19. September 2019


Berlin School of Economics - Kick-Off


19. September 2019


Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Room 201
Spandauer Straße 1
10178 Berlin


Jean Tirole, Stephanie Kaiser, Heike Schweitzer, Anna Sauerbrey, Özlem Bedre-Defolie, Maximilian Schäfer

The Kick-Off is the opening ceremony for the Berlin School of Economics, with a keynote speech by Nobel Laureate Jean Tirole. From this date onwards, the BSE will unite Berlin‘s career development programs in the economic sciences at the PhD and Postdoc level in a single and unique structure.

Opening statments

Sabine Kunst, President of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Andreas Löffler, Dean of the School of Business & Economics, Freie Universität Berlin
Frank Nägele, State Secretary for the Berlin State Senate


»Public Policy in the Age of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence«

Jean Tirole, Toulouse School of Economics

Özlem Bedre-Defolie, ESMT Berlin
Maximilian Schäfer, DIW Berlin

Panel Discussion

»Public Policy for a Digital Economy«

Jean Tirole, Toulouse School of Economics
Stephanie Kaiser, Heartbeat Labs GmbH & Digital Council to the German government
Heike Schweitzer, HU Berlin & Special Advisor to EU Commissioner Vestager

Moderation by Anna Sauerbrey, Tagesspiegel

Please register before September 10, 2019