5th Bundesbank-IAW Lecture „Brexit and the Future of the European Project”

Monday, June 4th, 2018, 6 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. at Alte Aula, Münzgasse 30, Tübingen

The Deutsche Bundesbank and the Institute for Applied Economic Research (IAW) invite to the Bundesbank-IAW Lecture on European Economic Integration, held by Professor Peter Neary.

Peter Neary is Professor of Economics at the University of Oxford and a Professorial Fellow of Merton College Oxford. He has held full-time positions at Trinity College Dublin and at University College Dublin where he was Professor of Political Economy from 1980 to 2006. He is currently President of the Royal Economic Society. Read more in the invitation text.

Advanced Course in International Migration by Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Oded Stark

From July 9 to 20, 2018, Professor Oded Stark will hold a Master's course entitled "Advanced Perspectives in the Analytics and Policy Design of International Migration". Other advanced students or faculty members who are interested in the topic are also invited to participate. Oded Stark is a world-leading expert on international migration and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Tübingen. This is the 9th 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.

New Research Assistant Position

The Chair in International Economics (Prof. Kohler) is searching for a Research Assistant with a workload of approximately 20-30 hours/month, starting in the summer term of 2018. We offer the opportunity to participate in an exciting new research project on multinational firms and global value chains using the Orbis database. Application deadline: April 19, 2018. Read more

Job offer

The German Council of Economic Experts (Sachverständigenrat) is searching for an economist. Please see the job description for further information.


New book by Wilhelm Kohler and Erdal Yalcin (eds.)

Developments in Global Sourcing

From CESifo Seminar Series

Edited by Wilhelm Kohler and Erdal Yalcin

MIT Press 2018



Recent decades have seen a fragmentation of production processes across borders, as firms find it increasingly profitable to organize production on a global scale. This fragmentation occurs across national borders as well as across firm boundaries; companies must decide not only the location of production but also how much control to exert over the different production stages. Economists have responded to this shift by developing new models of global sourcing, generating important insights into the driving forces and economic effects of this new form of globalization. Many questions, however, remain unanswered. This book tries to fill this gap. Read more

Pol Antràs, Sasan Bakhtiari, Sebastian Benz, Giuseppe Berlingieri, Johannes Boehm, Jeronimo Carballo, Huiya Chen, Alejandro Cuñat, Fabrice Defever, Swati Dhingra, Harald Fadinger, Ana P. Fernandes, Christian Fischer, Wilhelm Kohler, Bohdan Kukharskyy, Luca Marcolin, Antonio Minniti, John Morrow, Alireza Naghavi, Han (Steffan) Qi, Jens Suedekum, Deborah L. Swenson, Edwin L.-C. Lai, Anders Rosenstand Laugesen, Ngo Van Long, Heiwai Tang, Erdal Yalcin.


New Bachelor Course (summer 2018): E320B Economics in Action

This course is intended for 4th semester Bachelor students in Economics and Business Administration, International Business Administration, and International Economics. The lecture takes place on Tuesdays, from 4pm to 7pm, starting on April 17, 2018. The course is not eligible for Master students. More information

Dialogseminar "Möglichkeiten und Grenzen der Geldpolitik"

Die Aktionsgemeinschaft Soziale Marktwirtschaft (ASM) organisiert für das WS 2017/18 ein Dialogseminar mit dem Thema "Möglichkeiten und Grenzen der Geldpolitik" (Q716) für Studenten der Wirtschaftswissenschaften ab dem 3. Semester. Dort werden die aktuellen Probleme der Geldpolitik mit Referenten aus Wissenschaft, Politik und Vertretern der Bundesbank und der EZB diskutiert. Das Seminar wird in Kooperation mit den Universitäten Bayreuth, Leipzig und Siegen und mit freundlicher Unterstützung der Hanns Martin Schleyer-Stiftung veranstaltet. Aus jeder Universität können 10-12 Studenten teilnehmen. Es findet vom 20. - 21. April 2018 im Bundesbanktagungszentrum in Eltville als Blockseminar statt. Zusätzlich wird eine 15-seitige Hausarbeit erwartet. Die Anmeldefrist läuft bis zum 09. Februar 2018. Hier finden Sie das aktuelle Programm und einen Flyer, der die wichtigsten Informationen beinhaltet.

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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Please be sure to register by returning this form via mail or fax, or via e-mail to secretary-v2[at]

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