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Alfred-Weber-Institute

The Alfred-Weber-Institute houses the University of Heidelberg Economics Department. The department is part of the Faculty of Economics & Social Sciences, which also includes the departments of Political Science and Sociology.

News April

New Assistant Professorship in Environmental Economics

We welcome Anca Balietti as an assistant professor in environmental economics at the Alfred-Weber-Institute. Anca joins the AWI from Harvard University, where she was a Post-Doc at the Evidence for Policy Design lab. You can find information on Anca’s research, which lies at the intersection of environmental and development economics, here.

 

News March

MINE: Mapping the Interplay between Nature and Economy

Malte Faber and Marc Frick have launched the "MINE: Mapping the Interplay between Nature and Economy" website that can be accessed here.  The project focusses on concepts as time, evolution, thermodynamics, joint production, responsibility, sustainability and justice, drawing an interactive map between nature and the economy. The MINE website enables visitors to approach the content from their own starting point and follow their own path to discovery. Each concept starts with the historical background and moves on through theory and practice.

 

News February

Funding for research on macroeconomic expectations

AWI Researchers were successful in obtaining grants from the German Science Foundation in the framework of the Priority Program Experience & Expectation: Historical Foundations of Economic Behaviour.  Zeno Enders will work on the project "Determinants and effects of business expectations in Germany after 1980" (jointly with Gernot Müller of the University of Tübingen). Christian Conrad, Jonas Dovern, and Fabian Krüger will jointly work on the project "Heterogeneity in macroeconomic expectations: the role of individual historical experiences, local conditions, and socio-economic characteristics."

 

Jonas Dovern accepted full professorship in Erlangen-Nürnberg

Jonas Dovern will take over the Chair for Statistics and Econometrics at Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) as of April 1, 2019. Jonas has been an assistant professor in macroeconomics at Heidelberg since 2014. More information about his research, centered around questions of macroeconomic forecasting and beliefs, can be found here.   

 

 

News December

Workshop on the Macroeconomics of International Financial Markets

Together with researchers of the University of Tübingen and University of Hohenheim, Zeno Enders organized a workshop on International Financial Markets on December 7 & 8, 2018. Detailed information on the workshop and access to the papers presented at the workshop is available here.

 

News November

Dissertation Fellowship of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation

Matthias Quinckhardt of the Chair for Labor Economics has been awarded a dissertation fellowship by the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes). The foundation will support Matthias’ doctoral research into the political economy of regional policies. Information on Matthias’ research can be found here.

 

News October

Committee on Compliance in Norwegian Fisheries

Florian Diekert has been appointed a member of the expert committee of the Norwegian government studying compliance in Norwegian fisheries. The committee gives recommendations on how to improve the efficacy and efficiency of monitoring efforts, in particular in light of the opportunities and challenges that new technologies bring. More information is available here.

 

Weatherall Fellowship at Queens University in Canada

Jürgen Eichberger was awarded a Weatherall Fellowship at Queens University in Canada. In the context of his fellowship, he presented the study “Decision Theory with a State of Mind Represented by an Element of a Hilbert Space: The Ellsberg Paradox,“ and gave a mini-course on game theory with strategic ambiguity for graduate students and research staff. More information is available here.

 

News September

Professorship in Environmental, Climate and Development Economics

Andreas Fuchs was appointed Professor for Environmental, Climate and Development Economics at the Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg jointly with the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW). He was a post-doc at the AWI from 2013 to 2018. More information on Andreas’ research and on the activities in the context of his new position can be found here.

 

News July

ICAP Best Paper Award

Karlijn van den Broek received the best paper award of the International Conference on Applied Psychology and Human Behavior for her work on the MultiTip project, a collaboration between environmental economists, psychologists and mathematicians. The paper proposes a stakeholder engagement framework to develop sustainable-behavior research, illustrated through a case study of stakeholder engagement at Lake Victoria, East Africa. More information on the conference can be found here, information on Karlijn’s work can be found here.

 

News June

International Conferences on Finance and Risk Hosted by the AWI

The AWI hosts two international conferences dealing with financial decision making in the presence of uncertainty in June 2018. The Risk, Uncertainty and Decision (RUD) conference takes place from June 14 to June 16. The conference focusses on theoretical analyses of uncertainty. Detailed information is available here.  The Experimental Finance 2018 (EF2018) conference is held from June 20 to June 22. The conference focusses on experimental studies of asset markets and investments decisions. Detailed information is available here.

 

News May

International Ranking of Economics Departments

The 2018 Tilburg University Economics Schools Research Ranking puts the Alfred-Weber-Institute on rank 135 worldwide. The ranking is based on publications in the most prestigious international economics journals in the period 2013 through 2017, and does not discount for department size. Among the 70 ranked German universities, the Alfred-Weber-Institute is ranked 6th. More information on the ranking can be found here.

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