Prof. Dr. Bernhard Eckwert


Prof. Dr. Bernhard Eckwert

Bielefeld University
Department of Economics
P.O. Box 10 01 31
33501 Bielefeld

Room: V8-241
Phone: (+49) (0)521 106 5119
Fax: (+49) (0)521 106 6416

Office: Sabine Kuhlmann

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

Office hour: Thursday, 6:00 - 7:00 pm

During the semester break please confirm appointments during office hours with the office. Alternatively appeal via e-mail to lstbeckwert@wiwi.uni-bielefeld.de.

Research Interests

  • Theory of Capital Markets
  • Economics of Information
  • Endogenous Growth


The Role of Colleges within the Higher Education Sector (with Itzhak Zilcha), forthcoming in: Economic Theory

Market Transparency and International Allocation of Capital (with Udo Broll and Keith K. P. Wong), forthcoming in: Asia-Pacific Journal of Regional Sciences

Student loans: When is Risk Sharing desirable? (with Itzhak Zilcha), International Journal of Economic TheoryVol. 13, 2017, 217-231.

The Economics of Screening and Risk Sharing in Higher Education (with Itzhak Zilcha), Academic Press Elsevier, 2015.

Information and the Dispersion of Posterior Expectations (with Nikolai Brandt, Burkard Dress and Felix Várdy), Journal of Economic TheoryVol. 154, 2014, 604-611.

Transparency and Risk Sharing in International Trade (with Udo Broll and Kit Pong Wong), The Manchester School, 82 (6), 2014, 716-731.

Higher Education: Subsidizing Tuition versus Subsidizing Student Loans (with Itzhak Zilcha), Journal of Public Economic Theory, 16 (6), 2014, 835-853.

Information and Output in Agricultural Markets: The Role of Market Transparency (with Christian Ahlers and Udo Broll), Agricultural and Food Economics, vol. 1:15, 2013.

Cheap Money and Risk Taking: Opacity Versus Fundamental Risk, (with Burkhard Drees and Felix Várdy), European Economic Review 62, 2013, 114-129.

Financial Intermediation and Endogenous Risk in the Banking Sector, (with Udo Broll and Andreas Eickhoff), Economic Modelling 29, 2012, 1618-1622.

Private Investment in Higher Education: Comparing Alternative Funding Schemes, (with Itzhak Zilcha), Economica  79 , 2012, 76-96.

Improvement in Information and Private Investment in Education, (with Itzhak Zilcha), Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 34(4), 2010, 585-597.

Implications of More Precise Information for Technological Development and Economic Welfare (with Burkhard Drees) Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 34(2), 2010, 266-279.

Modelling Information and Hedging: The Exporting Firm, (with Udo Broll), Economic Modelling, 26, 2009, 974-977.

A Futures Market for International Trade, (with Udo Broll), Trade and Development Review, 2, 2009, 1-8

The Competitive Firm Under Price Uncertainty: The Role of Information and Hedging, (with Udo Broll), Decisions in Economics and Finance, 31, 2008, 1-11.

Efficiency of Screening and Labor Income Inequality, (with Itzhak Zilcha), Journal of Public Economic Theory, 10(1), 2008, 77-98.

The Effect of Better Information on Income Inequality, (with Itzhak Zilcha), Economic Theory, 32, 2007, 287-307.

Rationally Mispriced Assets in Equilibrium, (with Andreas Szczutkowski), Spanish Economic Review, 8, 2006, 285-299.

Transparency in the Interbank Market and the Volume of Bank Intermediated Loans, (with Udo Broll), International Journal of Economic Theory, 2, 2006, 123-133.

Transparency in the Foreign Exchange Market and the Volume of International Trade, (with Udo Broll), Review of International Economics, 14(4), 2006, 571-581.

Economic Implications of Better Information in a Dynamic Framework, (with Itzhak Zilcha), Economic Theory, 24, 2004, 561-581.

Welfare Effects of Transparency in Foreign Exchange Markets: The Role of Hedging Opportunities, (with Burkhard Drees), Review of International Economics, 11(3), 2003, 453-463.

Incomplete Risk Sharing Arrangements and the Value of Information, (with Itzhak Zilcha), EconomicTheory, 21, 2003, 43-58.

The Value of Information in Production Economies, (with Itzhak Zilcha), Journal of Economic Theory, 100, 2001, 172-186.

Market Structure and Multiperiod Hedging, (with Udo Broll), International Review of Economics and Finance, 9, 2000, 291-298.

Leverage and the Price Volatility of Equity Shares in Equilibrium, (with Burkhard Drees), The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 40, 2000, 155-167.

Price Volatility and Risk with Non-Separability of Preferences, (with Burkhard Drees), Mathematical Social Sciences, 39(1), 2000, 21-34.

Exchange Rate Volatility and International Trade, (with Udo Broll), Southern Economic Journal, 66(1), 1999, 178-185.

Exports and Indirect Hedging of Foreign Currency Risk, (with Udo Broll), Japanese Economic Review, 50(3), 1999, 356-362.

International Trade and the Risk Premium in the Currency Forward Market, (with Udo Broll), Journal of Economic Integration, 13(4), 1998, 663-674.

Export and Hedging Decision With State Dependent Utility, (with Udo Broll), International Review of Economics and Finance, 7(3), 1998, 247-253.

Intrinsic Bubbles and Asset Price Volatility, (with Burkhard Drees), Economic Theory, 9(3), 1996, 499-510.


Ausschreibung für einen Erasmus+-Studienaufenthalt im europäischen Ausland


Möchten Sie einen Blick über den Tellerrand riskieren und dabei wertvolle Erfahrungen sammeln? Dann bewerben Sie sich für einen Studienaufenthalt im Rahmen des Erasmus+-Programms!

Vortrag im Economics Seminar


Am Dienstag, 03.12.2019 spricht Sarah Auster (Bocconi University) zum Thema "Sorting versus screening in markets with adverse selection".

Vortrag im Kolloquium des ZeSt


Am 10.12.2019 trägt Dr. Francisco J. Bahamonde-Birke von der Utrecht University zum Thema "Establishing the variability of multinomial discrete models. Which proportion of the variability is actually being explained by our models?" im Rahmen des Kolloquiums des Zentrums für Statistik vor.

Economics Theory Lunch Seminar


Am Freitag, 29.11.2019 spricht Manuel Förster (Universität Hamburg) zum Thema "Strategic transmission of imperfect information: Why revealing evidence (without proof) is difficult".