“Minus times minus equals plus doesn’t hold for bank consolidations.” On Tuesday, 28th of May 2019, Andreas Dombret, former member of the Executive Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank and former Vice-Chairman of the Bank of America , delivered an ECONtribute Special Lecture on “Mergers and Acquisitions in Banking”. Faculty members, graduate and undergraduate students attented this special lecture. Dombret stated that there will be further shrinking, higher concentration and disruptive structural changes in the banking sector. Also, it is uncertain whether there will still be any banks in the future and what role they will play. It was a pleasure to welcome him in the Cluster of Excellence ECONtribute!
The event was jointly organized by the Exzellenzcluster ECONtribute EXC-2126 and the CRC TRR-224.
Europe 2030 –What are our young generation´s visons for the next decade?
The “Denkfabrik Europa 2030” brought student together to discuss and develop their ideas and visions for Europe in 2030.
The event, jointly organized by ECONtribute, Deutsche Post DHL Group and “Denkraum Soziale Marktwirtschaft, took place on 13th May 2019 in Bonn.
Participants came up with mesmerizing projects and future visions on the European Union in 2030. How can we foster a European sense of identity? How can we ensure safety for our citizens and provide them with a good infrastructure? How can we improve our parliamentary system? Shall we aim for “a European Republic”? And what about the economy and social security?
Students presented their projects to an audience of 120 people and four judges: Professor Isabel Schnabel (Spokesperson ECONtribute), Cem Özdemir (Alliance ’90/The Greens), Dr. Thomas Ogilvie (CEO Corporate Incubations at Deutsche Post DHL Group) and Dr. Dirk Aßmann (Director General of GIZ, German Association for International Cooperation). The winning team´s project “Europaexpress” aims to improve Europe’s infrastructure by introducing a “European ministry of transportation”.
Partner: ECONtribute, Deutsche Post DHL Group
July 3 @ 9:30 - 17:30
July 18 @ 10:15 - 11:45
July 30 @ 10:15 - 11:45
September 23 @ 18:00 - 19:30
October 8 @ 16:30 - 18:00