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.
We are looking for student tutors for the course Introductory Microeconomics (E170) in the summer term 2020 starting on April 14, 2020. Fluent German language skills are mandatory. Please see PDF for further details. Applications are welcomed until January 6, 2020.
We are looking for PostDoc and PhD researchers with strong skills in applied microeconomics and microeconometrics with research interests in international taxation, international economics, MNEs, tax policy. Check out our job postings!
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)
Next term's seminar E571 Topics in Development Economics will deal with the empirical evaluation of public policies in developing countries.
Students may choose a topic in the areas of international trade, development economics, geographical economics and multinational firm behavior.
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.
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