mr. Severin Reissl

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

Herman Demeze

Ghislain-Herman Demeze-Jouatsa successfully defended his thesis on "Essays on Repeated Games".



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