Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaft

Axel Prettl, M.Sc.

PhD fellow at the University of Tübingen

Contact details

Mohlstraße 36, D-72074 Tübingen, Germany
Room 402
Phone: +497071 29 78184
E-Mail: a.prettlspam prevention@student.uni-tuebingen.de


Visiting Researcher (three months)
Supervisor: Michael Devereux
2017, University of Oxford, United Kingdom.

Visiting Researcher (six months)
Supervisor: Alan Auerbach
2016/17, University of California, Berkeley, USA.

Visiting Researcher (four months)
Supervisor: Joel Slemrod
2016, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA.

PhD in Economics and Business Administration
since 2014, University of Tübingen, Germany.

M.Sc. (General Management) (second part)
2013, University of Tübingen, Germany.

M.Sc. (Supply Chain Management) (first part)
2012, University of Cologne, Germany.

B.Sc. (Economics and Business Administration)
2010, University of Tübingen, Germany.

Research Interests

(Corporate) Taxation

Firm Investment

Controlled Foreign Company (CFC) rules

Multinational Location Decisions

Mergers and Acquisitions

Working papers

Profit Shifting and CFC rules - The thin bridge between worldwide and territorial corporate tax systems
Best paper award at the Oxford University CBT Doctoral Conference 2017)
Influence of Controlled Foreign Company (CFC) Rules on Cross-Border M&A Activity
(with Dominik von Hagen)

Work in progress

How to create a comparable law strenght index?
What do we know about CFC rules?

Seminar and conference presentations


"Controlled Foreign Company Legislation" Conference, Rust

Doctorate Seminar of the Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law, WU, Vienna


Academic Symposium Oxford (Discussant)

OUC Conference 2018

Leibniz Kolleg (Seminar)


University of Oxford (Seminar)
CBT Oxford workshop (Discussant)
MaTax Conference 2017
Doctoral Conference 2017 Oxford (Best Paper Award)
PhD Conference "Tax Policy in the Global Economy" (Tübingen)


National Tax Association (NTA) Annual Conference (Baltimore)

Stanford University (Seminar)

University of California Berkeley (Seminar)

International Institute of Public Finance (IIPF) Annual Conference (Lake Tahoe)

Ifo Institute Munich (Public Economics Research Seminar)


University of Tübingen (workshop)

Peer Review Referee Work

Journal of Public Economics (JPubE), International Tax and Public Finance (ITAX)

Participation additional to PhD program

PhD-Course "Topics in Economics and Statistics", University of Dresden, 2015

Spring School in Quantitative Methods, University of Hohenheim, 2015

IIPF Doctoral School, University of Oxford, 2014

Conference "Tax Policy and the Activities of Multinational Firms", Tübingen, 2014