Setting Out for a New Climate Policy

On July 12, ECONtribute spokesperson Isabel Schnabel and the German Council of Economic Experts handed their special report on climate policy to Chancellor Angela Merkel. “The current debate offers a historic opportunity to change Germany’s fragmented, expensive and inefficient climate policy” says Christoph M. Schmidt, chairman of the German Council of Economic Experts. The Council calls for CO2 pricing to become the central instrument of a progressive climate strategy.

Further information here: https://www.sachverstaendigenrat-wirtschaft.de/fileadmin/dateiablage/gutachten/sg2019/190712_SVR_SG-Setting_out_for_a_new_climate_policy.pdf

Selten Lecture – Matt Jackson (Stanford)

Selten Lecture 2019: Applications of Networks in Economics by Matt Jackson (Stanford University).

https://web.stanford.edu/~jacksonm/

Date: October 8 , 2019.

Time: 4:30 – 6:00 pm

Location: University of Bonn, Juridicum.

More information soon.

Contact: Sabine Burch: burch@uni-bonn.de

Call for Papers – Financial Intermediation in a Globalized World

Deutsche Bundesbank – IWH – ECONtribute – CEPR Conference on Financial Intermediation in a Globalized World

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 31 May 2019

The organizing committee invites submissions of high-quality theoretical or empirical research papers on financial intermediation. The conference calls for papers especially covering topics on financial intermediation and regulation.
The conference will feature plenary sessions with keynote speeches by Allen N. Berger (University of South Carolina, Wharton Financial Institutions Center, and European Banking Center) and Linda S. Goldberg (Federal Reserve Bank of New York and NBER) and a dinner speech by Joachim Wuermeling (Member of the Executive Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank).

Please submit your paper by the 31st of May via email to banking-research@bundesbank.de with reference to “Financial Intermediation in a Globalized World”. Economy class travel expenses and accommodation (both subject to price limits) will be covered for invited speakers and discussants.

https://mailchi.mp/cepr/call-for-papers-financial-intermediation-in-a-globalized-world

The conference is sponsored jointly by the Deutsche Bundesbank, the IWH Halle Institute for Economic Research, the Cluster of Excellence ECONtribute funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) under Germany’s Excellence Strategy – EXC-2326/1 – 390838866, and the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).


Call for Papers – Heterogeneity and the Labor Market

Joint ECONtribute – IZA Workshop

Location: IZA, Bonn
Date: November 22 – November 23, 2019
Submission Deadline: July 01, 2019

The workshop will focus on the causes and effects of heterogeneity among workers, households, or firms on macroeconomic outcomes. This includes but is not limited to research on wage dispersion, heterogeneity in unemployment and participation, the roles of firms and technologies in shaping heterogeneity, labor market outcomes for females and males, consequences of skill heterogeneity, or the heterogeneous effects of technological change, demographic change, labor market concentration, and labor market institutions. Empirical and theoretical papers are both welcome. The workshop is sponsored by the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) and the Cluster ECONtribute (EXC 2126) at the Departments of Economics at Bonn and Cologne.

We are happy to announce that participation has already been confirmed by Arindrajit Dube (University of Massachusetts Amherst and IZA), Iourii Manovskii (University of Pennsylvania), Hélène Turon (University of Bristol and IZA), and Abigail Wozniak (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and IZA).

Researchers interested in participating should submit a full paper or an extended abstract by July 1, 2019 using the Online Application Form. Decision of acceptance or rejection will be announced by August 1, 2019.

More information:
http://conference.iza.org/conference_files/Macro_2019/call_for_papers


Universitäten Köln und Bonn mit Exzellenzforschung zum Thema Marktversagen

Bonner General Anzeiger, 06.02.2019 | Martin Wein

„Ökonomen fragen im Bonner Exzellenzcluster ECONtribute, wann und wie politische Mandatsträger lenkend eingreifen müssen. Wie lässt sich ein Marktversagen in der Wirtschaft erklären? […] Dabei steht Schnabel und ihren Kollegen in den kommenden sieben Jahren ein Geldregen von schätzungsweise 30 Millionen Euro ins Haus – für das bundesweit einzige wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Exzellenzcluster ECONtribute gemeinsam mit der Universität Köln.“

RSI Lecture by Paul Milgrom was very well received

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 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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