Distinguished Lecture by Prof. James R. Markusen, PhD, University of Colorado at Boulder

Two hundred years ago, in 1817, the University of Tübingen founded what later became the School of Business and Economics. In the same year, David Ricardo published his influential book "On the Principles of Political Economy and Taxation", in which he developed the concept of comparative advantage. To celebrate both events, the School of Business and Economics at the University of Tuebingen would like to invite you to a distinguished lecture by
Prof. James R. Markusen, PhD
University of Colorado at Boulder
"The Skilled-Labor Wage Premium and Falling Middle-Class Fortunes: Trade, Technology, or Demand?"
Tuesday, 17 October, 2017, 6:15 p.m.
Großer Senat, Neue Aula, Geschwister-Scholl-Platz, Tuebingen

Refreshments will be served after the lecture.

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Bundesbank-IAW Lecture on European Economic Integration: The Euro and the Battle of Ideas

The Deutsche Bundesbank and the Institute for Applied Economic Research (IAW) invite to the Bundesbank-IAW Lecture on European Economic Integration, held by Professor Dr. Markus K. Brunnermeier of Princeton University.

Markus K. Brunnermeier is the Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Economics and director of the Bendheim Center for Finance at Princeton University. He is a Sloan Research Fellow, a Fellow of the Econometric Society, and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), the Centre of Economic Policy Research (CEPR), and the Center of Economic Studies (CESifo).

Markus Brunnermeier’s recent book, coauthored by Harold James and Jean-Pierre Landau and entitled “The Euro and the Battle of Ideas” (Princeton University Press, 2016), has been widely acclaimed as a novel approach to understanding the flaws of the Euro System.

The lecture takes place on Tuesday, July 4th, 2017, 6 p.m. – 7.30 p.m at Alte Aula, Münzgasse 30, Tübingen. If you wish to join, please contact the IAW by June 30th, 2017 at the latest. Read more in the invitation text

11/04/2017 Advanced Course in International Migration by Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Oded Stark

From July 10 to 21, 2017, Professor Oded Stark will hold a Master's course entitled "Advanced Perspectives in the Analytics and Policy Design of International Migration". Oded Stark is a world-leading expert on international migration and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Tübingen. This is the 8th time he teaches this popular course to Tübingen students. In the previous years the course has found unusual acclaim by our students. We have repeatedly had "best course ever" comments in student evaluations. The course has received the Teaching Award of our Fachschaft in 2011.
For more details on the course, please see our teaching pages.

17/01/2017 Doctoral Positions by the International Graduate Program "Evidence-Based Economics"

Funded by the Elitenetzwerk Bayern, the International Graduate Program "Evidence-Based Economics" offers 10 fully funded Doctoral positions starting in October 2017. Read more

17/01/2017 Doctoral Scholarships and Doctoral Positions at MGSE

The Department of Economics at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München offers various Doctoral scholarships and Doctoral positions as research or teaching assistants. Successful candidates will pursue their Ph.D. studies at the Munich Graduate School of Economics (MGSE). Read more

17/12/2016 Award for Excellence to Professor Oded Stark

In December 2016, Oded Stark received from the East Asian Economic Review an Award for Excellence for his paper “Comparing the Global and Merged with the Local and Separate: On a Downside to the Integration of Regions and Nations” (Vol. 19, no. 4, pp. 325-355). The paper can be downloaded from
The paper was originally issued as University of Tübingen Working Papers in Economics and Finance, Paper Number 89. According to the Award Selection Committee:
“The paper constructed a simple but original model that explains the negative aspects of globalization on the grounds that the social stress of an integrated population can be higher than the sum of the levels of social stress of the constituent populations when apart. The paper contributes not only to academics but also to policy makers that pursue regional integration in various forms.”
The award includes an honorarium of KRW 5,000,000.
To Professor Stark: our warmest congratulations!