Faculty of Economic Sciences

Honors and Awards for Members of the Faculty


  • Prize from the Foundation Council for the entire Foundation University of Göttingen in the category of outstanding young researcher publication
    On December 8, Christian Bommer, Esther Heesemann and Vera Sagalova, research associates of the Chair of Development Economics (Prof. Dr. Sebastian Vollmer), were awarded a prize from the Göttingen University's Stiftungsrat (Foundation Council for the entire Foundation University) in the category of outstanding young researcher publication for their paper, "The Global Economic Burden of Diabetes: A Cost-of-Illness Study". The article, published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, was written by an international research team including Harvard University and Heidelberg University and for the first time, systematically quantifies the economic cost of diabetes worldwide.

  • Chair of Human Resources Management and Asian Business: Best Conference Paper Award and the Journal of Global Mobility Best Paper Award at EURAM 2017
    Prof. Dr. Dr. Fabian Froese, Dr. Sebastian Störmer and Samuel Davies have been conferred the Best Conference Paper Award at this year's annual meeting of the European Academy of Management (EURAM) in Glasgow, UK, for their paper entitled "The Influence of Cultural Intelligence on Expatriate Knowledge Sharing: A Multilevel Country Analysis". The paper has further received the "Journal of Global Mobility: The Home of Expatriate Management Research (Emerald) Best Paper Award" at the Standing Track of Expatriate Management of EURAM's International Management Special Interest Group.

    In their paper the authors examine the role of expatriates' cultural intelligence across 30 countries, representing ten distinct cultural clusters, for their embeddedness in the host country organization and knowledge sharing behaviours in the workplace.

    EURAM's annual meeting is the major conference on topics in business and management research in Europe and the best paper has been selected from a host of 945 accepted submissions. The conference took place on June 21st-24th at the University's of Strathclyde Business School in Glasgow and was titled "Making Knowledge Work".

  • Chair of Marketing and Innovation Management: Best Paper Award, AMA Winter Conference 2017
    Prof. Dr. Maik Hammerschmidt, Dr. Welf Weiger, and Stefan Fischer of the Chair of Marketing and Innovation Management were awarded the Best Paper Award in the Metrics for Making Marketing Matter track of the American Marketing Association (AMA) Winter Conference 2017 for their paper, "Signals from the Echoverse - The Informational Value of Brand Buzz Dispersion". The paper investigates the degree to which the distribution of brand-related content (so-called brand buzz) from social media channels and its reach can be attributed to the value of companies. The award was presented at the conference, which took place in Orlando, Florida (US) from February 17-19, 2017, and titled "Better Marketing for a Better World".

  • Dr. Astrid Krenz: Durham International Junior Research Fellowship
    Dr. Astrid Krenz, Chair of International and Monetary Economics, has been awarded the Durham International Junior Research Fellowship of Durham University, UK. Her project "Firm-level analyses of Agglomeration Externalities, Knowledge Spillovers and Productivity Growth" will be supported for two years. The financial funds stem from the Marie Curie research grant action COFUND of the European Union. Young scientists from all faculties all over the world can apply for this grant scheme.