Prof. Dr. Herbert Dawid

Prof. Dr. Herbert Dawid
Chair for Economic Theory and Computational Economics

Raum: W8-106
Telefon: +49 521 106-4843
Fax: +49 521 106-

E-Mail: hdawid@wiwi.uni-bielefeld.de

Office Hours: Monday, 14 - 15 pm


Current Positions

Chair for Economic Theory and Computational Economics (W3), Department of Business Administration and Economics,  Bielefeld University, 2010 - present

Full Professor,  Center for Mathematical Economics (IMW), Bielefeld University, 2004 - present

Chairman, Bielefeld Graduate School of Economics and Management (BiGSEM), 2009- present

Director, Bielefeld Graduate School in Theoretical Sciences (BGTS), 2017-present

Coordinator, Marie Sklodowska Curie Innovative Training Network 'Expectations and Social Influence Dynamics in Economics (ExSIDE)', 2017-2021

Coordinator, European Doctorate in Economics - Erasmums Mundus (EDEEM)', 2014-2019

Full Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests: 

  • Economics of Innovation
  • Industry Dynamics
  • Social and Economic Networks
  • Agent-based Computational Economics
  • Dynamic Issues in Economic Policy Design
  • Optimal Control and Differential Games


Selected Recent Publications:

Dawid, H., Harting, P. and M. Neugart (2014), 'Economic Convergence: Policy Implications from a Heterogeneous Agent Model', Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 44, 54-80.

Dawid, H. and T. Hellmann (2014), 'The Evolution of R&D Networks', Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 105, 158-172.

Dawid, H., Kopel, M and P.M. Kort (2013), 'R&D Competition versus R&D Cooperation in Oligoplistic Markets with Evolving Structure, International Journal of Industrial Organization, 31, 527-537.

Dawid, H., Greiner, A. and B. Zou (2010), 'Optimal Foreign Investment Dynamics in the Presence of Technological Spillovers', Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 34, 296-311.

Dawid, H. and MacLeod, W.B. (2008), "Hold-up and the Evolution of Investment and Bargaining Norms", Games and Economic Behavior, 62, 26-52. 

Dawid, H. (2006), Agent-based Models of Innovation and Technological Change. in: L. Tesfatsion, K. Judd (Eds.), Handbook of Computational Economics II: Agent-based Computational Economics, North-Holland, pp. 1235-1272. 


 Full List of Publications


Google Scholar Citations (Jan. 2017): 2198

h-Index (Google Scholar, Jan. 2017): 23

Link to Google Scholar Citation Report

Some Media Coverage

Current Research Projects with External Funding



Editorial and Advisory Activities


Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control (Co-Editor)

Dynamic Games and Applications (Associate Editor)

Journal of Evolutionary Economics (Editorial Board Member)

Springer Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems (Editorial Board Member)

Scientific Advisory Council of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research, Bielefeld University

Scientific Committee of the Complexity Lab in Economics at the Università Cattolica of Milan

Executive Committee of the Nonlinear Economic Dynamics Society

Board of the Department of Applied Mathematics, University Paris 1, Pantheon-Sorbonne


University Administration

Member of the Senate of Bielefeld University, 2006 - 2011, 2014 - 2016

Member of the Committee for Ressource and Financial Planning (Finanzkommission) of Bielefeld University, 2008 - 2011

Dean, Department of Business Administration and Economics, 2011-2013




New DFG Project

The German Science Foundation has decided to provide funding for the research project "The Role of Professional Networks and Firm Hierarchies for Individual Careers and Wage Inequality" with Anna Zaharieva and Herbert Dawid as Co-PIs. The project will run for three years and combine search and matching theory with agent-based simulations to analyse the role of professional networks and firm hierarchies for individual wage dynamics, income inequality and intergenerational mobility.

Paper accepted

in Labour Economics special issue in honour of the Nobel Laureate Christopher Pissarides "On the Optimal Diversification of Social Networks in Frictional Labour Markets with Occupational Mismatch", Anna Zaharieva

New Article Published in Pacific Economic Review

Dawid, H., Zou, B. (2017) Foreign direct investment with endogenous technology choice, Pacific Economic Review; 22; 3-22

Workshop on Validation Methods for Agent-Based Models

Sander van der Hoog is co-organizing a workshop at the School of Economics of the University of Kent (UK), held on 24-26 April 2017.

For details and the programme schedule, see: https://www.kent.ac.uk/economics/research/MaGHiC/events/workshop-apr17.html

Paper accepted in the Journal of Public Economic Theory

title "Optimal policy and the role of social contacts in a search model with heterogeneous workers", authors: Anna Zaharieva and Juliia Stupnytska

“Formal search and referrals from a firm's perspective"

Anna Zaharieva will present a paper dealing with the a. m. topic at the Annual Search and Matching Conference in Barcelona on May, 31  - June, 2  2017.

Article Accepted in Review of International Economics

Dawid, H., Harting, P., Neugart, M. (2017) Fiscal Transfers and Regional Economic Growth; Review of International Economics (accepted)

New ZiF Research Group

Anna Zaharieva together with two colleagues Ursula Mense-Petermann (Faculty of Sociology) and Thomas Welskopp (Faculty of History) successfully applied for an interdisciplinary ZiF Research Group “In Search of the Global Labour Market”.

ETACE Members Coordinate Marie Curie International Traning Network

Starting in March 2017 Bielefeld University will coordinate the Marie Skłodowska-Curie European Training Network
ExSIDE (Expectation and Social Influence Dynamics in Economics). 15 doctoral students will study and do research within the program, which involves 8 European Universities and is funded by the European Commission with 3.8 Mio. Euro. Apart from the Network coordinator Herbert Dawid also ETACE member Anna Zaharieva will be involved in the program as doctoral supervisor.
For more information see: