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The application to the Berlin Doctoral Program for Economics and Management Science is done online. The application portal is now open until March 20th 2018. Successful applicants are notfied in May 2018.

The International Research Training Group (IRTG) 1792 “High Dimensional Nonstationary Time Series” offers its flagship PhD program to aspiring candidates from the fields of statistics, mathematics and economics.

With its participating faculty, the IRTG comprises all major academic institutions of mathematical statistics and economics in Berlin and Xiamen: Xiamen University, Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics (WISE), Free University of Berlin, Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics (WIAS) with the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin as the hosting university. The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation) provides the funding for our research and our PhD students in the framework of its Training Groups.

The IRTG's doctoral program is based on the unifying research theme "High Dimensional Nonstationary Time Series", and its focus is on identifying low dimensional factors that help to forecast and understand dynamic aspects of possibly non stationary economic data in high dimension. The doctoral program combines demanding course work and a particularly early start of individual research. The course and research program are held entirely in English. The IRTG works in close cooperation with the Berlin Doctoral Program in Economics and Management Science (BDPEMS) and the Research Training Group 1659 (RTG1659). If you have any questions about the program, please contact the coordinator.

The IRTG 1792 now accepts PhD applications from the 15th of January to the 28th of February 2018. Find out more about our call for applicants and the application process.

Online application form can be found here (Select IRTG 1792 program in the application process after registration)

Die Nobelpreisvorlesung 2017 findet am 12.12.2017 um 18:00 in der Heilig-Geist-Kapelle der Wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Humboldt-Universität in der Spandauer Str.1 statt. Prof. Dr. Dirk Engelmann (HU) stellt das Werk des Nobelpreisträgers 2017, Richard H. Thaler vor und diskutiert anschließend mit Gästen.

BDPEMS students Hannah Liepmann (HU), Juliane Hennecke (FU) and Wolfgang Stojetz (HU) have been invited to participate in the 6th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences, after they passed a multi-step application process. Altogether, about 360 international young economists have been invited to the Lindau Meeting, which will take place from August 22 to 26.

19 Nobel Laureates in Economics have confirmed their participation, including the recent laureates Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmström (2016), Jean Tirole (2014), Lars Peter Hansen (2013), Christopher A. Sims (2011), Peter Diamond and Christopher Pissarides (2010). The Lindau Meetings foster the exchange among scientists of different generations, cultures, and disciplines. The Lindau Meetings cooperate with a continuously expanding network of international research institutions which commit themselves to connecting and promoting aspiring young scientists.

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Two BDPEMS students - Jonas von Wangenheim and Philipp Dimakopoulos - were selected in the "rising star" sessions at the EARIE conference:

Dynamic Pricing under Capacity-constrained Competition with a Deadline by Philipp Dimakopoulos; Humboldt University Berlin

presented by: Philipp Dimakopoulos, Humboldt University Berlin; Discussant: Alessandro Bonatti, Massachusetts Institute of Techology

English versus Vickrey auction with loss averse bidders by Jonas von Wangenheim; Humboldt Universität Berlin

presented by: Jonas von Wangenheim, Humboldt Universität Berlin; Discussant: Ran Spiegler, Tel Aviv University and University College London


Here more info on EARIE rising stars: 

In the recent Handelsblatt Ranking, for instance, the economics department of HU Berlin ranks first in Germany on the basis of research output pro professor. Moreover, by only adding the research output of the FU and HU, Berlin is at the very top of the list, beating Munich and Bonn (even with the same numbers in total faculty members!)