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July 2019

ECONtribute Seminar: Petra Nieken (Uni Karlsruhe/KIT)

July 18 @ 10:15 - 11:45
University of Bonn, Juridicum, Faculty Lounge, Room 0.036, Adenauerallee 24-42
Bonn, 53113 Germany
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Petra Nieken: „Motivation and incentives in an online labor market“ (joint work with Sebastian Fest, Ola Kvaloy, and Anja Schöttner) Abstract: In this paper, we present results from a large scale real effort experiment in an online labor market investigating the effect of performance pay and two common leadership techniques: Positive expectations and specific goals. We find that positive expectations have a significant negative effect on quantity – and no effect on quality – irrespective of how the workers are…

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ECONtribute Seminar: Anja Schöttner (HU Berlin)

July 30 @ 10:15 - 11:45
University of Bonn, Juridicum, Faculty Lounge, Room 0.036, Adenauerallee 24-42
Bonn, 53113 Germany
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Anja Schöttner: „Non-Competitive Wage-Setting as a Cause of Unfriendly and Inefficient Leadership“ (joint work with Robert Dur and Ola Kvaloy) Abstract: This paper develops a simple economic model to examine how leadership styles in organizations depend on the prevailing wage-setting conditions for workers. In particular, we examine a leader who can – in addition to the use of monetary incentives – motivate a worker by adopting leadership styles that differ in their non-monetary consequences for the worker's well-being. Some leadership…

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September 2019

ECONtribute Seminar: Johannes Stroebel (NYU)

September 2 @ 16:30 - 18:30
University of Bonn, Juridicum, Faculty Lounge, Room 0.036, Adenauerallee 24-42
Bonn, 53113 Germany
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Peer Effects in Product Adoption Abstract: We study the nature of peer effects in the market for new cell phones. Our analysis builds on de-identified data from Facebook that combine information on social networks with information on users’ cell phonemodels.   To  identify  peer  effects,  we  use  variation  in  friends’  new  phone  acquisitions  resulting  from random phone losses and carrier-specific contract terms. A new phone purchase by a friend has a large positive and long-term effect on an individual’s own…

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Selten Salon: Matthias Doepke (Northwestern University)

September 23 @ 18:00 - 19:30
Universitätsclub Bonn e.V., Konviktstr. 9
Bonn, 53113
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"Kindererziehung aus ökonomischer Sicht: Von Ungleichheit, Helikoptereltern und Tiger-Mamas" This event is jointly organized with IZA (https://www.iza.org/de) 23. September 2019 Talk: 18:00- 19:30, Drinks and Snacks afterwards Universitätsclub Bonn e.V. Adresse: Konviktstr. 9, 53113 Bonn Anmeldung unter pakebusch@wiso.uni-koeln.de More Information  

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ECONtribute Public Discourse: Integrität – Bedeutung und Herausforderung für ein global agierendes Unternehmen

September 24 @ 18:30 - 20:30
University of Cologne, Seminar Building, Meeting Room, Groundfloor, Universitätsstraße 37
Cologne, 50931
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In cooperation with IWP & Dr. Jürgen Meyer Stiftung More information soon

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ECONtribute Rhineland Workshop 2019

September 27 @ 9:45 - 18:30
University of Cologne, Seminar Building, Room S16, Universitätsstr. 37
Cologne, 50931
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The Rhineland workshop brings together faculty and doctoral students from Bonn and Cologne, who work in macroeconomics and neighboring fields. Primarily, it gives doctoral students and junior faculty a forum to present their research, and receive feedback in a friendly atmosphere. The plan is to have 6 talks during the day. This year's workshop will be held on September 27th at the University of Cologne. The workshop is supported by the Cluster of Excellence ECONtribute, the Center for Macroeconomic Research…

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October 2019

ECONtribute LawEcon Seminar: Adam Badawi (Berkeley Law, University of California)

October 8 @ 18:00 - 18:15
University of Bonn, Juridicum, Room 0.017, Juridicum, Adenauerallee 24-42
Bonn, 53113 Germany
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More information, here

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Selten Lecture: “Applications of Networks in Economics” by Matthew O. Jackson (Stanford University)

October 9 @ 16:30 - 18:00
University of Bonn, Juridicum, Lecture Hall C, Adenauerallee 24-42
Bonn, Germany
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October 9th, 16:30 - 17:45, Lecture Hall C, Juridicum, Adenauerallee 24 - 42, Bonn Students and faculty members are welcome! No registration required. Matthew O. Jackson is the William D. Eberle Professor of Economics at Stanford University and an external faculty member of the Santa Fe Institute and a senior fellow of CIFAR. His research interests include game theory, microeconomic theory, and the study of social and economic networks, on which he has published many articles and the books `The…

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ECONtribute PhD Mini Course: Matthew O. Jackson (Stanford University)

October 10 @ 9:00 - 17:15
Juridicum, Fakultätszimmer, Adenauerallee 24-42
Bonn, 53113 Germany
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ECONtribute PhD Mini Course: Social Economics and Social Economic Networks 09:00-10:15 & 10:45-12:00  Lectures open for all PhD students and postdocs (Venue: Fakultätszimmer Juridicum) 12:00  Lunch (by invitation) 14:00-17:00  Student presentations by advanced PhD students (Venue: Institute for Microeconomics, Juridicum, 3rd floor, room 3.010) In order to apply for one of the slots for student presentations, please send an e-mail until September 25 to Sabine Burch: burch@uni-bonn.de Professor Jackson is a renowned expert in the field of social and economic…

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ECONtribute Seminar: Bettina Siflinger (Tilburg University)

October 17 @ 14:00 - 15:15
University of Bonn, Juridicum, Faculty Lounge, Room 0.036, Adenauerallee 24-42
Bonn, 53113 Germany
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