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.

… provides a platform for the academic community

MaTax organizes and hosts several conferences, workshops and summer schools where academic researchers from around the globe come together to discuss their work. The Annual MaTax Conference takes place evry year in the fall.

…disseminates research

The exchange between tax researchers, decision makers and the public is important to ensure that tax research finds its way to real-world implementation. MaTax builds this bridge and disseminates research beyond the academic world (e.g., through policy consulting, appearances in the media. And events that address a non-academic audience).

… promotes talented early-career researchers

MaTax is dedicated to the education of up-and-coming researchers working on tax-related issues. MaTax has launched a new structured doctoral course programme focusing on tax research, which will is part the renowned graduate school of the University of Mannheim. In addition, early-career researchers receive different types of research support and academic guidance.

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.