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Dr. Philipp Dörrenberg
jr.-Prof. Dr. Katharina Nicolay
Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim
Tel.: +49 621 / 1235 - 162 or -397

Fiscal Policy of the Future

Leibniz ScienceCampus MannheimTax

There is no area of policy-making in which different visions of politics and society manifest themselves so clearly as in taxation policy. Social developments can be supported or inhibited by means of taxation or tax benefits. The Leibniz ScienceCampus MannheimTax (MaTax) conducts research into the effects of taxation policy and how it can be used to achieve political objectives.

The researchers focus on developing a future-focused and sustainable taxation system. Some of the questions they address are how taxation policy can better stimulate growth without endangering revenue targets; the role played by legislation issued by the European Court of Justice; what form an innovation-friendly taxation system might take; and how taxation policy can react to changes in the distribution of income.

The interdisciplinary cooperation between political and business economists, political scientists and lawyers aims to develop political solutions to these problems which take economic, legal, political and private business concerns into account.


Prof. Dr. Christoph Spengel
University of Mannheim
Tel.: +49 (0) 621 - 181 1704



Leibniz Institute:
Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim

University of Mannheim

Period: April 2014 - March 2017


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