Ph.D. Programme Quantitative Economics

Winter term 2019/20

28.10.2019: Welcome Reception

Oct 28, 2019 from 04:00 PM to 07:00 PM

IfW, Lecture Hall


Speaker: Prof. Gabriel Felbermayr, Ph.D., President of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy

Host: Doctoral Programme Quantitative Economics


25.11.2019: Heiko Karle (Frankfurt School of Finance & Management)

Nov 25, 2019 from 04:15 PM to 05:30 PM

WSP1 R401

Title: Student Performance and Loss Aversion

Host: Prof. Sebastian Köhne

Paper to be found here: Working Paper


09.12.2019: Farid Toubal (ENS Cachan)

Dec 09, 2019 from 04:15 PM to 05:30 PM

IfW, Lecture Hall

Host: Prof. Gabriel Felbermayr

13.01.2020: Dan Phaneuf (University of Wisconsin)

Jan 20, 2020 from 04:15 PM to 05:30 PM

WSP1 R401

Host: Prof. Till Requate

Title: Using urban migration flows for non-market valuation


27.01.2020: 2nd ESS Speed Seminar

Jan 27, 2020 from 04:15 PM to 05:30 PM

WSP1 R401

Welcome to our 2nd ESS Speed Seminar, which includes short talks (15 min) from:

- Andreas Winkler
- Gianluca Grimalda
- Rudi Voss
- Christian Seidl

... and a short Lego Star Wars story ...
May the force be with you!


03.02.2020: Prof. Andreas Peichel (LMU München, ifo Institut)

Feb 03, 2020 from 04:15 PM to 05:30 PM

IfW, Lecture Hall

Title: Measuring Unfair Inequaliy: Reconciling Equality of Opportunity and Freedom from Poverty

Host: Prof. Gabriel Felbermayr

Paper to be found here: Paper

Autors: Paul Hufe, Ravi Kanbur, Andreas Peichl


Rising income inequalities are widely debated in public and academic discourse. In this paper, we contribute to this debate by proposing a new family of measures of unfair inequality. To do so, we acknowledge that inequality is not bad per se, but that its underlying sources need to be taken into account. Thereby, this paper is the first to reconcile two prominent fairness principles, namely equality of opportunity and freedom from poverty, into a joint measure of unfair inequality. Two empirical applications provide important new insights on the development of unfair inequality both over time (in the US) and across countries (in Europe). First, unfair inequality shows different time trends and country rankings compared to total inequality. Second, average unfair inequality doubles when complementing the ideal of an equal opportunity society with poverty aversion. Furthermore, we show that an exclusive focus on top incomes may misguide fairness judgments.

05.02.2020: Lars Seemann, Quantlab Financial

Feb 05, 2020 from 04:15 PM to 05:30 PM

WSP1 R401

Host: Prof. Lux

Host: Kay Seemann

Title: Insights into High Frequency Trading

About the speaker:

Dr. Lars Seemann studied Physics in Heidelberg (Germany) and Houston, TX (USA) and received his PhD from University of Houston working with Prof. Gunaratne on real world complex systems. Besides his research in biophysics and epidemiology, his main interest lies in econophysics and financial markets. Since 2012 Dr. Lars Seemann has been working at Quantlab Financial, one of the leading global proprietary trading companies. As Manager of Futures Research and Execution he will share interesting insights about market-microstructure, high-frequency trading (HFT), market efficiency and current trends in the HFT industry.