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.


Monday to Thursday: 8.30am - 1pm


Prof. Dr. Michael Roos
Chair of Macroeconomics
Building GD 03/307
Ruhr-University Bochum
44780 Bochum


Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Building GC
Room GD 03/307
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

Two job offers for student assistants

The institute for macroeconomics is looking for two new student assistants from 15 December 2019 to support our research activities. More information can be found in the job descriptions attached below. Application deadlines end on 30 November 2019. Please indicate which position you would like to apply to.

We are looking forward to your applications!

Deutsche Bundesbank 12-month Trainee Program (Master)

Graduates get a glimpse of the Bundesbank's unique and manifold areas of activity and deepen their knowledge of central banking.

For more information please access the link below (unfortunately this page is not available in English):

Trainee Program (Master)

Ruhr Lecture

Wir möchten gerne auf die Vortragsreihe der "Ruhr Lecture 2019/2020" hinweisen. Auch Herr Prof. Roos wird am 16.12.2019 einen Vortrag zum Thema "Simulating Cities: Complexity and Agent-Based Modeling" im BlueSquare halten. Weitere Informationen können dem verlinkten Aushang entnommen werden.

Wir freuen uns auf Ihr Kommen!

Ruhr Lecture

Hochschulwettbewerb Bioökonomie

Die besten Projektideen werden mit 10.000 Euro zur Umsetzung und mit einem Workshop zur Wissenschaftskommunikation belohnt!

Weitere Informationen sind unter "Aktuelles" zusammengefasst oder können dem verlinkten Aushang entnommen werden.