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Helmut Bester: Curriculum Vitae & Publications

 

CURRICULUM VITAE               PUBLICATIONS

Professor Dr. Helmut Bester

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Address

Freie Universitaet Berlin, Department of Economics,

Boltzmannstr. 20,  D-14195 Berlin, Germany

tel: +49-30-838 552 57

email: hbester[ at ] wiwiss.fu-berlin.de

Academic Degrees

  • 1979  Diploma in Economics (Bonn University)
  • 1981  M.Sc. in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics (LSE)
  • 1984  Doctor in Economics (Bonn University)
  • 1987 Habilitation in Economics (Bonn University)

 

Research and Teaching Positions

  •  Jun.1979 - Mar.1988: Assistant in Economics, Bonn University
  •  Oct.1984 - Sept.1985: Visiting Scholar, University of California, San Diego
  •  Apr.1988 - Aug.1990: Heisenberg Fellow - German Science Foundation (DFG)
  •  Jan.1989 - Dec.1989: Visiting Scholar, MIT, Cambridge
  • Sept.1990 - Jan.1995: Professor at CentER, Tilburg University
  • Febr.1995 - March 2020: Professor at Dept. of Economics, Free University Berlin
  • April 2020 - present: Retired Professor, Freie Universität Berlin
  • April 2020 - present: Senior Advisor, Humboldt-Universität Berlin (Germany)

 

Teaching Experience

  • Introductory Economics
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Industrial Organisation
  • Information Economics
  • Game Theory
  • Advanced Microeconomics

Grants and Fellowships

  •  Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst DAAD, (German Academic Exchange Service), Oct. 1980 - July 1981
  • Research Grant  by DFG (German Science Foundation), Oct.1984 - Sept. 1985
  • Heisenberg Fellowship of DFG (German Science Foundation), Apr.1988 - Aug. 1990
  • Fellow of CEPR, since 1993
  • Fellow of the European Economic Association, since 2004
  • Fellow of the Econometric Society, since 2009
  • EU-HCM Network'Games and Markets' 1995-1998
  • SFB/TR 15 Project A1,  DFG (German Science Foundation) , since 2004

 

Professional Services

  • Ass. Editor: Econometrica (1992-2000), Journal of  Industrial Economics (1996-2000), European Economic Review (1991 – 1997), Journal of the European Economic Association (2003 - 2008), Journal of Economics (2004 – present)
  • Coordinator of EU-HCM Network:  'Games and Markets' (1995-1998)
  • Council Member: European Economic Association (2002 - 2006)
  • Local Coordinator (Berlin):  SFB/TR 15 (since 2004)
  • Secretary of the European Standing Committee of the Econometric Society (2006-2012)
  • Member of the “Senats- & Bewilligungsausschuss für Graduiertenkollegs“ of the German Science Foundation - DFG  (2007-2012)
  • Program Chair: Econometric Society European Meeting (Econonomic Theory), Venice 2002
  • Program Chair:Offene Tagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik: Dresden 2004
  • Member of Program Committee: European Economic Association Meeting: Augsburg 1989, Helsinki 1993, Berlin 1998, Lausanne 2001, Barcelona 2009, Glasgow 2010, Oslo 2011; Econometric Society European Meeting: Brussels 1992, Uppsala 1993, Maastricht 1994, Santiago de Compostella 1999, Lausanne 2001
  • Coordinator of HCM Network ‘Games and Markets’ 1995-1998
  • Chairman of DAKA (Student Loan Association) 2001 - present
  •  Referee: American Economic Review, Econometrica, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies, Games and Economic Behaviour, Journal of Economic Theory, Economic Journal, Economic Theory, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Money Credit and Banking, International Economic Review, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Journal of Industrial Economics, Journal of Public Economics, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Journal of Economics, National Science Foundation (US), ...

Fields

Microeconomics, Uncertainty and Information, Contract Theory, Industrial Organization

Publications

PUBLICATIONS IN JOURNALS

BOOKS

  • Theorie der Industrieökonomik,  Springer-Gabler, Berlin-Heidelberg (1. Edition 2000, 2. Edition 2002, 3.Edition 2004, 4.Edition 2007, 5. Edition 2010, 6. Edition 2012, 7. Edition 2017).

 CONTRIBUTIONS TO BOOKS AND COLLECTIVE VOLUMES

  • Die Anreizfunktion von Kreditverträgen bei unvollständiger Information, in: "Kapitalmarkt und Finanzierung", Schriften des Vereins für Socialpolitik, Neue Folge Band 165, Berlin: Duncker und Humblot (1987), 225 - 236.
  • Moral Hazard and Equilibrium Credit Rationing: An Overview of the Issues , (zus. mit Martin Hellwig), in:   "Agency Theory, Information, and Incentives" , G. Bamberg und K. Spreman (Eds.) , Berlin: Springer (1987), 135 - 167.
  • Credit Screening , in: “The New Palgrave Dictionary of Money and Finance” , London and Basingstoke: MacMillan (1992).
  • Spieltheorie, in: „Handwörterbuch Unternehmensführung und Organisation“, Georg Schreyögg und Axel v. Werder (Eds.) , Schäffer/Poeschel 2004, S. 1341-1349.
  • Specific Skills, Imperfect Information and Job Rationing, in: „Advances in Understanding Strategic Behaviour“, Steffen Huck (Ed.) , Palgrave/Macmillan, 2004, S. 73-84.
  • Industrieökonomie, in: „Handwörterbuch der Betriebswirtschaft”, Richard Köhler, Hans-Ulrich Küpper und Andreas Pfingsten (Hrsg.), Schäffer/Poeschel 2007, S. 714-722.

BOOK REVIEWS

  • Frydman, R., Phelps, E. S. (Eds.): "Individual Forecasting and Aggregate Outcomes", Cambridge 1983, Journal of Economics 44, (1984), 295-297.
  • Grossman, S.: "The Informational Role of Prices", Cambridge 1989, Journal of Economics 54, (1991), 181-184.
  • Schmutzler, A.: "Flexibility and Adjustment to Information in Sequential Decision Problems", Springer Verlag 1991, Journal of Economics 58, (1993), 100-101.
  • Laffont, J.-J. (Ed.): "Advances in Economic Theory, Sixth World Congress, Vol. II", Cambridge University Press 1992, De Economist 142, (1994), 232-233.
  • Vives, Xavier: Oligopoly Pricing: Old Ideas and New Tools, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics 157 (2001),  689-690.

 

RECENT DISCUSSION PAPERS

 

Berlin Graduate School in Economics BDPEMS PhD Program in Economics
SFB TR 15