"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

Raphael Müller


Raphael Müller was born in 1993 in Augsburg, Germany. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Management & Law from the Management Center Innsbruck (MCI) university of applied sciences in 2014. He spent one semester abroad at the University Pontificia Comillas in Madrid, Spain. After a gap year, partly spent as an intern at the accounting department of an e-commerce company in London, he studied Business Administration with a focus on Taxation and Finance at the University of Mannheim.

During his Master’s studies, Raphael acquired additional valuable working experience as student research assistant at the chair of international taxation and as working student at a tax advisory company.

Research interests

Taxation of the digital economy

Transfer pricing

Tax planning

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

During my studies, I already experienced the excellent education and research at the university of Mannheim. The GESS provides the ideal frame to become part of this strong network and to engage in interaction with fellow doctoral students and scholars. In addition, the structured course phase allows me to gain solid theoretical knowledge and state-of-the-art methodological skills that are essential for my future research projects.