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International Women's Day: Four questions for...

Marking International Women's Day, the economists Lisa Windsteiger and Raisa Sherif of the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance talk about their work, about the challenges of becoming a researcher and what the...

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Kai Brückerhoff Selected as Top 40 Under 40

Kai Brückerhoff, a former research associate at the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance, has been awarded the title of "Young Elite - Top 40 Under 40" of 2020 in the category "Politics and Government" by the...

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Law Books of the Year 2020

“Die Steuerumgehung” by Prof. Dr. Christine Osterloh-Konrad, a former senior research fellow at the MPI for Tax Law and Public Finance, is on this year's list of recommended legal literature.

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Call for Applications

The Political Economy of Conflict and Redistribution (PolEcCon) Summer School 2021 is aimed at young researchers in the early stage of their careers as PhD students and Postdocs, notably in the fields of Economics and Political...

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Dr. Johanna Stark Awarded Otto Schmidt Prize

Dr. Johanna Stark, a senior research fellow at the Institute, has been awarded the Otto Schmidt Prize for publications in the field of international law.

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A Minimum Tax for Multinationals?

Alongside France, Germany is the driving force behind the current OECD proposal to set a lower limit to tax competition using an international minimum tax. Dr. Erik Röder argues that the proposal will not relieve Germany in any...

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Kick-off for the Global Virtual Seminar Series on Contests & Conflict

Bath - Beijing - Cincinnati - Los Angeles - Munich - Singapore - Sydney—On November 18th, 2020 the Global Seminar on Contests & Conflict was launched.

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Almuni Award for Savvas Kostikidis

Savvas Kostikidis, a research associate at the Institute, has won this year’s "Award of the Alumni Association of the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance" for his article “Influencer Income and Tax Treaties”.

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Podcast: Is it Worth it?

Why is social inequality steadily growing in Germany? What are the costs of perfect immunity? And how is it that the state is so active in economic policy? Many questions which are answered in an English-language podcast focusing...

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Too Many Poor May Harm Redistribution

In a small two-class society democratic redistribution might only work if the size ratio between the rich and the poor is not too large, a study at the Institute shows. If the number of poor is larger than the square of the...

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Caroline Heber Concludes Her Habilitation

PD Dr. Caroline Heber, senior research fellow at the Institute, has successfully completed her habilitation at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. She is now authorized to teach tax law, financial law and European...

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Interview: A Turning Point in International Tax Law

When the G20 finance ministers meet in mid-October, they will be negotiating a paradigm shift in international tax law: which state will be allowed to tax corporate profits in the future, profits generated not just by tech giants...

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Prestigious Prize for "Law for Sale"

Dr. Johanna Stark, a senior research fellow at the Institute, was awarded for her doctoral thesis with one of Germany’s most highly remunerated dissertation awards in the field of economics and social sciences.

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Tax Law Under Heavy Weather

Is German fiscal policy prepared for stormy times? At the Munich Tax Symposium, Wolfgang Schön shows ways for our tax law to respond to the Covid-19-crisis.

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Corinna Coupette Receives Otto Hahn Medal

Dr. Corinna Coupette was awarded the Otto Hahn Medal for her research at the interface between law and computer science.

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MPI in the Media: Never Let a Good Crisis Go to Waste

Difficult times, in which nobody knows exactly what to do, also offer us the chance to push through individual interests. Dusty proposals and draft laws are put back on the table as a panacea: If only the politicians had listened...

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MPI in the Media: Citizenship Trade Inside the EU

'Golden Passport' programmes not only make the EU vulnerable for money laundering, tax evasion and corruption, but also create false incentives from a welfare economics perspective, Kai A. Konrad, Director at the MPI for Tax Law...

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MPI in the Media: ESM Credit Line Instead of Coronabonds

Julian Pröbstl, research assistant at the MPI for Tax Law and Public Finance argues that resorting to the ESM credit line is to be preferred to issuing coronabonds because the former is legally more certain and can be implemented...

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Die neue Weltsteuerordnung: Politische Eile oder konzeptionelle Weile?

Die Diskussion um eine angemessene Besteuerung von Google, Apple, Facebook und Amazon ist in eine Debatte um die weltweite Neuordnung der Besteuerungsrechte zwischen den Staaten gemündet. Doch müssen die konzeptionellen...

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Andreas Martin Fleckner Joins Humboldt University of Berlin

Andreas Martin Fleckner, former head of the Otto Hahn Group on Financial Regulation at the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance, joined the law faculty of Humboldt University of Berlin in February and was appointed...

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Launch of New Hugh Ault Fellowship Programme

The Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance has launched a new visiting fellows programme for outstanding young researchers. It bears the name of Hugh Ault, professor emeritus at Boston College Law School,...

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Max Planck Economics Podcast on How to Tax Couples

What is a fair and/or efficient way to tax couples? Jointly on the income of both the partners? Or individually? How does this decision change when we account for the value of household goods and services that are produced and...

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Call for Applications

The Political Economy of Conflict and Redistribution (PECR) Summer School is aimed at young researchers in the early stage of their careers as PhD students and Postdocs, notably in the fields of Economics and Political Science....

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”Law for Sale” One of the Law Books of the Year 2019

“Law for Sale” by Dr. Johanna Stark, a Senior Research Fellow at the MPI for Tax Law and Public Finance, is on this year’s list of the ”Law Books of the Year” published in Germany’s most read legal weekly magazine “Neue...

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The Rich, the Poor and Social Cooperation

Rich people are believed to be more cooperative than poor people, Dr. Andrea Martinangeli, a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute found out. This might be good news. People tend to condition their cooperation on what is...

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For Women, Stress and Competition is a Bad Combination

In general, both men and women perform better in competitive situations. However, when women are in a state of elevated stress, competition has the opposite effect and leads to worse performance. As a consequence, women under...

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Max Planck Economics Podcast: Social Media and the Survival of Autocracies

Does the Internet and social media enable more communication and organisation between citizens than authoritarian regimes can bear? Or do they merely lead to new forms of censorship? In a new episode of the Max Planck Economics...

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The Limits of International Fiscal Coordination

Time, place and topic were in keeping with each other: In London, on the date Brexit had been due at the end of March 2019, leading jurists, accounting scholars and economists from academia, business and government gathered to...

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On the Composition of Legal Texts

“How do lawyers compose their texts?” was the question in focus of a lecture given by Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Wolfgang Schön at the 2019 Theme Concerts in Munich.

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Lisa Windsteiger Wins Kurt Rothschild Prize

Lisa Windsteiger was honored with a Kurt Rothschild Prize for her study on “The Redistributive Consequences of Segregation”. The prize, which is awarded jointly by the SPÖ Parliamentary Club and the Karl Renner Institute, honors...

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Four Awards for Chiara Balbinot

Dr. Chiara Balbinot, a former research assistant at the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance, has received four academic awards for her PhD thesis.

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Max Planck Economics Podcast: How to Motivate Teams for Cognitively Challenging Tasks

Bonus secured, motivation gone? In the new Max Planck Economics Podcast we learn that bonus payments can motivate teams to solve cognitively challenging tasks and – contrary to popular claim – do not crowd-out intrinsic...

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Max Planck Economics Podcast: Entrance Fees for Refugees? Lottery Tickets for Parliament?

Instead of wasting their money on traffickers, immigrants should be able to buy migration certificates from host countries. Seats in parliament should be assigned randomly, to make sure that the population is represented...

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Die Bibliothek – ein Labor

[Translate to English:] Am 24. Oktober ist Tag der Bibliotheken. Peter Weber, der Bibliotheksleiter an den Max-Planck-Instituten für Steuerrecht und Öffentliche Finanzen sowie für Innovation und Wettbewerb, spricht mit der...

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Max Planck Economics Podcast: Does Participatory Theatre Empower Women?

In the second episode of our Economics Podcast we talk to Professor Jyotsna Jalan from the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences in Calcutta, India. We discuss whether and how participatory theatre in rural India influences the...

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Christine Osterloh-Konrad Awarded Albert Hensel Prize

Prof. Dr. Christine Osterloh-Konrad was awarded the Albert Hensel Prize 2018 for her habilitation thesis "Die Steuerumgehung – Eine rechtsvergleichende und rechtstheoretische Analyse". With this prize, the Deutsche...

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More Brussels, Less Berlin?

On the occasion of the Max Planck Day 2018, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Wolfgang Schön, Director at the MPI for Tax Law and Public Finance, and Prof. Dr. Ulrich Becker, Director at the MPI for Social Law and Social Policy, addressed the...

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Max Planck Economics Podcast

We are pleased to announce the Max Planck Economics Podcast, a series of in-depth conversations with selected guests of the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance.

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“Forschungspreis Soziale Marktwirtschaft: Third Place for Marta Castelon”

Dr. Marta Castelon, a former research associate at the MPI for Tax Law and Public Finance, was again awarded for her doctoral thesis – with one of Germany’s most highly remunerated awards in the field of economics and social...

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Leopoldo Parada Wins the Prestigious Sorbonne Tax Thesis Award

Dr. Leopoldo Paradas’s doctoral thesis entitled “Double Non-Taxation and the Use of Hybrid Entities. An Alternative Approach in the New Era of BEPS (2018)” was awarded the Sorbonne Tax Thesis Award 2018. Leopoldo Parada wrote his...

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Hostility Towards Minorities Can Be Contagious

If people act hostile towards other ethnic groups, they easily find imitators.

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Amanda Duque dos Santos Awarded Albert J. Rädler Medal 2017

Amanda Duque dos Santos, a research associate at the MPI for Tax Law and Public Finance, has been honoured with the Albert J. Rädler Medal 2017. The prize was awarded for her master’s thesis titled “Transfer-Pricing Rules and...

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Conference: Is the Euro Sustainable - And What if Not?

Leading German and international economist discussed the resilience of the euro and the management of consequences and expenses of a potential collapse of the euro at the invitation of the international business school ESMT...

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Johanna Stark Member of the Future Faculty

Dr. Johanna Stark, a senior research fellow at the MPI for Tax Law and Public Finance, has been invited to help shape the jurisprudential project “Future Faculty” (Zukunftsfakultät), funded by the research network “Recht im...

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Christine Osterloh-Konrad Accepts Call to University of Tübingen

PD Dr. Christine Osterloh-Konrad, a senior research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance, has accepted a call to the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen. She will take over the Chair of Private Law,...

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Marta Castelon Awarded Another Academic Prize for her Dissertation

Dr. Marta Castelon, a former research associate at the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance, was honoured with a prize for her PhD thesis "International taxation of income from services under double tax conventions...

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Wolfang Schön Delivers Max Weber Lecture

Wolfgang Schön, a director at the MPI for Tax Law and Public Finance, delivered the prestigious Max Weber Lecture at the European University Institute in Fiesole on “Taxation and Democracy” on 11 October 2017.

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Academic Prize for Dr. Carsten Hohmann

Dr. Carsten Hohmann’s doctoral thesis was awarded the “Wissenschaftspreis” / “Academic Prize” of the Munich Chamber of Tax Consultants. Carsten wrote his doctoral thesis at the MPI for Tax Law and Public Finance. If you read...

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Best Law Books of 2017

“Regulation and Private Law” by Alexander Hellgardt, a former senior research fellow at the MPI for Tax Law and Public Finance, has been recommended as one of this year’s best law books.

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Kai A. Konrad Delivers Huang Da-Mundell Lecture

Prof. Dr. Kai A. Konrad, a director at the MPI for Tax Law and Public Finance, was honoured to deliver the prestigious Huang Da-Mundell Lecture at Renmin University of China on 25 September 2017.

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Whistleblowing – Deterring the Use of Offshore Banking Services

Whistleblowers are not only helping to disclose immoral or criminal acts but also to deter offenders. Niels Johannesen from the University of Copenhagen and Tim Stolper from the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance...

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Christine Osterloh-Konrad Concludes Her Habilitation

PD Dr. Christine Osterloh-Konrad, a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute, has successfully concluded her habilitation at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich (LMU). Her teaching qualification covers the area of civil...

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Call for Papers: Postdoctoral Conference on Tax Law

The Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance invites young scholars to attend the 4th Max Planck European Postdoctoral Conference on Tax Law which will be held on 15-16 January 2018 in Munich. The Conference provides...

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Two Awards on the IFA Congress 2017 in Rio

Two awards have been granted to academics of the MPI for Tax Law and Public Finance at the August/September 71st Congress of the International Fiscal Association in Rio de Janeiro. Dr. Carsten Hohmann, a former Research Associate...

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Handelsblatt Economists’ Ranking 2017

In the recently published “Handelsblatt VWL-Ranking 2017” Prof. Dr. Kai A. Konrad, Director at the MPI for Tax Law and Public Finance, ranks fifth in the selection “Lebenswerk – Gesamtforschungsleistung”.

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Emile Noël Fellowship Granted to Dr. Caroline Heber

Dr. Caroline Heber, a Senior Research Fellow at the MPI for Tax Law and Public Finance, has been appointed as a Global Emile Noël Fellow at the Jean Monnet Center for International and Regional Economic Law & Justice at New York...

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Dr. Marta Castelon Awarded Prize of the Munich University Society

Dr. Marta Castelon, former Research Associate at the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance, was honored with a prize for her PhD thesis entitled "International taxation of income under services under double tax...

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Newsletter Issue 6

We are pleased to announce the sixth issue of the newsletter of the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance.

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“International Tax Law Award 2017” for Dr. Angelika Meindl-Ringler

Dr. Angelika Meindl-Ringler, former research associate at the MPI for Tax Law and Public Finance, received the “International Tax Law Award 2017” of the German Federal Chamber of Tax Consultants (BStBK) for her doctoral thesis...

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Gerritsen Appointed Assistant Professor at the Erasmus University Rotterdam

Dr Aart Gerritsen, a Senior Research Fellow at the MPI for Tax Law and Public Finance, was appointed as assistant professor at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. On 1 June 2017 he will join the Department of Economics at the...

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Three Dissertations Honoured with Faculty Award

Dr. Johanna Stark, a Senior Research Fellow at the MPI for Tax Law and Public Finance since January 2017 and Dr. Angelika Meindl-Ringler, a former Research Associate at the Institute, have been awarded the Faculty Award 2016 for...

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Wolfgang Schön Honoured with Francqui Chair

With an inaugural lecture on “The Future of International Tax Law” delivered on 16 March 2017, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Wolfgang Schön took up the International Franqui Professor Chair at the University of Antwerp.

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Kai A. Konrad Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Council of the ZEW

Prof. Dr. Kai A. Konrad has been awarded the post of Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim.

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Alexander Hellgardt Accepts Call to Regensburg University

Prof. Dr. Alexander Hellgardt, Senior Research Fellow at the MPI for Tax Law and Public Finance, has accepted a call to Regensburg University. He will take over the Chair of Private Law, Corporate Law and Jurisprudence, on 1...

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Two Nominations for the Frans Vanistendael Award 2017

Dr. Angelika Meindl-Ringler and Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Wolfgang Schön have been nominated for the Frans Vanistendael Award for International Tax Law 2017.

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