From left to right: Markus Greve, Julia Sprenger, Johannes Ludwig, Florian Lewalder, Professor Dr. Michael Roos, Dr. Wolfgang Luhan, Marvin Deversi, Margaret Neyenhuys, Natalie Fritzler, Norman Isermann

Welcome to the Institute of Macroeconomics

The Institute of Macroeconomics focuses on issues of the aggregate economy in research and teaching. Here, the employees use approaches which represent an alternative to conventional DSGE-models. The focus of the research lies on complexity and behavioral macroeconomics, where the actual behavior of economic agents is important for macroeconomic outcomes. The analysis on agents’ interactions is conducted by empirical methods like econometrics, surveys and laboratory experiments. With further insights, employees of the institute construct new models, on the base of complexity economics. From a methodological point of view, the use of agent-based models is a common approach for this purpose. The content of the conducted analyses always focuses on the exploration of societal and macroeconomic transformation processes like decarbonisation, which is important to fight climate change.

Secretary's Office Hours:

Monday to Friday 8.30am - 11.30am

Postal address:

Prof. Dr. Michael Roos
Chair of Macroeconomics
Building GC 2/159
Ruhr-University Bochum
44780 Bochum

Visitor address:

Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Building GC
Room GC 2/159
Universitätsstraße 150
44801 Bochum

Telephone: +49 (0)234 32 28868
Telefax: +49 (0)234 32 14453

E-Mail: mak@rub.de

You can find the campus map here

News at the Chair

Vacant position as Student Assistant

The Institute for Macroeconomics is looking for a Student Assistant beginning on May 1st, 2017. The student will support the team by research and teaching issues. Please apply with an application letter, CV and Transcript of Records by sending an Email to mak@rub.de until March 27th, 2017
For further information, please follow the link below (German):

Summer School on Computational Methods and Simulation in Economics

From June 6th to June 9th, the Institute for Macroeconomics organizes a Summer School for graduates and PhD students on Computational Methods and Simulation in Economics.

You can get further information following the links below.

Announcement: Lecture of Dr. Alberto Cardaci

On Thurday, January 26th 2017, Dr. Alberto Cardaci (Complexity Lab in Economics (CLE), Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Italy)) will give a lecture on "Inequality, Household Debt and Financial Instability: An Agent-Based Perspective".

This lecture can be heard by everyone, who is interested in the topic. It will take place in GC 03/42, at 12h.

We are looking forward to your participation.

Course Announcement for the Master seminar "Case studies in international Macroeconomics"

In the winter term 16/17, the applied seminar „Case studies in international macroeconomics“ will be held by Dr. Jörg Zeuner (Chief Economist at the KfW in Frankfurt). Participants will face chosen problems of the fields of fiscal, monetary, financial and/or currency-political economics by analyzing and solving several case studies. You can get further information following the link below.

Secretariat: Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 8.30am - 11:30am

Student Enquiries

Enquiries about courses should be made on Blackboard!