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.



Sixth Annual MaTax Conference (12-13 September 2019)

The sixth edition of the Annual MaTax Conference will take place in Mannheim (Germany) on 12–13 September 2019. We invite submissions on any topics broadly related to tax research, including papers from economics, accounting, law, political science, and interdisciplinary contributions. The...

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ZEW and University of Mannheim Receive 1.7 Million Euros for Joint Tax Research

The Leibniz ScienceCampus “Mannheim Taxation” (MaTax), a joint science project of the ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research, Mannheim, and the University of Mannheim, will receive 1.1 million euros in research funding from the Leibniz Association over a period of four years. This...

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Leading Economists Discuss Tax Avoidance, Inequality and Other Issues at the Annual MaTax Conference

How can we design a sustainable tax system that can meet future economic and societal challenges on the national, European and global level? This is one of the questions addressed at the fifth international annual MaTax conference in Mannheim in the beginning of October 2018. The conference was...

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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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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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