From Risk-Taking by Banks to the Brain Drain
Meeting of the EDEEM international doctoral programme atBielefeld University / Award of first degrees
Around 30 doctoral students of the international EDEEM (“European Doctorate in Economics – Erasmus Mundus”) doctoral programme are coming together at Bielefeld University from Wednesday to Friday (9-11 July). At their Summer Meeting, the economists will be presenting the latest results of their research. The topics of the presentations range from risk-taking by banks to discrimination on the job market, and to the costs incurred by companies as a result of the brain drain, i.e. the resignation of talented employees. EDEEM is a doctoral programme in economics involving seven European universities. The programme is coordinated by Bielefeld University with Professor Dr Herbert Dawid as EDEEM coordinator.
Game theory, banking and finance, poverty and discrimination as well as energy and the housing market form the main subject areas of the presentations.
On Friday, the first EDEEM graduates will receive their degrees. Afterwards there will be a celebratory reception. The Summer Meeting agenda also includes a job market training session designed to prepare graduates of the programme for the next steps in their career. The coordinators from the seven partner universities will also be meeting to discuss the further development of the programme.
Bielefeld University has been coordinating EDEEM since March 2014. The programme is financed by the Erasmus Mundus initiative of the European Union. In addition to Bielefeld University, universities in the Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal, France and Italy are part of the EDEEM network. All EDEEM doctoral candidates study for three years, attending at least two of the partner universities, and then receive a joint doctoral degree.
Members of the media are invited to report on the event.
Dr Ulrike Haake, Bielefeld University
Faculty of Business Administration and Economics
Phone: +49 (0)521 1064865