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The main objective of the MannheimTaxation (MaTax) ScienceCampus is to foster high-quality research in the broad field of taxation. MaTax brings together researchers from economics, law, business administration and political science. It also serves as a platform for the scientific community and policy-makers to discuss and disseminate research results on taxation. It is a joint initiative of ZEW and the University of Mannheim.

The key research question of MaTax is how tax policy should be designed against the background of international integration and other current economic as well as social challenges.

Applying research methods from economics, law, business, and political science, MaTax researchers explore how tax policy should be designed to overcome these challenges at the domestic, European, and global level.

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IIPF Doctoral School 2016 hosted by MaTax

The third IIPF School for current and recent doctoral students took place at ZEW in Mannheim, Germany from June 15 to June 18, 2016. The aim of IIPF Schools was to provide a forum in which new researchers can meet to learn about and discuss issues at the forefront of academic research in specific fields of public finance. Each School was convened by leading and experienced researchers in the relevant field. The convenors delivered lectures on, and provided an overview of, the School’s topic. New researchers also had the opportunity to present their own research and receive constructive feedback. The topic of the 2016 edition of the School was Social Insurance Programs, and the convenors were two distinguished experts on this topic:

  • Luigi Pistaferri, Professor of Economics, Stanford University;
  • Josef Zweimüller, Professor of Economics, University of Zurich.

Further details, the call for applications and current information