What is a ScienceCampus?

The ScienceCampus model is the Leibniz Association's initiative to promote strong and visible cooperation between Leibniz institutions and universities and to establish complementary regional research partnerships. The objective is to stimulate research in a subject area and to improve the scientific environment for the relevant topics. The networks conduct high-quality research, promote interdisciplinarity in their research topics, projects and methods, enhance the visibility of the participating research locations and improve their research profiles. The Mannheim ScienceCampus for Taxation (MaTax) is a joint initiative of ZEW and the University of Mannheim. The cooperation involves researchers from the fields of public finance, taxation, tax law, and political science.


… fosters high-quality research

The main objective of MannheimTax (MaTax) is to foster high-quality research in the broad field of taxation. MaTax in particular focuses on the question how tax policy should be designed against the background of international integration and new economic and social challenges.

… encourages interdisciplinary research

Research contributions to MaTax are based on a plurality of scientific approaches to ensure that the economic, legal, political, and corporate constraints of tax policy are taken into account.

… provides a platform to disseminate research

MaTax serves as a platform for the scientific community and policy-makers to discuss and disseminate research results on taxation. It hosts several events such as the MaTax annual conference or tax-research related workshops.

… promotes talented researchers

MaTax is dedicated to the education of up-and-coming researchers working on tax-related issues. MaTax will launch a new structured doctoral course programme focusing on tax research, which will be placed within the renowned graduate school of the University of Mannheim.

Who Is Behind MaTax?

MaTax is a joint initiative of ZEW and the University of Mannheim. It is funded by the participating institutions, the Leibniz Association, and the State of Baden-Württemberg.