Accommodation & Conference Location


InterCityHotel Bonn

      Quantiusstr. 22

      53115 Bonn                      

      Tel.: +49 (0) 228 926181-0 


Conference Location

Günnewig Hotel Residence

      Kaiserplatz 11

      53113 Bonn

      Tel.: +49 (0) 228 2697-0 

      Fax: +49 (0) 228 2697-777                 

      Email:                    Click on the map to see the walking route on Google Maps (also works on mobile phones)

Local Organization

      Universität Bonn

      Institut für Mikroökonomik

      Adenauerallee 24-42

      53113 Bonn


 Name     Email Phone
   Prof. Dr. Felix Bierbrauer  +49 (0)221 470 5656
   Prof. Dr. Stephan Lauermann  +49 (0)228 - 73 6327
   Sabine Burch  +49 (0)228 - 73 9198
   Sebastian Luxen & Karoline Woschek  +49 (0)228 - 73 9198



Monday, May 8th 

09:30 - 10:00     Registration

10:00 - 11:00     
Natalie Cox, Berkeley

11:00 - 11:30     Coffee Break

11:30 - 12:30     Piotr Dworczak, Stanford

12:30 - 14:00     Lunch Break

14:00 - 15:00     
Meredith Startz, Yale

15:32                 Departure of train to Cologne

                          Guided tour Cologne Cathedral

19:30                 Workshop Dinner Cologne (with invitation) at "Früh am Dom"

Tuesday, May 9th

09:15 - 10:15     Eric Auerbach, Berkeley

10:15 - 10:45     Coffee Break

10:45 - 11:45     Vivek Bhattacharya, MIT

12:00 - 13:00     Peter Hull, MIT

13:00 - 14:30     Lunch Break

14:30 - 15:30     John Humphries, Chicago

15:30 - 16:00     Coffee Break

16:00 - 17:00      Moritz Lenel, Stanford


1)   To Cologne/Bonn                                                                                                                                            


The easiest way from Cologne Bonn Airport to downtown Bonn is by bus. The Airport Express Bus SB60 runs up to 3 times per hour between Cologne Bonn Airport and Bonn Hauptbahnhof (Central Station). Services are less frequent on weekends but at least once per hour. The journey takes less than half an hour.

Please see here for bus timetable and airport map.


Traveling from Düsseldorf Airport to Bonn Hauptbahnhof (Central Station) is uncomplicated, too. Regional Express (RE) trains make the journey generally once per hour (.50) in about 65 minutes.

Please refer to the Deutsche Bahn website for the latest departure information. Click here to see the airport map.


Every two hours (.58), a direct Inter City (IC) train runs between Frankfurt International Airport (FRA) and Bonn Hauptbahnhof (Central Station) in less than 2 hours from Platform 6.
Alternatively you can take the highspeed Intercity Express (ICE) from the airport via Siegburg/Bonn. It departs up to three times per hour and it takes 38 minutes to Siegburg. From there you can take the Tram 66 to Bonn, which runs every 10 minutes and needs about  20 minutes to Bonn.

Please refer to the Deutsche Bahn website for the latest departure information. Click here to see the airport map.

About Bonn and Cologne

Bonn, though probably best known as the capital of West Germany from 1949 to 1990 (and of reunified Germany until 1999), the city actually has a history dating back to the 1st century BC. Roman soldiers were stationed here and the largest known Roman fort was built at Bonn. In medieval times, the town gained prominence when the Archbishop of Cologne transferred his seat to Bonn. The city's most famous son is Ludwig van Beethoven, born in 1770 at Bonngasse, where a museum now honors him. (VirtualTourist)

Cologne is not only one of the biggest cities in Germany with a population amounting to over 1 million citizens, but it is also one of the oldest cities. Dating back 2000 years, the Romans founded a Ubii village on the Rhine and named it “Colonia”. Symbolical for the city is the Cologne                                 Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
Cathedral, which dominates the city’s panorama since its                     idealisierendes Gemälde Joseph Karl Stielers von 1820
completion in 1880. (VirtualTourist)

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