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 Labor Markets" - July 1-5, 2019

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 announce that the lecturers of our second summer school will be Aysegul Sahin (The University of Texas at Austin) and Giuseppe Moscarini (Yale University).

Please contact Prof. Dr. Moritz Kuhn (mokuhn[at]uni-bonn.de) in case of questions regarding the summer school.

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