Unifest to take place on July 8, 2023

It’s that time again! On Saturday, July 8, 2023, the graduating class of 2022/23 will celebrate the successful completion of their studies at the Unifest. Online registration for the celebration is now open. We ask that all attendees register by June 2, 2023. 

Stereotypes influence whether people buy stocks

Whether people invest in stocks depends on what they think about stockholders. This is what a team led by Luca Henkel, a member of the ECONtribute Cluster of Excellence: Markets & Public Policy at the University of Bonn, found out. The study has been published as an ECONtribute Discussion Paper.

Schularick new President of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy

Moritz Schularick will become the new president of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) in June 2023. The Department of Economics thanks Mr. Schularick for his work in research and teaching over the past 10 years and wishes him much success in his new task.

Morality and political ideology

Moral universalism is defined as the extent to which people exhibit the same level of altruism and trust towards strangers as towards in-group members. Universalism focuses on how a person’s altruism or trust changes based on the distance between them and the group they are interacting with, rather than one individual’s overall level of altruism or trust. Therefore, a universalist places less emphasis on group- or place-based identities than communitarians do.

New associate professor: Zainab Iftikhar

Zainab Iftikhar is new Associate Professor of Macroeconomics at the Department of Economics and ECONtribute.

Rule changes: Economics library

New opening hours, new rules, hourly booking of workrooms.

Group Study Rooms

As of now, the two study rooms on the 1st floor of the Juridicum can again be used by groups of up to 4 (room 0.013) or 6 (room 0.014) persons.

BGSE application period starts January 6, 2023

The Bonn Graduate School of Economics invites qualified students to apply for admission of the combined MSc/PhD program. Interested students with a bachelor's or master's degree in economics or related disciplines are welcome to hand in their documents until March 31, 2023.

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