Further Honours for Caroline Glenk

Dr. Caroline Glenk has been awarded two more prizes for her dissertation "Verlustverrechnung bei Personengesellschaften und anderen transparent besteuerten Gesellschaftsformen. Eine rechtsvergleichende Analyse zwischen Deutschland, Frankreich und den USA".


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President Elect and Secretary General Visit the Institute

On 25 April 2023, Prof. Patrick Cramer, President-designate of the Max Planck Society, ac-companied by Dr Simone Schwanitz, Secretary General, and Dr Sabine Gieszinger, Institute Supervisor, visited our Institute.


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New to the Institute

This year, our institute has already been able to convince two young scientists, Dr. Tuğçe Nimet Yaşar, and Dr. Fabian Kratzlmeier, to join our Department for Business and Tax Law as Senior Research Fellows.

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Leseempfehlung der JZ: „Nutzungsausgleich im Bürgerlichen Recht“

Prof. Dr. Erik Röders Habilitationsschrift über den „Nutzungsausgleich im Bürgerlichen Recht“ wurde von der JuristenZeitung auf die exklusive Liste der “Juristischen Bücher des Jahres“ aus 2022 gesetzt.

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Caroline von Humboldt Award 2022 goes to Corinna Coupette

The Selection Committee has unanimously decided to grant the Caroline von Humboldt Award 2022 to Dr Corinna Coupette based on her excellent academic career and her exciting interdisciplinary research.

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International Public Economics SS2023
Date: 04/17/2023 - 06/05/2023
Time: 10:00 - 14:00
Speaker: Prof. Kai A. Konrad
The Optimal Move Order in Two-Player Tullock Contests
Contests & Conflict
Date: 06/14/2023
Time: 16:00
Speaker: Zhewei Wang

Zhewei Wang (Shandong University) is going to present this paper (joint work with Lei Gao and Jingfeng Lu). Click below for the Zoom Link.

Do Failed or Weak States Favor Resident Terrorist Groups’ Survival?
Contests & Conflict
Date: 07/12/2023
Time: 18:00
Speaker: Todd Sandler

Todd Sandler (University of Texas at Dallas) is going to present this paper (joint work with Khusrav Gaibulloev and James A. Piazza). Click below for the Zoom Link.

Current Publications

The Law between Objectivity and Power

Philip M. Bender (ed.)

Is law an instrument of the powerful or – on the contrary – an objective reality that limits power?

Published: Nomos, 2022, 477 p.

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Elusive Effects of Oil and Gas Embargoes

Kai A. Konrad and Marcel Thum

The flow of forgone revenues of an oil or gas exporter turns out to be a poor and conceptually flawed indicator of the damage imposed on the embargoed country. This is due to the specific logic of markets for depletable natural resources. Kai A. Konrad and Marcel Thum study the effectiveness of oil and gas export embargoes, and focus also on the case of autocratically governed countries.

Published: Working Paper of the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance No. 2022-05.

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Taxing Profit in a Global Economy

Michael P. Devereux, Alan J. Auerbach, Michael Keen, Paul Oosterhuis, Wolfgang Schön, and John Vella

Written by a group of leading tax specialists across law and economics, "Taxing Profit in a Global Economy" addresses fundamental issues of principle and practice in the taxation of business profit and the allocation of taxing rights over such profit among countries.

Published: Oxford, 2021, Oxford University Press, 370 pages

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Regulatory Thickets – a Problem?

Stefano Barbieri, Kai A. Konrad

The growing thicket of regulatory rules in professional and private life is a well-known phenomenon in modern societies. Whereas specific rules and regulations may seem sensible, an excess of too strict and too deep regulations often creates problems, to the detriment of sensibility. Quite apart from issues of free personal development, this excess can curb the ability to innovate and inhibit the dynamics of growth, and thus undermine the foundations for societal welfare.

Published: Oxford University Law Blog, 17/12/2020

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Tax Justice Beyond National Borders—International or Interpersonal?

Johanna Stark

Recent times have seen growing calls for considerations of justice to be given a greater role in international tax law. The main driver of these calls are distributive concerns, although agreement is still missing as to what this means in terms of both principle and practice. This article asks whether it is the task of international tax law to implement principles of distributive justice beyond the national context and gives an overview of how the ‘global justice debate’ in contemporary moral and political philosophy bears on this question.

Published: Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, 42/2022, No. 1, 133–160.

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