ECONtribute: Markets & Public Policy, a joint initiative of the Universities of Bonn and Cologne, is funded as a Cluster of Excellence in the German Excellence Strategy. 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. All research activities are organized under the roof of the RSI. The ECONtribute Network is established to promote two-way knowledge exchange between researchers and policymakers.