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organized by: Felix Bierbrauer, Johannes Münster, Susanne Prantl

The theme of the seminar is research in all areas of economics, with an emphasis on public economics, industrial economics, economics of innovation, applied microeconometrics.

We invite presentations of work in progress and early stage projects, in addition to presentations of completed projects. Presentations by and attendance from doctoral students and PostDocs are highly welcome. Seminar speakers should plan for a talk of maximally one hour including general discussion. Seminar participants are invited to continue research discussions in smaller groups right after the talk and are welcome to bring their lunch.

The seminar meets on Mondays and starts at 2:00 pm in Room 7.10, Wiso-Hochhaus, Albertus-Magnus-Platz, 50923 Köln.

If you are interested in presenting your work in our seminar, please send an email to Felix Bierbrauer: bierbrauer(at)wiso.uni-koeln.de with CC berthold(at)wiso.uni-koeln.de

If you wish to be informed about upcoming talks, please send and email to berthold(at)wiso.uni-koeln.de, and we will add you to our Mailing list.


  • current seminar (summer 2014)



  • previous seminar (winter 2013/14)
21.10.13Tomaso Duso, DIW BerlinEx-Post Merger Evaluation in the UK Retail Market for Books
28.10.13Eric SommerShifting Taxes from Labor to Consumption: Efficient, but Regressive?
04.11.13No Seminarpostponed to 08.01.14
11.11.13Yanping Liu, Uni MannheimCapital Adjustment Costs: Implications for Domestic and Export Sales Dynamics


13:30 - 14:30


Frank Rosar, Uni BonnOptimal procurement and outsourcing of production in small industries
25.11.13Johannes MünsterQuantity restrictions on advertising and commercial media bias in free-to-air television
02.12.13Christoph WiggerAlternative Estimation Methods for Spatial Regression Models
09.12.13Dominik Grafenhofer, MPI BonnGiving advice with endogenous Information acquisition


13:30 - 14:30


Uwe Dulleck, Queensland University of TechnologyPublic Statements About Inteded Behaviour: An Experimental Investigation


16:00 - 17:00


Désirée RückertVery robust mechanism design
13.01.14Alia Gizatulina, MPI BonnBetting on Others' Bets, Generalized Crémer-Mclean Mechanism
20.01.14Max Löffler, IZA BonnProperty Taxes and Rental Housing
13:30 - 14:30
Niklas HütherPaying for Performance in Private Equity
03.02.14Nilsen Oivind

Upstream Merger in a Successive Oligopoly: Who Pays the Price


10.02.14Hendrik BeilerEntrepreneurial Entry and Deregulation