"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


Sarah Gharbi

Sarah Gharbi

Sarah Gharbi was born in Besançon, France. In 2015 she received her Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Management from the University of Franche-Comté, France. During her undergraduate studies she attend a preparatory school which enabled her to pass the competitive exam of ENS Paris-Saclay. There, she received a Master degree in Economics with a focus on Microeconomics and Public Finance. During her Master degree she interned at Banque de France as a research assistant. Before joining the Taxation track of the Center of Doctoral Studies in Business, she interned at the University of California Santa Barbara as a research assistant with Pr. Youssef Benzarti, working on taxation.

Research Interests


Public Finance


Tax evasion

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

The renown of Mannheim’s graduate program first induced me to apply. Then I talked with several current students who always underlined the good atmosphere between students but also with Professors.

The flexibility of the Taxation track at the CDSB fits me well as it enables to specialize in taxation while following more general Economic courses.

Then the close links between the University and the Center for European Economic Research is, I believe, a key advantage of being a student at GESS.