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(at)rub(.)de

You can find the campus map here.

News at the Chair

Student Job Vacancy

The Chair of Macroeconomics is seeking to employ a student (m/f/d) preferably with a Bachelor Degree for 6-8 hours per week for the duration of six months to work on mobility-related topics.

For further details please visit this link:

Student Job Vacancy (in German only!)

New Contact E-Mail (Until further notice)

Due to the ongoing IT related issues at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum,the chair of macroeconomics is temporarily unable to access the usual email accounts.
Hence we set up a new email address for your requests.

Course Information Summer Semester 2020

For an outline of the courses offered by the Chair of Macroeconomics this Summer Semester, please follow the link below


COVID-19 Teaching in SS 2020

Due to the current situation the summer semester has been postponed and is now scheduled to begin on 20.04.2020. During this semester all teaching, supervision and academic support will be delivered ONLINE. For further information and updates please check our "News" page regularly.


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)