Chair News

Student assistant wanted
The Chair of Economic Policy and Applied Econometrics is looking for a Student Assistant. Application deadline: May 16, 2021.

Teaching - Summer Term 2020
The courses for the upcoming summer term have now been updated.

Summer Term 2020
The course offering for the upcoming summer term is now available online. Information about the start and mode of the course will follow shortly. For more information about the current situation, please see here and here.

Teaching - Winter term 2019/2020
You can now find the offered courses for the upcoming winter term following Teaching/Winter term 2019/2020.

Welcome to the chair for Economic Policy and Applied Econometrics

In research and teaching the chair deals with current economic policy issues, especially in the fields of labor market research, welfare measurement, education and business cycle analysis. Economic relations are analyzed, using observed data and applied econometric methods. The main focus of the chair is on the evaluation of governmental interventions.

The students learn how to derive reliable insights, using appropriate identification strategies. Considering socio-economic factors, these insights are used to identify causal effects.

Postal address:

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Christoph M. Schmidt
Lehrstuhl für Wirtschaftspolitik und angewandte Ökonometrie
Gebäude GD, Ebene 02, Raum 225
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
44780 Bochum


Universitätstraße 150
44801 Bochum
Building GD, Floor 02, Room 225

Telefon: +49 (0)201 8149-228
Telefax: +49 (0)201 8149-236


Current publication

Empirische Wirtschaftsforschung

For further information on the book visit the page of the publisher. 

You can order the book here.