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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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"The Future World of Work" Research Award – Closing Date Drawing Closer

With the aim of supporting up-and-coming researchers in the region, the Volksbank Weinheim Foundation (Volksbank Weinheim Stiftung) and the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) are offering two research awards. The prizes will be awarded to the best dissertation (EUR 3,000) and the best master's thesis (EUR 2,000) on the topic "The Future World of Work". The recipients will have the opportunity to complete a research stay at ZEW.

There is a huge variety of topics for potential submissions, ranging from migration and demographic change to digitization of work. Contributions have to be submitted by October 31, 2016. They must have been completed at a non-university research institution or university either in the Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region (Mannheim, Heidelberg, Landau) or nearby (Karlsruhe, Darmstadt). Interested people are invited to submit their doctoral and master's theses to the Volksbank Weinheim Foundation. To qualify for the research award, the submitted thesis must have been graded between September 1, 2015, and August 31, 2016.