ECONtribute: Markets & Public Policy, a joint initiative of the Universities of Bonn and Cologne, will be 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 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.