The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) is pleased to invite submissions for its 19th Summer Workshop for Young Economists in Mannheim on 24 to 27 July 2017. This year’s workshop will cover recent theoretical, empirical and experimental developments in the design of market institutions. Particular focus will be given to auction and matching markets. The workshop will bring together promising international doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows for four days of intensive training by renowned international academics. The summer school will include lectures given by four leading economists and paper presentations allowing the participants to present and discuss their work and receive advice from the lecturers.

Young academics who wish to attend the workshop are invited to submit a paper. We particularly welcome applications from the fields of market design and empirical, and specifically structural, industrial organization.

  • Dorothea Kübler (WZB Berlin Social Science Center)
  • Alexander Westkamp (University of Cologne)
  • Frank Wolak (Stanford University)
  • Christine Zulehner (Goethe University Frankfurt)

Advanced doctoral students and postdocs who have completed their thesis within the last three years are invited to submit papers. The ZEW Summer Workshop is open to a maximum of 20 participants. There is no participation fee. However, travel and accommodation expenses must be covered by the participants. Researchers interested in participating should submit a full paper version (preliminary versions are welcome) and a CV no later than 1 April 2017 to the following e-mail address:

As part of the summer workshop, the best paper will be awarded the Heinz König Young Scholar Award, which is named after ZEW’s late founding director. An award ceremony will conclude the workshop. The award is sponsored by MLP AG. The prize includes an endowment of €5.000 as well as a three month research visit residence at ZEW.


24.07.2017 - 27.07.2017

Event Location

ZEW, L 7,1 D-68161 Mannheim