Mentoring can reduce gender gap in competitiveness and earnings expectations

Competitiveness is an individual trait that has been shown to be highly predictive of career choices and labor market outcomes and for which a strong gender gap is often found. Gender differences in preferences for competition might therefore provide a partial explanation for gender disparities in career choices, such as differential selection into STEM fields or finance.

Moritz Schularick wins Leibniz Prize

Moritz Schularick wins the most important research funding award in Germany. The Leibniz Prize recognizes his outstanding research achievements in the field of economics. In particular, the way he connects macroeconomics with economic history, his insights into the causes of financial crises and his research on the historical development of wealth distribution.

Exzellenz-Podcast: Pandemic exacerbated unequal educational opportunities

In its latest episode, the science podcast “Exzellent erklärt – Spitzenforschung für alle” provides insights into the research of the Cluster of Excellence ECONtribute of the Universities of Bonn and Cologne. Studies show: Pandemic-related school closures intensified unequal educational opportunities.

Next round for CRC: Economic perspectives on social challenges

Great success for the Collaborative Research Centre Transregio (CRC-TRR) 224 "Economic Perspectives on Societal Challenges" The collaborating scientists from the Universities of Bonn and Mannheim have convinced with their research work of the past four years. The German Research Foundation (DFG) is therefore funding the collaboration for a further funding period with several million euros.

What’s worth knowing in economics?

Peter Andre (BGSE) and Armin Falk (Briq) asked 10,000 economists worldwide what they think economics should be working on and what its objectives should be? Many would like to see more policy relevance, interdisciplinarity, topic diversity, and risk-taking research for their discipline.

What factors impact the spread of viruses?

Prof. Dr. Lena Janys from the Department of Economics is conducting research in new DFG-funded, transdisciplinary project of the University of Bonn and the University Hospital of Munich. The aim of the project is to develop factors relevant for the transmission and containment of SARS-CoV-2 on a biomedical and socioeconomic level.

Rapid tests effectively contained Covid-19

Economists at the Department of Economics of Bonn analyzed data from the second and third Covid wave: Rapid tests effectively broke Covid-19 infection chains in spring 2021.

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