ECONtribute: Markets & Public Policy is a proposed Cluster of Excellence in the Excellence Strategy, jointly initiated by the universities of Bonn and Cologne. The goal of the Cluster is to advance a new paradigm for the analysis of markets & public policy in light of fundamental societal and technological challenges. If the Cluster proposal is successful, all research activities will be organized under the roof of the RSI. The ECONtribute Network will be established to promote two-way knowledge exchange between researchers and policymakers.