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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.

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  

In the media

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 […]

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 […]