ECONtribute honored with “Jenny Gusyk Preis 2019”

We are delighted and proud to be honored with the “Jenny Gusyk Award 2019” for our equal opportunity strategy! The award was presented during a ceremony at the University of Cologne to Prof. Matthias Heinz, ECONtribute’s representative of equal opportunity. The selection committee was particularly impressed by ECONtribute’s excellent strategy to hire more female researchers and the outstanding visitor programs.

Congratulations and thanks, in particular to Matthias!

Find more information to this event here.



Dealing with Structural Change

Wiesbaden, 6 November 2019

The German Council of Economic Experts has presented its annual report entitled “Dealing with Structural Change” to the German Federal Government today. “In order to seize the opportunities presented by structural change, Germany does not need to reinvent its economic and industrial policy, but it should develop them further”, said Christoph M. Schmidt, chairman of the German Council of Economic Experts.


The German Council of Economic Experts is an independent academic body advising German policymakers on questions of economic policy. It was founded in 1963, and currently consists of five members: Prof. Dr. Christoph M. Schmidt, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Lars P. Feld, Prof. Dr. Isabel Schnabel, Prof. Dr. Achim Truger and Prof. Volker Wieland, Ph.D. Prof. Schnabel is also Spokesperson of the Cluster of Excellence ECONtribute and Director of the Reinhard Selten Institute and Professor of Finance at University of Bonn.

Prof. Schnabel will present the report on Monday Nov 25, 17:45 at University of Cologne, WiSo-Gebäude, Hörsaal XXIV  and on December 4, 6 pm at University of Bonn, Juridicum, Lecture Hall C.

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Universitäten Köln und Bonn mit Exzellenzforschung zum Thema Marktversagen

Bonner General Anzeiger, 06.02.2019 | Martin Wein

„Ökonomen fragen im Bonner Exzellenzcluster ECONtribute, wann und wie politische Mandatsträger lenkend eingreifen müssen. Wie lässt sich ein Marktversagen in der Wirtschaft erklären? […] Dabei steht Schnabel und ihren Kollegen in den kommenden sieben Jahren ein Geldregen von schätzungsweise 30 Millionen Euro ins Haus – für das bundesweit einzige wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Exzellenzcluster ECONtribute gemeinsam mit der Universität Köln.“

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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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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RSI & ERC Workshop on the Theory of Voting and Elections

On November 24 and 25, 2017 the “RSI & ERC Workshop on the Theory of Voting and Elections” took place in Bonn.

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Seminar on Credible Mechanism Design hosted in Bonn and Cologne

Speaker Shengwu Li (Harvard Society of Fellows) presented his work on “Credible Mechanism Design” on October 24 and 25, 2017 at the University of Cologne and at the University of Bonn.

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Joint Cluster of Excellence initiative reaches full proposal stage

The Cluster of Excellence initiative “ECONtribute: Markets & Public Policy”, a joint project by the universities of Bonn and Cologne, is invited to submit a full proposal in the framework of Germany’s Excellence Strategy. Read more

REStud Tour 2017 hosted in Bonn

The economics departments of the Universities of Bonn and Cologne jointly hosted a meeting of the prestigious Review of Economic Studies (REStud) Tour 2017 as part of the Bonn-Cologne Joint Seminar Series.

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