The Taxation program puts special emphasis on the demanding quantitative methods which represent the toolkit for state of the art research in this field. The courses of the first semester provide the students with a fundamental knowledge of the relevant mathematical, econometric and microeconomic principles. During the second semester, students are introduced to the core insights and the current research frontier of taxation research. Subsequently, students develop their particular strengths and interests by means of elective courses. The coursework then gradually phases out to create room for the students’ own research agendas.
Graduate students will work closely with researchers affiliated to the newly established ScienceCampus MannheimTax (MaTax) which is a joint initiative of the University of Mannheim and the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) for bundling their expertise in tax research across the disciplines of business administration, economics, law, and political science. MaTax researchers contribute to a wide range of topics in this field including company taxation, public finance, innovation taxation, taxation of the financial sector, tax harmonization in the European Union, international and European tax law, tax competition, behavioral responses to taxation, and tax incidence. For more information on research topics, please consult the individual internet pages (e.g., Andreas Peichl, Christoph Spengel, Clemens Fuest, Friedrich Heinemann, Johannes Voget, Ulrich Schreiber).