The Young ECONtribute Program (YEP) is a special program for doctoral students working on markets and public policy or related Cluster topics. It is integrated into the two-stage Ph.D. program structure offered by two graduate schools, the Bonn Graduate School of Economics (BGSE) and the Cologne Graduate School of Economics (CGS-E), both cooperating with ECONtribute.
YEP offers an inspiring research environment for doctoral students and postdocs in the Cluster’s area of research. It strengthens frequent interactions with other Cluster members as well as with external fellows and short-term visitors. Moreover, it offers specific research activities, funding facilities, and a broad network both in academia and in the policy sphere. Finally, YEP supports the transition from doctoral studies to subsequent career paths.