ReStart Reinhard Selten Equal Opportunity Talk – Heather Sarsons (Booth School of Business, Chicago)

Prof. Heather Sarsons, PhD (Booth School of Business, Chicago)

Explaining the gender promotion gap in academia: Why women get less credit for teamwork

Why do men get promoted more often than women? In her research, Heather Sarsons, Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago Booth, explores whether bias arising from group works helps to explain the gender promotion gap. She tests, whether men receive more credit for coauthored publications than women. While solo-authored papers send a clear signal about one’s ability, coauthored papers in economics do not provide specific information about each contributor’s skills. Her research shows that women incur a penalty when they coauthor that men do not experience. As many occupations require group work and collaboration, bias can have significant implications for the gender gap in promotion decisions.

Heather Sarsons will explain her findings on March 19, 17:00 pm at IZA Institute of Labor Economics, Schaumburg-Lippe-Straße 9, 53113 Bonn. Afterwards, there will be a reception. The talk is open to the public.

The event is part of the „ReStart – Reinhard Selten Equal Opportunity Talk“ lecture series with which ECONtribute sets a special focus on gender equality issues. Several times a year, experts from the cluster and high-ranking guests hold lectures that highlight various aspects of gender equality and bring them to the attention of a broad audience of scientists and the interested public. Afterwards, there is the opportunity to deepen topics addressed in a relaxed atmosphere and to establish new networks.

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IZA Institute of Labor Economics, Schaumburg-Lippe-Straße 9, 53113 Bonn

You can find the poster of the event here.

Selten Lecture 2020: John List (University of Chicago)

Selten Lecture 2020: John List (University of Chicago)

Date: June 24 , 2020.

Time: 18:00 – 19:30 pm

Location: University of Cologne.

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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