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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. What are the facts of inequality that matter for macroeconomic outcomes? How shall fiscal, financial, and monetary policy take account of the trends in inequality?

The website guides the general public toward our research results. In addition, it serves to inform prospective students and fellow academics. We welcome inquiries from each of these groups!

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Study the implications of inequality for macroeconomics and financial stability. Study the facts of inequality, now and in historical perspective. Study policy interventions using modern computational techniques.

Write your doctoral dissertation under the supervision of internationally visible experts. Become part of a renowned doctoral program.

We strongly encourage inquiries by interested students. The application process is always open. The RTG will start funding 3-year doctoral scholarships on April 1, 2018. If you wish to be given full consideration for the first cohort, please apply by December 31st, 2017.

The RTG 2281 provides a unique experience for students wishing to study state-of-the-art empirical or computational techniques, hone their research skills, work in an interactive group, and at the frontier of macroeconomics, economic history, or financial stability.

For more details on the application process, see here. For details on the team, see here. For details on our strong partners, see here.

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