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Activities and Events

2020

13th RGS Doctoral Conference

TU Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany 
Febraruy 18–19, 2020 

Submission deadline: December 10th, 2019

Conference website

2019

Mini-Lecture "Bayesian Estimation using R"

RGS Econ, Essen
September 25–27, 2019

Instructor: Jan Prüser

Registration: via 

Syllabus

Mini-Lecture Spatial Econometrics

RGS Econ, Essen
September 23–24, 2019

Instructor: Kelley Pace (LSU)

Registration: via 

Syllabus

15th Ruhr Graduate Summer School

University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen
September 9–13, 2019

Instructors:

Christoph Böhringer
Volker Clausen

Program

Summer School "Theorie und Praxis ökonomischer Politikberatung"

- in German -
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Sep 5-6, 2019
Application deadline: April 30th, 2019
Call for applicatons and further information

    Summer School on Complexity Economics, Behavioral Economics and Data Science

    Ruhr-Universität Bochum
    Sep 2-4, 2019
    Application deadline: April 30th, 2019
    Call for applicatons and further information

      RGS Jamboree

      RGS Econ & RWI
      July 15, 2019.

      RGS Mini-Lecture "Power Analysis"

      RWI Essen
      June 18-19, 2019: details tba
      Nathan Fiala (UConn)

      RWI (Werk 2), 9:00-12:00. Please register until June 13th via mail at helge.braun@rgs-econ.de 

      Syllabus

        RGS Mini-Lecture "Model-Based Estimation"

        RWI Essen
        May 21-23, 2019
        Chris Flinn (NYU)

        The Mini-Lecture covers estimation techniques used in Labor Economics, including search and minimum wages, the economics of the household and structural microeconometrics. Syllabus

        Please register with helge.braun (at) rgs.econ.de until May 6TH, indicating whether whether you are intending to take the course for credit (as indicated in the syllabus)

        A detailed schedule will follow soon.

          RGS Mini-Lecture "Tba"

          RWI Essen
          May 15-17, 2019: details tba
          Mushfiq Mobarak (Yale)

          15.05. in Werk 2 between 13-17h
          16.05. in E-Werk between 9h-13h
          17.05. in Werk 4 between 9h-18h

            Academic Writing Workshop

            RWI Essen
            May 9-10, 2019:
            Natalie Reid

            author of the book "Getting Published in International Journals: Writing Strategies for European Social Scientists" will be giving the course. Mrs. Reid has specialized in academic writing, journal analysis, technical writing. She currently lectures at the University of California, Berkeley for its Visiting Scholar and Postdoc Affairs Program.

            If you are interested in bindingly participating in the workshop, please let us know via Email ( ) latest on March 29th.

            The preliminary schedule for the course is 09:00-17:30.

            Program

              RGS meets German Council of Economic Experts

              RGS Econ
              March 29, 2019: 11:00-15:00
              Bodo Aretz & Wolf Reuter

              Writing a Paper in Economics

              RWI Essen
              March 25, 2019: 11:00-13:00
              Thomas K. Bauer

                12th RGS Doctoral Conference in Economics

                Ruhr-University Bochum
                Veranstaltungszentrum
                Universitätsstraße 150
                44801 Bochum, Germany

                February 19-20, 2019

                Submission deadline: December 10th, 2018

                More information:

                Conference website

                2018

                RGS Mini-Lecture "Gender in the Labor Market"

                RWI Essen
                December 12-14, 2018: 9:00-12:00 and 13:00-16:00
                Melanie Khamis, Wesleyan University

                Office Consultations: Friday,  16:00-17:00 pm
                All participants are requested to present up to 3 papers in 15 minute in-class presentations. Please check the syllabus and enter your preferences in this doodle by selecting at least three papers (The full bibliographical information can be found in the syllabus). We will announce the allocation on November 17th. For-credit assessment additionally involves a referee report or a short literature review.

                Registration deadline: November 15th

                  More Information (pdf)

                  RGS Seminar "Career considerations"

                  RWI Essen
                  December 10 2018, 11:00-12:00
                  Melanie Khamis, Wesleyan University
                  Seminar for doctoral students on career considerations (job market, research strategy, networking…)

                  Registration: no

                  RGS Mini-Lecture "Topics in Applied Econometrics"

                  RWI Essen
                  December 05-07, 2018: 9:00-10:30, 11:00-12:30, 14:00-15:30, 16:00-17:00
                  Thomas Cornelissen, University of York

                  Office Consultations: Friday,  16:00-17:00 pm
                  Assessment is in the form of a 30 minute presentation (inclusive 5 minutes for discussion) of one of the papers found in the syllabus. Please indicate your preference for the paper to present in this doodle. (The full bibliographical information can be found in the syllabus). The allocation will be announced  on November 17th.

                  Registration deadline: November 15th

                    More Information (pdf)

                    PACE/RGS Soft-Skills Seminar "Scientific Presentations"

                    Hamm
                    November 9 2018, 10:00-17:00
                    Michaela Hornbostel
                    held in German
                    Registration: until October 15th via

                    PACE/RGS Soft-Skills Seminar "Voice Training"

                    Hamm
                    October 31 2018, 10:00-17:00
                    Reinhard Pede
                    Registration: until October 1st via

                    RGS Mini-Lecture "Programming with Julia"

                    RGS Econ
                    September 18-20, 2018.
                    Tileman Conring, TU Dortmund
                    Registration: until September 1st via

                    14th Ruhr Graduate Summer School

                    "Trade and Climate Policy Analysis with GAMS and MPSGE"
                    University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen
                    September 17-21, 2018

                    Instructors:

                    Christoph Böhringer
                    Volker Clausen

                      More Information (pdf)

                      RGS Mini-Lecture "Using Field Experiments in Applied Research"

                      RGS Econ
                      September 10-12, 2018.
                      Michael Price, University of Tennessee
                      Registration: until September 1st via

                      RGS Jamboree

                      RGS Econ & RWI
                      July 24, 2018.

                      RGS Mini-Lecture "Health Economics"

                      RGS Econ
                      July 09-11, 2018.
                      Nicolas Ziebarth, Cornell University
                      Registration: until July 1st via

                      RGS Mini-Lecture "The Economics of Migration Policies: Theory and Empirics"

                      RGS Econ
                      June 20-21, 2018.
                      Jesús Fernández-Huertas Moraga, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

                      PACE/RGS Soft-Skills Seminar "Presentations in English"

                      Hamm
                      April 26-27, 2018, 9:00-18:00
                      Marcin Cichocki
                      Registration: until March 29 via

                      RGS meets German Council of Economic Experts

                      RGS Econ
                      March 8 2018.
                      Bodo Aretz & Wolf Reuter

                      11th RGS Doctoral Conference in Economics

                      University of Duisburg-Essen (Campus Essen)
                      Glaspavillon (R12 S00 H12)
                      Universitätsstr. 12
                      45141 Essen

                      February 21-22, 2018

                      Submission deadline: December 10th, 2017

                      More information:

                      Conference website

                      2017

                      PACE/RGS Soft-Skills Seminar "Voice Training"

                      Hamm
                      November 16 2017, 10:00-17:00
                      Reinhard Pede
                      Registration: until October 19th via

                      PACE/RGS Soft-Skills Seminar "Presentations in English"

                      Hamm
                      October 26-27, 2017, 9:00-18:00
                      Marcin Cichocki
                      Registration: until October 4th via

                      RGS Mini-Lecture "Bayesian Estimation of DSGE Models"

                      RGS Econ
                      October 23-25, 2017.
                      Alexander Kriwoluzky, University of Halle
                      Registration: until September 30th via

                      RGS Jamboree

                      Glaspavillon, University Duisburg-Essen, Essen
                      October 14, 2017.

                      13th Ruhr Graduate Summer School

                      "Trade and Climate Policy Analysis with GAMS and MPSGE"
                      University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen
                      September 25- 29, 2017

                      Instructors:

                      Christoph Böhringer
                      Ed Balistreri
                      Volker Clausen

                        More Information (pdf)

                        PACE/RGS Soft-Skills Seminar "Kooperation und Konfrontation I & II" (in German)

                        Hamm
                        September 21(I) & 22(II) 2017.
                        (einzeln buchbar, 9:30-16:45)
                        Michaela Hornbostel
                        Registration: until August 30th via

                        RGS Mini-Lecture "Development Economics"

                        RGS Econ
                        July 19-21, 2017.
                        Lori Beaman, Northwestern University
                        Registration: closed

                        RGS Mini-Lecture "Experimental Methods for Program Evaluation"

                        RGS Econ
                        July 17-18, 2017.
                        Nathan Fiala, University of Connecticut
                        Registration: closed.

                        RGS Mini-Lecture "Mechanism Design"

                        RGS Econ
                        June 21-22 and June 29-30, 2017.
                        Benny Moldovanu, University of Bonn
                        Registration: closed

                        10th RGS Doctoral Conference in Economics

                        Rising to Europe's Challenges: The Economic Perspective

                        Technische Universität Dortmund
                        Internationales Begegnungszentrum
                        Emil-Figge-Str. 59
                        44227 Dortmund


                        March 1-2, 2017

                        More information:

                        Conference website

                        RGS meets German Council of Economic Experts

                        RGS Econ
                        January 23 2017.
                        Bodo Aretz & Wolf Reuter

                        2016

                        RGS Workshop "Regional and Urban Economics"

                        RGS Econ and RWI Essen

                        October 26th, 2016

                        RGS Mini-Lecture "Spatial Econometrics"

                        RGS Econ
                        October 23-25, 2016.
                        Prof. Dr. James P. Lasage

                        RGS / Stiftung Mercator / RWI Special Event "Migration and Integration"

                        Stiftung Mercator, Essen

                        October 5th, 2016

                        RGS/RWI Workshop on the Economics of Migration

                        Bildungshotel Bfz-Essen
                        Blücherstraße 1, 45141 Essen
                        September 23-24, 2016

                        More information:

                        Workshop website

                        12th Ruhr Graduate Summer School

                        "Trade and Climate Policy Analysis with GAMS and MPSGE"
                        University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen
                        September 19- 23, 2016

                        Instructors:

                          Christoph Böhringer
                          Ed Balistreri
                          Volker Clausen

                            RGS Mini-Lecture "Discrete Choice and Duration Models"

                            RGS Econ
                            Sept. 5-7, 2016.
                            Dr. Arne Uhlendorff

                            RGS Mini-Lecture "Fiscal policy and Economic Growth"

                            RGS Econ
                            May 23-26, 2016.
                            Prof. Gerhard Glomm

                            RGS Mini-Lecture "Heterogeneous Agent Models"

                            RGS Econ
                            April 28 and June 2, 2016.
                            Prof. Alexander Ludwig

                            RGS Mini-Lecture "Economics of Education"

                            RGS Econ
                            April 25-27, 2016.
                            Prof. David Jaeger

                            9th RGS Doctoral Conference in Economics

                            Universität Bochum
                            Veranstaltungszentrum
                            Universitätsstraße 150, 44801 Bochum
                            February 23-25, 2016

                            More information:

                            Conference website

                            RGS meets German Council of Economic Experts

                            RGS Econ

                            February 12th, 2016

                            2015

                            11th Ruhr Graduate Summer School

                            "Trade and Climate Policy Analysis with GAMS and MPSGE"
                            University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen
                            September 28- October 2, 2015

                            Instructors:

                              Christoph Böhringer
                              Ed Balistreri
                              Volker Clausen

                                8th RGS Doctoral Conference in Economics

                                Universität Duisburg-Essen
                                Glaspavillon, Universitätsstraße 2
                                45141 Essen
                                February 25-27, 2015

                                More information:

                                Conference website

                                RGS Mini-Lecture by Prof. Guinanne on Economic History

                                RWI, Essen
                                Instructor: Prof. Timothy Guinanne
                                February 19-20, 2015

                                More Information

                                2014

                                10th RGS Summer School

                                "Trade and Climate Policy Analysis with GAMS and MPSGE"
                                University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen
                                September 29- October 3, 2014

                                Instructors:

                                Christoph Böhringer
                                Ed Balistreri
                                Volker Clausen

                                RGS Mini-Lecture by Prof. Jaeger on Economics of Migration

                                RWI, Essen
                                Instructor: Prof. David Jaeger
                                April 22-24, 2014

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                                RGS Mini-Lecture by Prof. Fitzenberger on Quantile Regression

                                RWI, Essen
                                Instructor: Prof. Bernd Fitzenberger
                                April 2-4, 2014

                                More Information

                                7th RGS Doctoral Conference in Economics

                                Technische Universität Dortmund
                                Internationales Begegnungszentrum Emil-Figge-Str. 59
                                44227 Dortmund
                                February 26-28, 2014

                                More information:

                                Conference website

                                2013

                                9th RGS Summer School

                                "Trade and Climate Policy Analysis with GAMS and MPSGE"
                                University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen
                                August 5-9, 2013

                                Instructors:

                                Christoph Böhringer
                                Ed Balistreri
                                Volker Clausen

                                More Information (PDF)

                                4th RGS Jamboree

                                The 4th RGS Jamboree takes place on June 25th at the TU Dortmund. There will be 16 presentations from the RGS students and a social event in the evening.

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                                6th RGS Doctoral Conference in Economics

                                Ruhr University of Bochum
                                Veranstaltungszentrum

                                Universitätsstraße 150, 44801 Bochum
                                February 26-28, 2013

                                For more information:

                                Conference website

                                2012

                                Young Scientist Award 2012

                                The Research Schools of the German Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) are pleased to announce the International NRW Young Scientist Award 2012 for outstanding scientific publications resulting from doctoral research.

                                The Cologne Graduate School in Management, Economics and Social Sciences (CGS) and the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics (RGS Econ) participate by awarding a prize of € 1,500 in the categorie "Management and Economics" for an excellent publication in in all relevant fields of modern economics and management, covering theoretical and empirical methods in microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics, human resource management, marketing, energy economics and other related areas.

                                Awards 2012 PosterAwards 2012 Flyer

                                8. Ruhr Graduate Summer School in Economics

                                "Trade and Climate Policy Analysis with GAMS and MPSGE"
                                University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen
                                September 24 - 28, 2012

                                • Prof. Dr. Christoph Böhringer, University of Oldenburg, Germany
                                • Prof. Dr. Volker Clausen, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
                                Course Program (PDF)

                                5th RGS Doctoral Conference in Economics

                                University of Duisburg-Essen
                                Gerhard-Mercator-Haus

                                Lotharstraße 57, 47057 Duisburg
                                February 27-29, 2012

                                For more information:

                                2011

                                7. Ruhr Graduate Summer School in Economics

                                "Overlapping Regulation in Energy and Climate Policy with GAMS and MPSGE"
                                University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen
                                March 28- April 1, 2011

                                • Prof. Dr. Christoph Böhringer, University of Oldenburg, Germany
                                • Prof. Dr. Volker Clausen, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
                                More Information (PDF)

                                4th RGS Doctoral Conference in Economics

                                TU Dortmund University
                                Internationales Begegnungszentrum (IBZ)

                                Emil-Figge-Str. 59, 44227 Dortmund
                                February 21-23, 2011

                                For more information:

                                2005 - 2010

                                Young Scientist Award 2010

                                The Research Schools of the German Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) are pleased to announce the NRW Young Scientist Award 2010 for outstanding scientific publications resulting from doctoral research.

                                The International NRW Research School “Ruhr Graduate School in Economics (RGS Econ)” participates by awarding a prize of € 1,500 for an excellent publication in one of the following reasearch areas: Theoretical and applied Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Econometrics.

                                For application details please refer to www.young-scientist-award.de.

                                Application deadline: September 30, 2010.

                                Awards 2010 FlyerAwards 2010 Poster

                                6. Ruhr Graduate Summer School in Economics

                                "Energy and Climate Policy Modeling with GAMS and MPSGE"
                                University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen
                                March 15-19, 2010

                                Instructors:

                                • Prof. Dr. Christoph Böhringer, University of Oldenburg, Germany
                                • Prof. Dr. Volker Clausen, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
                                More Information (PDF)

                                3rd RGS Doctoral Conference in Economics

                                Ruhr University of Bochum, Veranstaltungszentrum
                                February 11-12, 2010

                                Keynote Speaker:

                                • Prof. Dr. Hans-Olaf Henkel, former President of the Federation of German Industries (BDI)

                                The public speech (in German) is titled "Aufwärts, aber wie - finden Politik und Gesellschaft einen dauerhaften Weg aus der Krise?"

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                                5. Ruhr Graduate Summer School in Economics

                                "Introduction to Computable General Equilibrium Modeling with GAMS and MPSGE"
                                University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen
                                March 23-27, 2009

                                Instructors:

                                • James R. Markusen, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
                                • Volker Clausen, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
                                More Information (PDF)

                                2nd RGS Doctoral Conference in Economics:

                                Europe in Transition - Demographic Change and Sustainable Development
                                University of Duisburg-Essen, Campus Essen (Germany)

                                September 18-19, 2008

                                Keynote Speaker:

                                • Prof. Dr. Klaus Töpfer, former Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), former Federal Minister of Environment, Member of the Board of Sustainable Development of the German Federal Government.
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                                4. Ruhr Graduate Summer School in Economics:

                                "Energy and Climate Policy Modeling with GAMS and MPSGE"
                                University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen
                                September 8-12, 2008

                                Instructors:

                                • Christoph Böhringer, University of Oldenburg, Germany
                                • Volker Clausen, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
                                More Information (PDF)

                                3. Ruhr Graduate Summer School in Economics:

                                "Introduction to Computable General Equilibrium Modeling with GAMS and MPSGE"
                                University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen

                                October 8-12, 2007

                                Instructors:

                                • David Tarr, The World Bank, Washington, DC, USA
                                • Sergey Paltsev, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
                                • Volker Clausen, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
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                                RGS Doctoral Conference in Economics

                                University of Dortmund
                                February 28, 2007

                                Keynote Speaker:

                                • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wiegard, German Council of Economic Experts, University of Regensburg.
                                Call for Papers (PDF)

                                2. Ruhr Graduate Summer School in Economics:

                                "Dynamic General Equilibrium Modeling with GAMS and MPS/GE"
                                University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen
                                March 20-24, 2006

                                Instructors:

                                • Thomas F. Rutherford, University of Colorado
                                • Laurent Cretegny, Ecoplan, Switzerland
                                • Volker Clausen, University of Duisburg-Essen
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                                1. Ruhr Graduate Summer School in Economics:

                                "Introduction to Computable General Equilibrium Modeling with GAMS and MPS/GE"
                                University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen
                                July, 25-29, 2005

                                Instructors:

                                • Professor James R. Markusen, University of Colorado
                                • Jesper Jensen, Copenhagen Economics Professor
                                • Volker Clausen, University of Duisburg-Essen

                                1. Symposium of the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics:

                                "Confronting Demographic Change: Economic Impacts and Policy Challenges"
                                Philharmonie Essen Saalbau
                                December, 2, 2005, 2.30 pm.

                                Speakers:

                                • Prof. Dr. Axel Börsch-Supan, Director of the Mannheim Research Institute for the Economics of Aging, University of Mannheim
                                • Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dirk Henke, Professor in Finance and Health Economics, University of Technology, Berlin
                                • Prof. Dr. Georg Milbradt, Prime Minister of the Free State of Saxony
                                Program (PDF)Registration flyer (PDF)

                                Contact

                                Helge Braun, PhD
                                Managing Director
                                Ruhr Graduate School in Economics
                                RWI - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research
                                Hohenzollernstraße 1-3
                                45128 Essen
                                Germany


                                Tel.: +49 (0)201 8149 512
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