Press releases and media coverage

Press releases

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. More information  

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.

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.

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.

In the media

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 […]

Denkfabrik Europa 2030

Europe 2030 –What are our young generation´s visons for the next decade? The “Denkfabrik Europa 2030” brought student together to discuss and develop their ideas and visions for Europe in 2030. The event, jointly organized by ECONtribute, Deutsche Post DHL Group and “Denkraum Soziale Marktwirtschaft, took place on 13th May 2019 in Bonn. Participants came […]

Call for Papers – Financial Intermediation in a Globalized World

Deutsche Bundesbank – IWH – ECONtribute – CEPR Conference on Financial Intermediation in a Globalized World SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 31 May 2019 The organizing committee invites submissions of high-quality theoretical or empirical research papers on financial intermediation. The conference calls for papers especially covering topics on financial intermediation and regulation. The conference will feature plenary sessions […]

Call for Papers – Heterogeneity and the Labor Market

Joint ECONtribute – IZA Workshop Location: IZA, BonnDate: November 22 – November 23, 2019 Submission Deadline: July 01, 2019The workshop will focus on the causes and effects of heterogeneity among workers, households, or firms on macroeconomic outcomes. This includes but is not limited to research on wage dispersion, heterogeneity in unemployment and participation, the roles […]

RSI Lecture by Paul Milgrom was very well received

Guest lecturer Professor Paul Milgrom, Shirley R. and Leonard W. Ely Jr. Professor of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University, gave a lively presentation with the title ‘Beyond the Vickrey Auction’ in front of an interested audience consisting of faculty, undergraduate and graduate students from Bonn and Cologne. The lecture focused on the theoretical and […]

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Universitäten Köln und Bonn erhalten neue Fördergelder Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger, 27.09.2018 | Dirk Riße „Die Kölner Universität hat im Wettbewerb um den Titel der Exzellenz-Universität eine weitere wichtige Hürde genommen. Alle vier Förderanträge der Hochschule wurden am Donnerstag von einer Expertenkommission bewilligt. Damit werden die Projekte (Cluster) in den kommenden sieben Jahren jährlich mit drei bis […]