The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) is pleased to announce its 13th Summer Workshop for Young Economists. This year, the focus is on "International Business Cycles". The workshop provides a forum for discussions between young talented researchers and distinguished experts in their field of research. The programme will consist of lectures by experienced researchers and presentations by young scholars. Extensive time will be provided for discussions among participants. The workshop is funded by Ernst & Young GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft, one of the world's largest audit and consulting firms. The participants have to present a paper during the workshop. The submission of theoretical papers is particularly encouraged.


The workshop is open to around 12 advanced PhD students at the final stage of their doctoral thesis and post doctorates within three years after completion of their thesis.

Papers could, for example, address topics such as

  • Inter- and Intrasectoral Trade
  • Product Differentiation
  • Financial Market Imperfections
  • Exchange Rates
  • Heterogeneous Firms


  • Michael B. Devereux (University of British Columbia, Canada)
  • Fabio Ghironi (Boston College, USA)

Call for Papers and Programme

Call for Papers (PDF, 37 KB)

Programme (PDF File, 53 KB)

The lectures and presentations of the summer workshop are from June 28th to 30th. The participants arrive on June 27th and depart on July 1st.


Please submit the paper to be presented and a curriculum vitae to Participants may apply to the ZEW for financial assistance for travel and accommodation.

Deadline for Submissions

March 14, 2011


The Heinz-König-Young-Scholar-Award is given to a scholar under 35 years of age for the most outstanding paper presented at the ZEW Summer Workshop. This year's award is funded by MLP Finanzdienstleistungen AG, provider of financial services. It consists of a prize of 5,000 Euro and, in addition, a three months residential fellowship at the ZEW. There will be an award ceremony during a formal dinner at the end of the workshop. The prize is named after the ZEW's founding research director Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Heinz König.


28.06.2011 - 30.06.2011

Event Location

ZEW, L 7,1 D-68161 Mannheim