Subject-specific Shanghai Ranking 2022:
Economics in Bonn takes top spot in Germany
Department of Economics
Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
Subject-specific Shanghai Ranking 2022:
Department of Economics

Department of Economics

The Department of Economics is one of the strongest departments in economic research in Europe. In international rankings, the department has occupied top positions for several years. With our research, we provide impulses for central societal challenges - such as climate change, digitalization and social justice - and contribute to a sustainable and evidence-based economic policy. Our focus is on the education of young economists. In courses ranging from Bachelor's to PhD programs, students in Bonn learn at the highest scientific level and at the cutting edge of research. Our graduates find challenging and exciting jobs in politics, business, international organizations and associations, many of them in leadership positions.

How Germany gets through the winter without Russian gas

The German economy could absorb an immediate halt to Russian gas supplies with the right economic policy measures. Germany must reduce its gas consumption by around 25 percent by the end of the upcoming heating season. The economic costs of such a reduction would be similar to those of an energy embargo in the spring. This is shown by an updated estimate of the team around Prof. Dr. Moritz Schularick and Prof. Dr. Moritz Kuhn, members of the Department of Economics of the University of Bonn. The study has been published as “ECONtribute Policy Brief”.

Lehrpreis des Rektorat für Helene Maas

Helene Mass wurde vom  Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften der Rechts- und Staatswissenschaftlichen Fakultät für den Lehrpreis des Rektorates 2022 nominiert und hat diesen innerhalb einer feierlichen Verleihung übergeben bekommen. Grund für die Nominierung sind die besten studentischen Evaluationsergebnisse (Note 1,1) für ihre Lehrveranstaltung „Mikroökonomik B““ – im Wintersemester 2021/22.

The Wealth of Germans

Today, one percent of German households own around 27 percent of the total assets of all Germans. But what was it like in the past? Moritz Schularick, together with Thilo Albers and Charlotte Bartels, writes about the history of wealth distribution in Germany in the FAZ column "Der Volkswirt.

Recommendation of the Scientific Advisory Board of the BMWK:

The Scientific Advisory Board at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection has written a letter to Federal Minister Dr. Robert Habeck on the effects of the war in Ukraine.

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The Department of Economics offers the degree programs B.Sc. "Economics", B.A. "Economics" (2-subject or accompanying subject) and M.Sc. "Economics".


Are you aiming for a doctorate? The Bonn Graduate School of Economics offers an English-language Doctoral Program (Ph.D.) with an integrated Master in Economic Research for students from all over the world.


Excellence Cluster ECONtribute
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Excellence Cluster

The ECONtribute Excellence Cluster in Economic Sciences conducts research on markets in the area of intersection between business, politics and society.

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Collaborative Research Center

The SFB TR 224 deals with equal opportunities, market regulation and financial market stability as societal challenges.

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Graduate College

The Research Training Group conducts research on the macroeconomic consequences of inequality and how fiscal, financial and monetary policies should take inequality into account.

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The department is organized in a departmental structure encompassing scientific and teaching areas and is divided into four institutes for teaching and research.


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Study Counseling Master & Exchange

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Office of the Department

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Department of Economics

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