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Marius Cziriak

Marius Cziriak

Marius was born in Memmingen, Germany. During his undergraduate studies in Economics at the University of Heidelberg, he worked as a student assistant at the chair of Public Finance under Prof. Christoph Vanberg, and spent a semester abroad at the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH). After internships at the Institute of Economic and Social Research (WSI) in Düsseldorf and the Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim, he completed the Master's program in Economics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Univerität (LMU) in Munich. In Munich, he worked as research assistant at the Munich Center for the Economics of Ageing at the Max Planck Society (MEA), where he also wrote his thesis on childhood circumstances, life-course investment decisions, and their effect on the accumulation of wealth in old age. In September 2019, Marius joined the Taxation program of the Center of Doctoral Studies in Business.

Research interests

Social Security and Pension Economics

Household Saving and Personal Finance

Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents

Why I chose the University of Mannheim and in particular the GESS

The bundling of expertise in the ScienceCampus MaTax, the excellent research infrastructure at the University of Mannheim, its international reputation, and the proximity to one of Europe's leading research institute, the Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), give unique opportunities for aspiring academics. The structured PhD program in the Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences gives the necessary theoretical knowledge and state-of-the-art methodological skills that allow to turn long-cherished ideas into future research projects.