International Economics and International Taxation

We study how economic policy, in particular taxation and international agreements, affects the economic incentives of firms and individuals. Understanding how financial, investment and location decisions are shaped by countries' unilateral or coordinated policy measures is essential to assess the effect of those policies on the global allocation of different dimensions of economic activity.

We are part of the RSIT, an interdisciplinary group of researchers from the School of Business and Economics and the Faculty of Law analyzing current issues in international taxation.

Prof. Dr. Valeria Merlo


Mailing address
Department of Economics
University of Tübingen
Nauklerstr. 47, 72074 Tübingen

Administrative assistant
Manuela Campos
 +49 7071 29-78544


Welcome to our Team!

Happy to welcome Camila Cisneros Acevedo, Jaqueline Hansen and Johanna Paraknewitz to our team.

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Upcoming Seminar E571 Topics in Development Economics

This term's seminar will deal with different potential explanations for why some countries remain "at the bottom". We will discuss recent papers on policy change, migration effects, inequality, gender and developmental issues that arise from rural areas.

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DFG funds new Research Unit at the School of Business and Economics

The German Research Foundation (DFG) is establishing the Research Unit "Understanding the Behaviour of Multinational Corporations in the Context of International Tax institutions" (FOR 2738)

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Bachelor Thesis Seminar

Students may choose a topic in the areas of international trade, development economics, geographical economics and multinational firm behavior.

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A costly Brexit?

Deutsche Bundesbank Research Brief: De-liberalisation of trade in services and its potential cost, by S. Blank, P.H. Egger, V. Merlo and G. Wamser

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