About MAGKS

The program

MAGKS is an inter-university graduate program comprised of six German universities – Philipps University Marburg, RWTH Aachen, Justus-Liebig-University Gießen, Georg-August-University Göttingen, the University of Kassel and the University of Siegen. It provides advanced education at the doctoral level and research support for beginning doctoral scholars who are already working on their PhD under the supervision of one of the professors of the participating universities.

Background

MAGKS was established in the summer term 2007 based on the recognition that there is an increasing gap between the education provided by universities in Master programs and the requirements for active research in economics. Current research published in academic journals has achieved a level of technical complexity that goes well beyond material covered in undergraduate and postgraduate education. To help PhD students close that gap and enable them to do theoretical and empirical work on their own that is publishable in international journals, the partner universities and participating faculty have created MAGKS .

A large variety of courses

The MAGKS program combines the joint competence of the six faculties in order to provide advanced education in all fields of economics. Thus, the doctoral students of participating universities benefit from a large variety of courses, methods and faculty that could not be supplied by a single university.

MAGKS regularly offers core courses in:

  • Advanced Macroeconomics
  • Advanced Microeconomics
  • Empirical Methods

In addition to these core courses, MAGKS students can take part in courses on specialized topics according to their individual fields of interest. In order to meet individual needs and interests, doctoral students select their courses individually. However, since enrolment is generally limited to 20 to 25 participants, students are recommended to register for the desired course well in advance.

Making use of research networks

MAGKS aims to establish an interuniversity research network and brings together faculty with younger scholars and advanced students. Each semester, the MAGKS workshop gives doctoral students the opportunity to present their research to faculty and fellow students.

Enrolling

MAGKS is not a PhD program but an inter-university network to help the Economics PhD-Students of the participating universities. As such there is no enrollment in MAGKS. If you would like to study for your PhD, feel free to contact our faculty to see whether they can supervise your dissertation.

Contact MAGKS

Contact MAGKS at the University of Siegen

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Carsten Hefeker
University of Siegen
Department of Economics (Faculty III)
Chair of European Economic Policy
Unteres Schloß 3
57072 Siegen
carsten[dot]hefeker[at]uni-siegen[dot]de

Direct contact

Benjamin Schäfer, M.Sc.

University of Siegen
Department of Economics (Faculty III)
Chair of European Economic Policy
Unteres Schloß 3
57072 Siegen

info[at]magks[dot]de

Phone: +49 271 740-4046

Contact MAGKS at RWTH Aachen

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Oliver Lorz
RWTH Aachen
Department of Business and Economics
Chair of International Economics
Templergraben 64
52062 Aachen
lorz[at]rwth-aachen[dot]de

Secretary

Susanne Mohammad Zadeh

Templergraben 64
52062 Aachen

Phone: +49 241 80 93931
Fax: +49 241 80 693931

Contact MAGKS at the JLU University Gießen

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jürgen Meckl
Justus-Liebig-University Gießen
Department of Economics and Business Studies
Chair of International Economics
Licher Straße 66
35394 Gießen
Juergen[dot]Meckl[at]wirtschaft[dot]uni-giessen[dot]de

Secretary

Cornelia Strack

Licher Straße 66
35394 Gießen

Phone: +49 641 99 22 111
Fax: +49 641 99 22 119

Contact MAGKS at the Georg-August-University Göttingen

Dr. Timo Trimborn
Room 2.139
Chair of International Economics
Georg-August-University Göttingen
Platz der Göttinger Sieben 3
37073 Göttingen
Timo[dot]Trimborn[at]wiwi[dot]uni-goettingen[dot]de

Contact MAGKS at the University of Kassel

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jochen Michaelis
University of Kassel
Department of Business and Economics
IVWL – Institute of Economics
Nora-Platiel-Straße 4
34109 Kassel
michaelis[at]wirtschaft[dot]uni-kassel[dot]de

Secretary

Heike Krönung

Nora-Platiel-Straße 4
34109 Kassel

Phone: +49 561 804 3071
Fax: +49 561 804 3083

Contact MAGKS at the Philipps University Marburg

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Bernd Hayo
Philipps University Marburg
Faculty of Business Administration and Economics
Chair of Macroeconomics
Universitätsstraße 24
35032 Marburg
hayo[at]wiwi[dot]uni-marburg[dot]de

Direct contact

Matthias Uhl

Altes Amtsgericht
Universitätsstraße 24
35032 Marburg

matthias[dot]uhl[at]wiwi[dot]uni-marburg[dot]de
Phone: +49 6421 28-23087