1st RSI Lecture

1st Reinhard Selten Lecture on 10 October 2018

Guest lecturer Professor Paul Milgrom, Shirley R. and Leonard W. Ely Jr. Professor of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University, gave a lively presentation with the title ‘Beyond the Vickrey Auction’ in front of an interested audience consisting of faculty, undergraduate and graduate students from Bonn and Cologne. The lecture focused on the theoretical and practical aspects of the recently conducted “Incentive Auction” for the reallocation of spectrum in the US.

ECONtribute: Markets & Public Policy funded as a Cluster of Excellence

ECONtribute: Markets & Public Policy, a joined proposal by the universities of Bonn and Cologne, is selected as a Cluster of Excellence in the German Excellence Strategy. ECONtribute succeeded as the only Cluster of Excellence in economics and receives funding over the next seven years. The research activities of ECONtribute will be bundled under the roof of the Reinhard Selten Institute.

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RSI Workshop on New Challenges, New Objectives and New Tools for Public Policy

On March 5 and 6, 2018, the RSI hosted a research workshop on “New Challenges, New Objectives and New Tools for Public Policy” with international speakers and panelists and participants from Bonn and Cologne.

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RSI Lunch Session at the EEA-ESEM 2018

The 33rd Annual Congress of the European Economic Association and the 71st European Meeting of the Econometric Society (EEA-ESEM 2018) took place at the University of Cologne from August 27 to August 31. The Reinhard Selten Institute (RSI) organized a lunch session with a special focus on Market Design at which new challenges, tools and objectives in that field were discussed.

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Seminar on Sequential Information Design hosted in Bonn and Cologne

On January 16 and 17 Laura Doval (California Institute of Technology) presented her work on Sequential Information Design in Cologne and Bonn. The seminar was part of the joint seminar series of the economics departments of the universities of Bonn and Cologne which hosts outstanding speakers at both locations.

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RSI Seed Funding Grants open for applications

For the first time, the Reinhard Selten Institute (RSI) offers Seed Funding Grants for excellent collaborative research projects in all areas of Economics.

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RSI & ERC Workshop on the Theory of Voting and Elections

On November 24 and 25, 2017 the “RSI & ERC Workshop on the Theory of Voting and Elections” took place in Bonn.

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Seminar on Credible Mechanism Design hosted in Bonn and Cologne

Speaker Shengwu Li (Harvard Society of Fellows) presented his work on “Credible Mechanism Design” on October 24 and 25, 2017 at the University of Cologne and at the University of Bonn.

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Joint Cluster of Excellence initiative reaches full proposal stage

The Cluster of Excellence initiative “ECONtribute: Markets & Public Policy”, a joint project by the universities of Bonn and Cologne, is invited to submit a full proposal in the framework of Germany’s Excellence Strategy. Read more

REStud Tour 2017 hosted in Bonn

The economics departments of the Universities of Bonn and Cologne jointly hosted a meeting of the prestigious Review of Economic Studies (REStud) Tour 2017 as part of the Bonn-Cologne Joint Seminar Series.

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