The Economics of Organizations and Human Resources

When:21 September 2015
  - 23 September 2015
Where:Campus Westend, RuW, Room 4.201


This is the first of a series of annual Lectures on Internal Organization (focusing on Politics, Authority, Culture, and Management) for graduate students and faculty in economics and management science, jointly organized by Florian Englmaier, LMU, München, Guido Friebel, Goethe University, and Dirk Sliwka, University of Cologne. Each year, we will host an internationally renowned scholar who has contributed substantially to the economics of organizations and human resources. The event will rotate across the organizing institutions starting with Goethe University (2015), LMU (2016) and Cologne (2017).

The 2015 workshop covers three days. In the morning of each day, Robert Gibbons (MIT and NBER) will hold his lectures. In the afternoon, there will be workshops in which advanced PhD students or junior faculty (up to 2 years after PhD completion) will be given the opportunity to present their work. We expect a total of 60 participants, including senior faculty, allowing intensive discussions.

There is very limited space. To apply, please send an email to Sascha Wilhelm ( including

  • a short letter of motivation of up to 200 words
  • for PhD students: a short letter of support of the academic supervisor (can be sent by separate mail)
  • a CV
  • and in case, you would like to present, a pdf of the paper or extended summary

Selected candidates will be notified by July 31. We will charge a contribution of 300 Euro for the event for the cost of the study center, three lunches, refreshments, and one dinner. Accommodation and travel costs are not included.

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