Workshops 2022

Workshops 2022

The main language of all the events is English, therefore this webpage is only available in English. The information on the workshops will be updated continuously.

Mentoring Workshop for Women 'Fit for Science'

Sunday 11 Sept. / 13:30-15:30

Women are still strongly underrepresented in economics. Many young female researchers do not have the necessary contacts in their discipline that would enable them to assess the possibilities of pursuing a scientific career. They often do not have access to an experienced fellow scientist who could help reduce uncertainty or give concrete answers to specific questions about career or life plans.

With the Mentoring Workshop we aim to give young female scientists a forum where they receive information on working in academia, and get the opportunity to discuss topics such as research strategy and life-work balance. In addition, there will be the opportunity for questions, exchanging ideas and experiences, as well as networking.

Target audience:
Doctoral students, post-docs, and junior professors

Workshop goal:
To provide information on career possibilities in universities and in research institutions, to increase professional and personal networks.

Go for It! Post-doc career paths
Define Yourself! Research agenda and the publication process
Expose Yourself! Presentations, social media, and networking
Don’t Overstretch! Teaching and committee work
Enjoy Life! Work-life balance

  • Silke Anger (Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg)
  • Katharina Michaelowa (Universität Zürich)
  • Bettina Rockenbach (Universität zu Köln)
  • Marianne Saam (ZBW und Universität Hamburg)
  • Almuth Scholl (Universität Konstanz)
  • Doris Weichselbaumer (Johannes-Kepler-Universität Linz)

Moderation: Doris Weichselbaumer (VfS Equal Opportunities Officer)

Workshop 1st Generation Academics

Sunday 11 Sept. / 17:00-18:00

First generation academics – typically individuals who were the first in their families that have obtained any university education – often face challenges that are specific to their social background (for example because of hidden curricula etc.). At the same time, our background shapes our perspectives, and it is therefore important to achieve a better representation of FirstGens in economics. This session will discuss challenges of #firstgen academics and aims at developing ideas to tackle social barriers in Economics. First gen faculty members will share their experiences and give advice and guidance.

  • Andreas Peichl (ifo Institute / LMU Munich)
  • Effrosyni Adamopoulou (Mannheim University)
  • Christian Traxler (Hertie School)

Jobmarket Preparation Seminar

Monday and Tuesday: all day

Rüdiger Bachmann (University of Notre Dame), together with Paul Heidhues (Düsseldorf University, DICE), Amelie Schiprowski (Bonn University) and Christian Bayer (Bonn University), offer a two-day job market preparation seminar for eight PhD students who had applied for the participation in advance (application deadline: July 31, 2022). Applicants are members of the VfS and had to prepare a potential job market paper for the seminar. Please also note the newsletter with application info.

Presentation on the international job market
Three-minute spiel on the job market paper
Mock interviews
Presentation of the job market paper

Raising awareness with PhD students that the presentation and proper communication of research is ever more important for a career in academia.
Teaching of the often informal rules and scripts that govern the international and domestic academic job market.
Feedback from experienced senior researchers.
PhD students need to learn to prove themselves outside the comfort zone of their own departments.

Target Group:
Advanced PhD students who are thinking about going on the international job market.
Advanced PhD students with a more German focus who want to improve their communication and presentation skills.

  • Rüdiger Bachmann (University of Notre Dame)
  • Christian Bayer (Bonn University)
  • Paul Heidhues (Düsseldorf University, DICE)
  • Amelie Schiprowski (Bonn University)