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.
Happy to welcome Camila Cisneros Acevedo, Jaqueline Hansen and Johanna Paraknewitz to our team.
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.
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)
Students may choose a topic in the areas of international trade, development economics, geographical economics and multinational firm behavior.
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