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The main objective of the Leibniz ScienceCampus MannheimTaxation (MaTax) is to foster high-quality research in the broad field of taxation. It also serves as a platform for the scientific community and policy-makers to discuss and disseminate research results on taxation. MaTax is a joint initiative of ZEW and the University of Mannheim. It institutionalizes, bundles and strengthens the existing expertise in tax research at the participating institutions.

The guiding research theme is the design of future tax policy in light of European and global integration, and new economic and societal challenges (such as globalization with internationally operating firms or digitalization). MaTax research is interdisciplinary, spanning the fields of economics, business administration, law and political science. This collaboration across different fields allows to address fiscal challenges from different perspectives using a variety of approaches, and to account for economic, corporate, political and judicial constraints.

One important feature of MaTax research lays in its pluralism of methodological methods and data. MaTax research accounts for all aspects of the tax system including tax rates, tax bases, tax collection, administration and enforcement.

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07.05.2018

Fifth Annual MaTax Conference (4–5 October 2018)

The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) hosts the fourth international annual MaTax Conference on taxation research on 4 and 5 October 2018. The conference is organised by the Leibniz ScienceCampus MannheimTaxation (MaTax), a joint initiative of the University of Mannheim and the Centre for...

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13.10.2017

Fourth International Annual MaTax Conference Focuses on Tax System Design

On 20 and 21 September 2017, the Leibniz ScienceCampus Mannheim Taxation (MaTax), together with ZEW and the University of Mannheim, hosted the fourth international annual MaTax conference on taxation research. The two-day conference offered participants a broad and diverse programme including 32...

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