Our focus

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 21 to July 1, 2021

Our second virtual RTG summer school will take place June 21 to July 1, 2021. The summer school brings together leading international faculty and ambitious doctoral students.

We are happy to have Marco Bassetto (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis) and Jonathan Heathcote (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis) as our lecturers this year and would already like to thank them for their time and participation.

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