Prof. Dr. Christoph Spengel

Prof. Dr. Christoph Spengel

Chair of Business Administration and International Taxation (Taxation II)


Main fields of research

  • International Taxation and Tax Planning
  • Tax Accounting
  • Harmonization of Company Taxation in Europe
  • Measurement of Effective Tax Burdens
  • Taxation and Innovation
  • Taxation in the Digital Economy

Curriculum vitae

1990 Diplom-Kaufmann (M.Sc. in Business Administration), University of Mannheim
1995 Dr. rer. pol., University of Mannheim
2002 Post-doctoral degree (Habilitation), University of Mannheim
2002–2003 Senior Tax Manager in one of the “Big 4” firms and Deputy Professor, University of Hamburg
2003–2006 Professor of Business Administration and International Taxation, Justus Liebig-University of Gießen
Since 2003 Member of the Scientific Council of the German Federal Ministry of Finance
Since 2003 Research Associate, Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW)
Since 2006 Professor of Business Administration and International Taxation, University of Mannheim
Since 2007 International Research Fellow, Oxford University, Saïd Business School
Since 2007 Academic Director, Mannheim Master of Accounting and Taxation, Mannheim Business School
Since 2014 Director and Speaker, Leibniz Scientific Campus MaTax

Selected memberships

  • Schmalenbach Association for Business Administration (Taxation working group)
  • International Fiscal Association (IFA)
  • European Association of Tax Law Professors (EATLP)
  • Fachinstitut der Steuerberater e.V.

Prizes, awards, honors

  • Received multiple awards for diploma thesis, dissertation and post-doc thesis
  • Excellence in Executive Teaching Award 2009, Mannheim Business School
  • Students Teaching Award 2013, Mannheim Business School
  • Outstanding Commitment Award 2017, Mannheim Business School
  • Overall Teaching Award 2018, University of Mannheim

Selected editorial activities

  • Editorial Board and Contributing Author: “World Tax Journal (WTJ)”
  • Managing Editor: “Steuer und Wirtschaft (StuW)”

Selected publications