ZEW and University of Mannheim Receive 1.6 Million Euros for Joint Tax Research

The Leibniz ScienceCampus MannheimTaxation, a joint initiative of ZEW Mannheim and the University of Mannheim, will receive 1.2 million euros in research funding from the Leibniz Association over a period of four years.

The funding was approved by the Senate of the Leibniz Association on 21 March 2023. In addition, the State of Baden-Württemberg will support the ScienceCampus with 0.4 million euros. The University of Mannheim and ZEW will invest a further 2.4 million euros in tax research within the framework of MannheimTaxation over the same period.
“Since its establishment, MannheimTaxation has repeatedly succeeded in bringing together the smartest minds in economics, law and political science from Germany and abroad to tackle prevalent issues in tax research,” says MannheimTaxation spokesperson Professor Christoph Spengel, ZEW Research Associate and Chair of Business Administration and Taxation II at the University of Mannheim. “MannheimTaxation has been a great success for almost a decade now. The interdisciplinary collaboration allows us to consider economic, entrepreneurial, political and legal aspects when dealing with fiscal issues,” says ZEW President Professor Achim Wambach.

In the new funding phase, research at the ScienceCampus will focus on

  1. taxation, innovation and sustainable growth,
  2. tax avoidance and evasion, latest developments in international taxation,
  3. tax incidence and (re)distribution, as well as
  4. fiscal policy and green taxation in the EU.

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