Welcome to the Chair of Economics, in particular Economic Policy, held by Professor Thomas Siedler (PhD)

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Teaching in WiSe 22/23

Our current courses in the winter semester can be found here.


18.10.22 |  Job openings (Postdoctoral positions)

We seek to fill postdoctoral positions (100%, EG 13 TV-L, initial contract limited to three years) in Empirical, Labour, Health, and Education Economics starting September 01, 2023. The deadline for application is November 20, 2022. More detailed information on the opening is available here.

14.10.22 |  1st BSE Postdoc & Junior Professors Workshop 

Shushanik Margaryan, Thomas Sielder (University of Potsdam & BSE) and Luca Stella (FU Berlin & BSE) organized the first ever postdoc and junior professor workshop across institutions of the BSE. It took place on October 13 & 14 at the University of Potsdam. Around 20 BSE members presented their research on topics in applied microeconomics.

14.09.22 | Paper accepted for publication in Health Economics

The paper "Health effects of a ban on late-night alcohol sales" by Matthias Bäuml, Jan Marcus, and Thomas Siedler was accepted at the journal Health Economics.

14.09.22 | Thomas Siedler joins the Berlin School of Economics (BSE)

Thomas joins the BSE as faculty member.

23.08.22 | Shushanik Margaryan is heading to participate in the 7th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences on 23-27 August

The meeting this year includes 19 Nobel Laureates and more than 300 young economists from 64 countries.

15.08.22 | Congratulations to Sönke Matthewes for successfully defending his PhD thesis!

Sönke Hendrik Matthewes successfully defended his dissertation on “Consequences of Institutional Differentiation in Secondary School Systems: Three Empirical Essays in the Economics of Education” at Free University Berlin.

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Currently all consultations with staff of the Chair of Economics are by appointment only and are conducted either online (Skype/Zoom) or by phone. To make an appointment, please contact Nicole Pohle

Tel: 0331/977 4500


If you have a query for the Board of Examiners for Economics, please contact the member of staff responsible for Study Organization and Examination Administration: Ricarda Stremlow

Email: wiwipwuni-potsdamde