General Conference Information

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Conference Venue

University of Münster

CIW – Center for Interdisciplinary Economics

Scharnhorststrasse 100

48151 Münster



We booked limited room allotments at the following hotels. Please use the keyword “PEDD”. Prices per night.


1. Agora: am Aasee (CIW 1 km)

Bismarckallee 5, phone +49 251 48 42 60

Single room, including breakfast: 74 €

Single room "Comfort", including breakfast: 79 €

Note: Please book until December 28, 2018 (deadline)


2. Hotel Ueberwasserhof (CIW 2.3 km)

Ueberwasserstrasse 2-3, phone +49 251 41 770

Single room, including breakfast: 92 €

Note: Please book until January 21, 2019 (deadline)


3. Hotel am Schlosspark (CIW 2.7 km)

Schmale Strasse 2-4, phone +49 251 89 98 200

Single room, including breakfast: 78 €

Note: Please book until January 28, 2019 (deadline)


4. Stadthotel Münster (CIW 1.4 km)

Aegidiistrasse 21, phone +49 251 48 120

Single room “S”, excluding breakfast: 76€

Single room "M", excluding breakfast: 81€

Breakfast: 13€

Note: Please book until January 24, 2019 (deadline)


Other recommended hotels in the city center are Ibis Hotel Münster, Hotel Überwasserhof and H4 Hotel Münster. Please visit the respective hotel’s webpage for further information on reservations. Furthermore, the Aasee Hostel (, which offers private rooms, is located fairly close to the conference venue. You can also book accommodation in Münster via


Travelling to Münster (Westf.)

Please note that there exist several cities called “Münster“ or “Munster“ in Germany. Please make sure that you choose “Münster (Westf.)” (= Münster in Westphalia) as destination when you plan your journey.

By airplane:

There are four airports in the region of Münster (Westf.). The largest ones are Cologne/Bonn Airport (CGN) (160 km out) and Düsseldorf Airport (DUS) (120 km out) with many international connections. The smaller ones are Dortmund Airport (DTM) (60 km out) and Münster/Osnabrück Airport (FMO) (25 km out).

Landing in Cologne/Bonn (CGN), you can easily take the urban train to Cologne Central Station and change to the connecting regional train (RE 7) or to an InterCity to Münster (Westf.) Central Station.

From Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), you can take a direct regional train (RE 2) or an InterCity to Münster (Westf.) Central Station.

Arriving in Dortmund (DTM) you can take the airport shuttle bus to the closest train station named “Holzwickede – Dortmund Flughafen” where the regional train (RE 7) to Münster (Westf.) Central Station departs.

From Münster Airport (FMO), there is a direct bus shuttle (S50 or R51) to Münster (Westf.) Central Station.

By train:

You can reach Münster (Westf.) Central Station by express trains (IC (InterCity) or ICE) as well as by regional transport. Münster is part of the north-west-south connection from Hamburg to Munich via Düsseldorf, Cologne and Frankfurt.  The east-west connection from Berlin to Münster is via Hannover, Dortmund and Hamm. For train tickets visit:

Münster (Westf.) Central Station is located at the eastern bound of the city center and is easily reachable by bus or foot. All bus lines depart directly in front of the central station. Tickets are sold on the bus by the driver.

By car:

Coming from the north, you take the highway A1, exit at “Münster Nord” direction Münster, and follow the traffic signs “Münster”.  Coming from the south, you take the highway A1 or A43 until the exit “Münster Süd” direction Münster and follow the traffic signs “Münster”.

Getting to the conference venues:

For the destination CIW (Center of Interdisciplinary Economics), take the bus line 2 (destination Alte Sternwarte) or bus line 10 (destination Meckmannweg) from the central station and get off at the bus station Platz der Weissen Rose. You can also walk from the city center (app. 20-30 minutes) or take a taxi (app. 10 minutes drive). Please note that there is no UBER in Germany.


General  Information about the Parallel Sessions:

There will be three parallel sessions, each of which comprises three presentations. Each presenter will briefly discuss one other paper during his or her session. Presentations should not exceed 20 minutes; discussions should not exceed 5 minutes. Assignments of discussants will be announced in the detailed conference program, which will be made available on the conference webpage.

The last presenter will chair the session. His or her job is to start and end the session on time and ensure compliance with the time limits of presentations and discussions.

The detailed conference program follows.


Internet Access

WIFI access is available in all conference locations at the University of Münster  via the "GuestOnCampus" network. For those coming from participating institutions, the Eduroam network is also avlailab.




Thomas Apolte (University of Münster, Germany)

Mario Ferrero (University of Eastern Piedmont, Italy)

Mario Gilli (Bicocca University Milan, Italy)

Lena Gerling (Universiy of Münster, Germany)

Yuan Li (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)


Local Conference staff:

Lena Gerling, Helena Helfer, Kim Kellermann, Anna Nowak

Chair of Political Economy at the Center of Interdisciplinary Economics

University of Münster

Scharnhorststrasse 100

48151 Münster


Phone: +49 251 83 24513