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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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In the media

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 encourage younger scholars whose work meets the high standards of scientific quality, creativity and relevance that has been a mark of the Musgraves’ contribution to public finance.

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 the 50th meeting of the Franco-German Economic and Financial Council, the Franco-German Council of Economic Experts was launched. It comprises five French and five German leading economic experts.

German members of the Council are, besides Isabel Schnabel, member of the German Council of Economic Experts, the chairman of the German Council of Economic Experts and president of RWI Essen, Christoph M. Schmidt, Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln, Professor of Economics at the University of Frankfurt, and the presidents of two leading research institutes in Economics, DIW and ifo, Marcel Fratzscher and Clemens Fuest. Among the French members is the current chairman of the French Conseil d’analyse économique (CAE), Philippe Martin.

Picture Source: Philipp Steinberg, Twitter

Selten Salon 2019 – 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 Phänomen der ‚Helikoptereltern‘ erst geschaffen.“ Diskutieren Sie mit Professor Doepke, wie man mit familien-, bildungs- und wirtschaftspolitischen Maßnahmen wirksam gegensteuern kann.

Datum: 23. September 2019

Ort: Universitätsclub Bonn e.V., Konviktstr. 9, 53113 Bonn

Beginn: 18:00 Uhr (Einlass und Registrierung ab 17:30 Uhr)

Snacks und Drinks im Anschluss an den Vortrag ab ca. 19:30 Uhr

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Einladung Selten Salon 2019 – Kindererziehung aus ökonomischer Sicht

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 CO2 pricing to become the central instrument of a progressive climate strategy.

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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 publishing reports. Past contributions include calls for: credible bank resolution; a European capital markets union; and enhanced disclosure of carbon-intensive assets.

The ASC Board meets quarterly in Frankfurt and publishes reports on a regular basis. Isabel Schnabel had already been a board member before and was now elected as Vice Chair. She is also a member of the German Council of Economic Experts, research affiliate at the Centre for Economic Policy (CEPR) and at the Max-Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods. Prof. Schnabel lectures Financial Economics at the University of Bonn, her main fields of research are financial stability, systemic risk and banking regulation.

ECONtribute Special Lecture by Andreas Dombret

“Minus times minus equals plus doesn’t hold for bank consolidations.” On Tuesday, 28th of May 2019, Andreas Dombret, former member of the Executive Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank and former Vice-Chairman of the Bank of America , delivered an ECONtribute Special Lecture on “Mergers and Acquisitions in Banking”. Faculty members, graduate and undergraduate students attented this special lecture. Dombret stated that there will be further shrinking, higher concentration and disruptive structural changes in the banking sector. Also, it is uncertain whether there will still be any banks in the future and what role they will play. It was a pleasure to welcome him in the Cluster of Excellence ECONtribute!

The event was jointly organized by the Exzellenzcluster ECONtribute EXC-2126 and the CRC TRR-224.

(From left to right:) Prof. Dr. Isabel Schnabel and Andreas Dombret