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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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In the media

Kölner und Bonner Uni gründen gemeinsames Institut

Radio Bonn/ Rhein-Sieg, 04.04.2017

„Das Bonn-Cologne Research Institute in Economics BCecon soll neue Wege in der Wirtschaft erforschen. […] Das Institut soll sich mit den aktuellen Fragestellungen der modernen Wirtschaft auseinandersetzen – was besonders nach den Wirtschaftskrisen und dem Versagen der Märkte in den vergangenen zehn Jahren hochaktuell ist.“

BCecon – Universitäten Köln und Bonn gründen neues Institut

report-K, 03.04.2017

„Im BCecon haben sich zwei führende wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Institute zu einem international sichtbaren Flaggschiff zur Erforschung von aktuellen Fragestellungen in Verhaltensökonomie, Wirtschaftstheorie und Marktfunktionen zusammengeschlossen. Die Erfahrung globalen Marktversagens in der letzten Dekade, sowie das Entstehen neuer Märkte und die damit einhergehende Frage nach neuem Regulationsbedarf machen diese Forschung hochaktuell und notwendig“, sagt der Kölner Rektor Professor Dr. Axel Freimuth.“