Institute for Macroeconomics and Econometrics

Macroeconomists seek to understand how individual economic activities and economic policies affect society as a whole. Doing so, research at the Institute for Macroeconomics and Econometrics follows two approaches. On the one hand, we access and analyze microeconomic and historical data with a view toward understanding questions of current macro-economic concern. On the other hand, we develop models of the economy that take into account the heterogeneity among economic agents, such as within the household sector or the firm sector. The institute brings together leading international experts on the labor market, financial stability, business cycles and monetary policy, inequality, and economic history. The institute's mission is to contribute to academia and the wider society through excellent research on questions of social relevance.

Bonn is excellent, in teaching and research. Researchers of the institute are part of the excellence clusters ECONtribute and the Hausdorff Center for Mathematics, have been awarded research prizes and generous third-party funding, and have won multiple teaching awards.

Policy contributions

Conferences

The institute organizes conferences attended by guests from all over the world. The covered research topics include most areas of modern macroeconomic theory: a pure methodological contribution to game theory, mechanism design, and general equilibrium, but also a broad range of applications to information economics, industrial organization, auction and market design, political economy, and behavioral economics.

RTG 2281: Macroeconomics of Inequality

Economic inequality shapes our times. Research training group 2281 provides a unique research environment that brings together ambitious doctoral students, expert members of the University of Bonn econ faculty, and external academics. RTG 2281 is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The research program focuses on the macroeconomic aspects of inequality, an aspect of first-order importance for society.

Seminars

The Insitute conducts two weekly research seminars (one internal and one for external guests, respectively) that are also attended by BGSE students.

Teaching

Find a list of all offered courses for Bachelor, Master, and PhD-students at the Institute of Macroeconomics and Econometrics as well as information on degree theses.

Team

The Institute currently gathers a diverse, international group consisting of 7-8 senior/junior professors and about 10 post-docs.

Contact Information

Avatar Baumung

Heide Baumung

+49 228 73-92 00

Avatar Dupont

Denise Dupont

+49 228 73-9201

Avatar Pollari

Vanessa Pollari

+49 228 73-9201

Avatar Roters

Beate Roters

+49 228 73-60177

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