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Kai A. Konrad Elected to Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities

Kai A. Konrad has been elected to membership of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities.

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Madeleine Simonek is our Guest

The Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance welcomes Professor Dr. Madeleine Simonek from the University of Zurich. She is our guest from November 10th to December 20th 2014.

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Academic Prize for Dr. Christian Marquart

Dr. Christian Marquart’s doctoral thesis entitled “Interest Deductions and the Allocation of Profits for Tax Purposes” was awarded the “Wissenschaftspreis” / “Academic Prize” of the Munich Chamber of Tax Consultants. Christian Marquart wrote his doctoral thesis at the MPI for Tax Law and Public Finance, which also supported him with a scholarship.

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NZZ-Podium in Berlin

"How will German politics change if the economy stumbles again?" Kai A. Konrad, Gesine Lötzsch, Adolf Muschg, Antje Vollmer and Thomas Weber in a short interview during the NZZ-Podium on 21 October in Berlin.

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Appreciation - Legal Books of the Year

The collective volume "Legal Rules for the Closed Corporation" by Gregor Bachmann, Horst Eidenmüller, Andreas Engert, Holger Fleischer and Wolfgang Schön was selected as one of the legal books of the year.

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Current publications

Caroline Heber and Christian Sternberg

Legal Interpretation of Tax Law: Germany

„Legal Interpretation of Tax Law“ is the first book to deal comparatively with tax law interpretation in economies engaged in cross-border investment at a global level. In chapter 6 Caroline Heber and Christian Sternberg elaborate how tax law is interpreted and applied in Germany.

Published: Heber, C. / Sternberg, C.: Chapter 6: Germany. In: van Brederode, Robert F., Krever / Rick (eds.): Legal Interpretation of Tax Law. Alphen aan den Rijn, Kluwer Law International, 2014, p. 163 - 189.

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Erik Hornung

Railroads and Growth in Prussia

Cities that gained railroad access in the early phase of railroad-network expansion in Prussia subsequently grew an additional 1.7 percentage points faster per year than their unconnected neighbours. This is the result of an empirical study by Erik Hornung.

Published: Railroads and growth in Prussia. Journal of the European Economic Association, forthcoming.

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