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September 25, 2016

Ab 1.10.2016 bin ich Juniorprofessor an der Technischen Universität Clausthal, siehe dazu auch die Pressemitteilung der TU Clausthal.

ETH Controversies Workshop

February 29, 2016

I will participate in the ETH Workshop  “Controversies in Game Theory III: Game Theory and John F. Nash”. The programme with all speakers and topics can be found here.

Karl Popper

December 5, 2015

Dabei bleibt die Absicht dieser Theologisierung des Weltgeschehens nicht verborgen: Es geht darum, menschliche Verantwortung abzuschieben und auf andere, sei es auf „die“ Geschichte, einen hinter ihr stehenden Sinn oder einen noch weiter dahinter stehenden Gott.

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Gießener Team gewinnt Postbank Finance Award

July 3, 2015

Das Team der Professur für monetäre Ökonomik, Prof. Dr. Peter Tillmann, gewinnt den 1. Platz beim Postbank Finance Award. Herzlichen Glückwunsch!

Voting and Self-Image

December 4, 2013

People vote because voting is what they should do and they don’t want to lie if asked whether they did vote. This is found in a field experiment by Stefano DellaVigna et al. (paper, short interview).

Letting people know that others might ask them, is an obvious implication of our study, and it turns out that the Obama campaign did just that, too, as part of their turnout experiments. They let Democratic voters know that they would be asked whether they voted, and so this tight-knit community where there is some informal monitoring does seem to be one of the ways that keeps up voting. Now you may ask, “Is this a good or a bad thing, potentially inflicting shame and guilt on those that don’t vote?”, and that’s part of what we point to. That’s part of how we get voting to be high enough, which is generally a desirable objective.

Economics Research Seminar (Giessen)

November 21, 2013

This is the program for the economics research seminar at the University of Giessen, which is organized by Dr. Johannes Paha and myself.

Date Speaker Title Room
Oct. 28, 2013 Prof. Lutz Kilian, PhD (Univ. of Michigan) Quantifying the Role of Speculation in Oil Markets HS 24a
Dec. 4, 2013 Florian Hoos, PhD (HEC Paris) Can They Serve Different Masters? R 601
Dec. 11, 2013 Dr. Benjamin Weigert (German Council of Economic Experts) Vorstellung des Jahresgutachtens des Sachverständigenrats HS 3
Jan., 15, 2014 Prof. Dr. Oliver Hülsewig (University of Applied Sciences Munich) Smells like fiscal policy? Evaluating the potential effectiveness of the ECB’s OMT program R 601
Feb., 5, 2014 Prof. Dr. Sebastian Kranz (Ulm University) Predatory Short-Sales and Bailouts R 601

All talks start at 6 pm.

Frank Hahn

February 22, 2013

Last month, Frank Hahn (1925-2013), one of the fathers of general equilibrium theory, has passed away.

In 1991 he wrote about the next 100 years of economic theory:

I am pretty certain that the following prediction will prove correct: theorising of the ‘pure’ sort will become both less enjoyable and less possible.

The full article, in which he argues that economics will become a ‘softer’ subject, is definitely worth reading.
Also, there is a tribute written by Geoff Harcourt (pdf).

Nobel Price goes to Roth & Shapley

October 16, 2012

As someone working in game theory I was delighted to hear that Alvin Roth and Lloyd Shapley were awared rthe 2012 Nobel Price in economics. Here is a nice piece on Roth’s work on dwarf-tossing and wife-carrying.
Veronika Grimm explains Shapley’s and Roth’s work on matching and its practical relevance for a broad audience here (in German).

How to survive peer review

September 3, 2012

Here is a very good description on how to surive the peer review process.

Journal of Economic Perspectives

August 23, 2012

The Journal of Economic Perspectives JEP celebrates its 25th birthday. Access to all issues is now free.