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.


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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Upcoming Master Seminar

Next term's seminar E571 Topics in Development Economics will deal with the empirical evaluation of public policies in developing countries.

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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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Teaching Schedule Summer 2020

Prof. Merlo will be on sabbatical next summer. For this reason we won't be offering a Bachelor Thesis Seminar or a Master Seminar. All lectures will be offered by colleagues from the Department of Economics.

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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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