1,400 economists from all over the world expected to attend the EEA-ESEM congress in Cologne

  • Universität zu Köln EEA-ESEM © Axel Schulten
    © Axel Schulten

The University of Cologne will be hosting the annual congress of the European Economic Association and the Econometric Society (ES) in August. The congress is the largest event of its kind in Europe and one of the most important conferences for economics in the world. From 27–31 August Cologne will be a meeting place for more than 1,400 participants from relevant universities and research institutes.

Professor Felix Bierbrauer, the spokesperson of the economists at the University of Cologne, is delighted to hold the congress this year on the university’s campus. “We are looking forward to the EEA-ESEM congress, which will bring together international researchers in Cologne,” he says. “We see this as further confirmation that we have to establish the Cologne/Bonn area as an outstanding research location for economics. An important step in this endeavour was the founding of the Reinhard Selten Institute last year, which we created in cooperation with the economists from the university in Bonn. This institute will also be a focus of the congress during the lunch session about ‘New Challenges, New Tools and New Objectives for Market Design and Public Policy’. It thus reflects the topic of the excellence cluster that the universities of Cologne and Bonn are planning to set up.”

In our interview with Dr. Patrick Honecker, the Director of Communications and Marketing of the University of Cologne, you will find out why communication at the interface between science and business is so important and learn more about the flagship institute of the Rhenish science landscape: Germany’s largest university, the “University of Excellence” in Cologne.

You can find additional information about the EEA-ESEM congress here.