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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!

RTG Summer School - "Macroeconomics of Inequality" - June 15 to June 19, 2020

Due to current circumstances, unfortunately we are not able to welcome our summer school participants to Bonn, but instead look forward to a virtual summer school 2020.

Registration for the summer school 2020 is now closed. Further information will follow soon.

Each year, the RTG organizes a week-long summer school. The summer school brings together leading international faculty and ambitious doctoral students.

We are happy to have Alessandra Fogli (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis) and Fabrizio Perri (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis) as our lecturers of our third summer school.

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