"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


Jan Kock

Jan Kock

Jan Kock first got to know the University of Mannheim during his Bachelor studies in Economics. After an internship at the Centre for European Economic Research in the research group "International Distribution and Redistribution" and an exchange semester at Louvain-la-Neuve in Belgium, he decided to stay abroad in order to pursue a Research Master in Economics at the Université Catholique de Louvain. His interest in corporate taxation eventually led him into becoming a research assistant at the Louvain School of Management. Before joining the MaTax Campus in Fall 2018, he worked on international corporate tax reform as a Trainee at the Directorate General for the Taxation and Customs Union of the European Commission in Brussels.

Research Interests
Corporate taxation and technological change

Optimal taxation of heterogeneous households

Tax shifts

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

Already during my Bachelor I enjoyed studying at the University of Mannheim due its high quality in teaching and research, the excellent organisation and its connection to renowned research institutes like the Centre for European Economic Research. I also appreciate the programme structure of the Taxation track at the CDSB, and the freedom it offers to pursue a research path adapated optimally to one's academic interests. What also excites me about the GESS is the interdisciplinary environment it provides. Having a background in economics, I am particularly looking forward to gain additional insights on taxation from a legal and accounting perspective.