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Research Institutions

C-SEB: Excellence Center for Social and Economic Behavior

The Center for Social and Economic Behavior (C-SEB) at the University of Cologne brings together Cologne-based researchers from economics, management science, and psychology. Together with internationally renowned scientists from Europe and the USA they investigate the fundamental principles and behavioral mechanisms that affect social and economic behavior.

More information on C-SEB available here.

Cologne Graduate School

The Cologne Graduate School in Management, Economics and Social Sciences (CGS) constitutes the integrated doctoral program of the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Cologne. Initiated in 2008, it has been established itself as one of the few graduate schools worldwide which is characterized by a high degree of interdisciplinary research across the boundaries of Management, Economics and Social Sciences.

The three challenging doctoral programs in Management, Economics and Social Sciences are full-time between three to five years. They provide rigorous doctoral training in empirical and quantitative methods as well as their application to business, public policy or societal problems. We are offering a friendly, supportive and stimulating research environment featuring internationally renowned faculty members and full funding for everyone who is admitted to the program. Taking part in one of the doctoral programs at the CGS prepares students for academic positions at leading universities and research institutions around the world.

More information on CGS available here.

ECONtribute - Reinhard Selten Institute

ECONtribute: Markets & Public Policy, a joint initiative of the Universities of Bonn and Cologne, is funded as a Cluster of Excellence in the German Excellence Strategy. The goal is to explore markets in the area of conflict between economics, political science and society ("public policy"). Under the roof of the Reinhard Selten Institute, the ECONtribute cluster aims to tackle new market challenges. The goal of the Cluster is to do research on markets and advance a new paradigm for the analysis of market failures that goes beyond traditional approaches and takes current political, social and technological challenges into account.

Overall societal concerns such as fairness, social mobility and the shouldering of social responsibility are to be taken into account when shaping markets. These objectives should be systematically integrated into the analysis of incentives, market mechanisms and policy-making processes.

More information on ECONtribute available here.

Reinhard Selten Institute

The Reinhard Selten Institut (RSI) is a joint research institute of the University of Cologne and the University of Bonn. It promotes independent thinking, excellent research and innovative methodological approaches in economics and neighboring disciplines.

More information on the RSI available here.