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ECONtribute Scientific and Policy Advisory Board

ECONtribute Scientific and Policy Advisory Board Our Cluster of Excellence ECONtribute: Markets & Public Policy is pleased to announce the members of its Advisory Board. The ECONtribute Scientific and Policy Advisory Board (ESPAB) serves as an external advisor to the ECONtribute Steering Committee. The Board consists of five internationally-renowned and high-level researchers and policy makers, […]

ECONtribute Studie: „Die Verteilung der Vermögen in Deutschland von 1895 bis 2018“

Deutschland: Immer reicher, immer ungleicher Studie der Universität Bonn zeigt historische Vermögensverteilung in Deutschland Die reichsten 50 Prozent der Deutschen haben ihr Vermögen seit der Wiedervereinigung verdoppelt – die ärmsten 50 Prozent haben praktisch nichts hinzugewonnen. Das zeigt die neue Studie „Die Verteilung der Vermögen in Deutschland von 1895 bis 2018“ des Exzellenzclusters ECONtribute der […]

ECONtribute Macro Week 2020

The ECONtribute Macro Week is a week-long meeting of international researchers to present and discuss their latest research. The research will focus on macroeconomic questions with an emphasize on the importance of distributional aspects for the macroeconomy. Most days will have two seminar presentations starting with a breakfast presentation by a local researcher and a […]

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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 […]

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Nobel Prize in Economics 2019

The Reinhard Selten Institute (RSI) and the Cluster of Excellence ECONtribute congratulate Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo (both Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Michael Kremer (Harvard University) for being awarded the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2019 “for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty”. The Nobel Laureate’s research focuses […]

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 […]