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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

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.

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RSI inaugurated during Reinhard Selten Memorial Conference

The Universities of Bonn and Cologne jointly hosted a memorial conference in honor of Nobel Laureate Prof. Reinhard Selten (1930 – 2016) on April 28, 2017 in Bonn.

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Reinhard Selten Institute (RSI) founded

The Universities of Bonn and Cologne jointly founded the Reinhard Selten Institute (initially named Bonn-Cologne Research Institute in Economics).

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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 up with mesmerizing projects and future visions on the European Union in 2030. How can we foster a European sense of identity? How can we ensure safety for our citizens and provide them with a good infrastructure? How can we improve our parliamentary system? Shall we aim for “a European Republic”? And what about the economy and social security?

Students presented their projects to an audience of 120 people and four judges: Professor Isabel Schnabel (Spokesperson ECONtribute), Cem Özdemir (Alliance ’90/The Greens), Dr. Thomas Ogilvie (CEO Corporate Incubations at Deutsche Post DHL Group) and Dr. Dirk Aßmann (Director General of GIZ, German Association for International Cooperation). The winning team´s project “Europaexpress” aims to improve Europe’s infrastructure by introducing a “European ministry of transportation”.

(From left to right:) Dr. Thomas Ogilvie, Dr. Dirk Aßmann, Cem Özdemir & Prof. Dr. Isabel Schnabel
© Jörn Wolter / Denkraum

Partner: ECONtribute, Deutsche Post DHL Group

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 with keynote speeches by Allen N. Berger (University of South Carolina, Wharton Financial Institutions Center, and European Banking Center) and Linda S. Goldberg (Federal Reserve Bank of New York and NBER) and a dinner speech by Joachim Wuermeling (Member of the Executive Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank).

Please submit your paper by the 31st of May via email to banking-research@bundesbank.de with reference to “Financial Intermediation in a Globalized World”. Economy class travel expenses and accommodation (both subject to price limits) will be covered for invited speakers and discussants.

 

https://mailchi.mp/cepr/call-for-papers-financial-intermediation-in-a-globalized-world

The conference is sponsored jointly by the Deutsche Bundesbank, the IWH Halle Institute for Economic Research, the Cluster of Excellence ECONtribute funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) under Germany’s Excellence Strategy – EXC-2326/1 – 390838866, and the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).

Call for Papers – Heterogeneity and the Labor Market

Joint ECONtribute – IZA Workshop

Location: IZA, Bonn
Date: November 22 – November 23, 2019
Submission Deadline: July 01, 2019

The 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 of firms and technologies in shaping heterogeneity, labor market outcomes for females and males, consequences of skill heterogeneity, or the heterogeneous effects of technological change, demographic change, labor market concentration, and labor market institutions. Empirical and theoretical papers are both welcome. The workshop is sponsored by the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) and the Cluster ECONtribute (EXC 2126) at the Departments of Economics at Bonn and Cologne.

We are happy to announce that participation has already been confirmed by Arindrajit Dube (University of Massachusetts Amherst and IZA), Iourii Manovskii (University of Pennsylvania), Hélène Turon (University of Bristol and IZA), and Abigail Wozniak (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and IZA).

Researchers interested in participating should submit a full paper or an extended abstract by July 1, 2019 using the Online Application Form. Decision of acceptance or rejection will be announced by August 1, 2019.

More information:
http://conference.iza.org/conference_files/Macro_2019/call_for_papers

 

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 practical aspects of the recently conducted “Incentive Auction” for the reallocation of spectrum in the US.

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 zehn Millionen Euro gefördert. […] Bewilligt wurden auch Anträge für die Projekte „Econtribute“ (Märkte und Public Policy) in Zusammenarbeit mit der Uni Bonn […].“

RSI Workshop on New Challenges, New Objectives and New Tools for Public Policy

On March 5 and 6, 2018, the RSI hosted a research workshop on “New Challenges, New Objectives and New Tools for Public Policy” with international speakers and panelists and participants from Bonn and Cologne.

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