Welcome to MAGKS, the interuniversity doctoral program in economics supported by the Universities of Marburg, Aachen, Gießen, Göttingen, Kassel and Siegen.

Here you will find information about MAGKS, the PhD courses offered by participating partner universities and the MAGKS doctoral workshop. This site also provides access to the MAGKS Joint Discussion Paper Series.

Two PhD positions in Marburg

Philipps-University Marburg is looking for applicants to fill two PhD positions (50%) in the fields of applied macroeconomics and empirical economic research. Application deadline is Sept 12th, 2016.

Find more information here (Sorry, German only): fb02-0012-wmz-120916-1

Send your application and additional documents until Sept 12th, 2016 using the reference fb02-0012-wmz-2016 to the Dean of the Department of Economics, Universitätsstraße 25, 35032 Marburg.

CfP: Workshop on International Trade and Labour Markets (Nov 25-26, 2016)

The Institute for Labour Law and Industrial Relations in the European Union
(IAAEU) and the Chair of International Economic Policy at Trier University, Germany will host a Workshop on International Trade and Labour Markets (Nov 25-26, 2016) at Trier University.

Deadline for the submission of complete papers is August 31, 2016. Please send your
contribution as a PDF to depinto[at]iaaeu[dot]de including information on your affiliation,
mail address, phone number and email. Authors will be notified no later than
September 30, 2016 as to whether their contribution has been accepted for the

Find more information at www.iaaeu.de and in the CfP.

PhD-Position in Marburg

Philipps-University Marburg is looking for applicants to fill a PhD-Position (75%) at the chair of Prof. Rapp (Accounting & Finance, Controlling). Application deadline is Dec 15th, 2015.

Find more information here (Sorry, German only): Stellenausschreibung WiMa – Uni MR – Rapp

Send your application and additional documents until Dec 15th, 2015 using the reference fb02-0017-
wmz-2015 to:
Dean of the Department of Economics, Prof. Dr. Bernd Hayo, Universitätsstraße 25, 35032 Marburg
or via e-mail:

CfP: 7th Annual Research Meeting on Economic Geography and International Trade (EGIT)

Researchers who are specialized in regional/urban economics and international trade come
together in order to share their ideas and comment on each other’s research papers. The
meeting encourages interaction and discussion between the researchers, so that new ideas
and joint projects can be initiated. Any theoretical or empirical paper discussing the topics of
economic geography or international trade is welcomed. This includes topics in urban
economics, regional economics, new economic geography, international trade, foreign direct
investment, and the economics of multinational firms.

Location: Frankfurt am Main
Start: Friday, February 19, 2016, early afternoon
End: Saturday, February 20, 2016, after lunch
No conference fee. Participants have to cover their own travel and accommodation costs.

Please send your paper before December 31, 2015 to egit[at]vwl[dot]tu-darmstadt[dot]de. Extended
abstracts are also welcome, but experience shows that full papers have a higher chance of
For further questions regarding the conference, please contact:
Volker Nitsch, nitsch[at]vwl[dot]tu-darmstadt[dot]de

Download the CfP here: CfP – EGIT February 2016

Call for Papers: PhD Workshop – Recent Developments in Macroeconometrics

The Department of Economics at the University of Göttingen is hosting a PhD workshop in macroeconometrics on April 15 and 16, 2016. The workshop is primarily intended for PhD students and young post docs working in the area of macroeconometrics or empirical macroeconomics. The aim of the workshop is to bring together doctoral students and researchers who work on macroeconomic topics using advanced econometrics. The workshop gives doctoral students the opportunity to present their research in a conference setting and to get feedback from senior economists.

Theoretical econometric as well as applied papers using recent time series or panel data techniques are welcome. Completed manuscripts or extended abstracts can be submitted via email to tino[dot]berger[at]wiwi[dot]uni-­goettingen.de. Submissions must be received on or before January 31, 2016.

Download the CfP here: CfP – Macroeconometrics Workshop Göttingen, April 2016

Vacancies in Gießen and Hamburg

For the project “REDMig (Nicht-monetäre Bildungserträge in Form sozialer Einbindung von Menschen mit und ohne Migrationshintergrund)”, Universities Gießen (Prof. Winker) and Hamburg (Prof. Gogolin) are looking for a post-doctoral researcher and a PhD-candidate, respectively.

Find more information in the job offerings (German only, sorry):

Application deadlines are November 15 (Hamburg) and November 16 (Gießen)