"I really enjoy the multinational working and research environment with highly qualified and open-minded fellow students from all over the world." Behnaz Gholami, CDSB

Elisa Casi


Elisa Casi is originally from Piacenza, Italy. In 2012 she received her Bachelor´s Degree from Bocconi University (Milan) with a focus on International Finance and during her Bachelor studies she spent one semester as exchange student at Bilkent University (Ankara). Before starting her Master´s studies she spent one year working as intern at mutares AG (Munich) in the portfolio management department and at Deutsche Telekom AG (Bonn) in the controlling department. In 2015 she obtained her Master´s Degree from the University of Mannheim with a focus on Accounting and Taxation and during her Master studies she gained experience in research by working as student research assistant at the Center for European Economic Research, at the Chair of Taxation and Finance and at the Chair of Business Administration and Taxation II.



Research Interests

  • International Tax Planning
  • European Taxation

Why I chose the University of Mannheim and in particular the GESS

I was initially attracted by the University of Mannheim because of its top reputation in Germany and worldwide. After my Master, I decided to stay here for my PhD studies because now I know it deserves the great reputation it holds. Especially in the field of taxation, it offers an excellent research environment. I chose in particular the GESS program due to all the opportunities available within this program, which are not limited to extensive course offers and interesting seminars but include also a stimulating network of researchers from all over the world.