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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 […]

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 […]

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. More information.

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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Selten Lecture 2019 – Matthew O. Jackson (Stanford University)

Selten Lecture 2019: “Applications of Networks in Economics” by Matthew O. Jackson (Stanford University). Date: October 9 , 2019. Time: 4:30 – 5:45 pm Location: University of Bonn, Juridicum, Lecture Hall C. Poster Selten Lecture More information

Young ECONtribute Program Fellow receives IIPF best paper award

Congratulations to our Young ECONtribute Program (YEP) Fellow Jonas Löbbing! Jonas has been awarded the Peggy and Richard Musgrave Prize 2019 of the International Institute of Public Finance (IIPF) for his paper “Redistributive Income Taxation with Directed Technical Change”. The prestigious IIPF Peggy and Richard Musgrave Prize is awarded annually since 2003 to honor and […]

Isabel Schnabel becomes member of the Franco-German Council of Economic Experts

Isabel Schnabel becomes member of the newly founded Franco-German Council of Economic Experts Paris, September 19, 2019 Isabel Schnabel, Spokesperson of the Cluster of Excellence ECONtribute and Professor of Financial Economics at the University of Bonn, has been appointed as member of the newly launched Franco-German Council of Economic Experts. On September 19, 2019 during […]

Selten Salon – Matthias Doepke (Northwestern University)

Selten Salon 2019: Kindererziehung aus ökonomischer Sicht: Von Ungleichheit, Helikoptereltern und Tiger-Mamas Matthias Doepke, Ökonom und Autor von “Love, Money, and Parenting: How Economics Explains the Way We Raise Our Kids” belegt in seiner Forschung, dass die wirtschaftlichen Rahmenbedingungen unterschiedliche Erziehungsstile fördern. Doepke ist überzeugt: „Die zunehmende wirtschaftliche Ungleichheit seit den 70er Jahren hat das […]

Setting Out for a New Climate Policy

On July 12, ECONtribute spokesperson Isabel Schnabel and the German Council of Economic Experts handed their special report on climate policy to Chancellor Angela Merkel. “The current debate offers a historic opportunity to change Germany’s fragmented, expensive and inefficient climate policy” says Christoph M. Schmidt, chairman of the German Council of Economic Experts. The Council calls for […]

Isabel Schnabel elected as Vice Chair of the Advisory Scientific Committee of the European Systemic Risk Board

We are happy to announce that ECONtribute spokesperson Prof. Isabel Schnabel has been elected as Vice Chair of the Advisory Scientific Committee (ASC) of the European Systemic Risk Board. The ASC Board consists of 15 experts representing a wide range of skills, experience and expertise. It contributes to the public debate on macroprudential policy by […]