New Research Group in economic history

The German Research Foundation (DFG) has approved a new research group in the field of economics at the University of Bonn. In the Finance and Inequality Centre for Advanced Studies, the researchers led by Professor Christian Bayer and Professor Carsten Burhop are looking at the relationship between the growth of the financial sector and inequality from a historical angle.

What drives political opinions?

Why do people perceive the same facts differently? What does this mean for their political opinions? And how can politicians deal with this?

Isabel Schnabel wins the Global Economy Prize 2024

Prof. Dr. Isabel Schnabel, Member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank and Professor of Finance at the University of Bonn, receives the Global Economy Prize in the Science category.

Isabel Schnabel nominated for the Global Economy Prize

Prof. Dr. Isabel Schnabel, Member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank and Professor of Finance at the University of Bonn, receives the Global Economy Prize in the Science category.

Warum arbeiten wenig Frauen in MINT-Berufen?

Warum ist der Gender Gap in mathematisch-technischen Berufen heutzutage immer noch so groß? Was haben Schulleistungen damit zu tun? Und wie lässt sich die Lücke endlich schließen?

Girls' Day am Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften

Am gestrigen Girls' Day öffnete der Exzellenzcluster ECONtribute des Fachbereichs Wirtschaftswissenschaften der Universität Bonn seine Türen für vierzehn junge Schülerinnen, um sie für die Welt der Forschung und der Volkswirtschaftslehre zu begeistern. Die Veranstaltung war ein voller Erfolg und bot den Teilnehmerinnen eine Vielzahl von Einblicken, Aktivitäten und Gesprächen, um ihr Interesse an diesen spannenden Feldern zu wecken.

Strong Showing for the Department of Economics in QS-Ranking

In the current QS ranking by subject, the Department of Economics is in 56th place worldwide and 3rd place in Germany. The rankings are determined based on four or five indicators depending on the subject, including academic reputation, employer reputation, citations and international research and publication networks. 1,559 universities from around the world are compared based on various indicator criteria.
 

Bonn Graduate Philipp Strack wins Clark Medal

Economist Philipp Strack, who is a University of Bonn graduate and additionally took his doctorate at the Bonn Graduate School of Economics, has received the John Bates Clark Medal—considered the second most prestigious award in the field of economics after the Nobel Prize. The medal is awarded by the American Economic Association (AEA) to economists under age forty living in the United States who have made significant scholarly and research contributions in the field of economics.

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