German Economists Abroad (GEA)

The German Economists Abroad (GEA) organize an annual two-day conference in the week before Christmas. The Christmas Meeting offers German economists who work abroad a chance to meet each other, discuss research, and interact with colleagues in Germany. GEA was founded in 2004 by Berthold Herrendorf, Michele Tertilt and Walter Trockel. Since that time, the Christmas Meetings were hosted by the institutions listed below.

Currently, the organizing committee consists of Stephan Heblich (Bristol), Berthold Herrendorf (ASU), Theresa Kuchler (NYU), Ralph Ossa (Chicago), Carolin Pflueger (UBC), Holger Sieg (Penn), and Johannes Stroebel (NYU). Former members of the organizing committee are Michele Tertilt, Petra Moser, Volker Nocke, and Karl Schmedders.

To join the GEA mailing list and receive information about the next meetings, please send an email to Michèle Tertilt (tertilt(at)

Last Meetings

  • December 2016, DIW Berlin, local organizer: Christoph Raiser, Program
  • December 2015, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, local organizer: Florian Englmaier, Program
  • December 2014, University of Kiel and Institute for Global Economy, local organizer: Eckhardt Bode, Program
  • December 2013, University of Konstanz, local organizer: Leo Kaas, Program
  • December 2012, University of Cologne, local organizer: Felix Bierbrauer, Program
  • December 2011, European School of Management and Technology in Berlin, local organizer: Paul Heidhues, Program
  • December 2010, Goethe University in Frankfurt, local organizer: Guido Friebel, Program
  • December 2009, University of Heidelberg, local organizer: Andreas Roider, Program
  • December 2008, University of Bonn, local organizer: Urs Schweizer, Program
  • December 2007, University of Mannheim and ZEW, local organizer: Konrad Stahl, Program
  • December 2006, University of Munich and CES Ifo, local organizer: Klaus Schmidt, Program
  • December 2005, Humboldt University in Berlin, local organizer: Harald Uhlig, Program
  • December 2004, University of Bielefeld, local organizers: Walter Trockel and Ralf Koenig, Program