Universität Bonn

Department of Economics

Seminars & Workshops

Micro Theory Seminar &  BGSE Workshop

Rooms and dates for the summer term 2022

  • BGSE Workshop: room 0.017 at 12 p.m.
  • Micro Theory Seminar: faculty room at 4.30 p.m.

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Micro Theory Seminar

The seminar usually takes place on Wednesday, 16:30-18:00, in the faculty room, Adenauerallee 24-42, 53113 Bonn.

Please find below the guests and dates for upcoming seminars:

Upcoming talks

  • Theo Durandard (Northwestern) 30.01.2023

    I study how organizations assign tasks to identify the best candidate to promote among a pool of workers. When only non-routine tasks are informative about a worker’s potential and non-routine tasks are scarce, the organization’s preferred promotion system is an index contest. Each worker is assigned a number that depends only on his own potential. The principal delegates the non-routine task to the worker whose current index is the highest and promotes the first worker whose type exceeds a threshold. Each worker’s threshold depends only on his own type. In this environment, task allocation and workers’ motivation interact through the organization’s promotion decisions. The organization designs the workers’ careers to both screen and develop talent. So competition is mediated by the allocation of tasks: who gets the opportunity to prove themselves is a determinant factor in promotions. [...]

BGSE Workshop

The seminar usually takes place on Wednesday, 12:00-13:00, in room 0.017, Adenauerallee 24-42, 53113 Bonn.

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