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Ski jumping – lesson 1: more transparency, fairer performance evaluations

Prof. Dr. Christian Hofmann

From the ski jumping hill to organizations: In a new study, TRR 266 researcher Christian Hofmann, together with Jan Bouwens and Christopher Lechner, shows that ski jumping judges favor athletes from the same nation – and highlights how these findings can be used in a corporate context. The bottom… Read More

Disclosing effective tax rate – a strategic decision?

Due to an intense media coverage of firms‘ tax avoidance strategies, many firms worry about their reputation. The increase in media attention has raised both firms’ and tax authorities’ sensitivity towards the provided tax information. The cases of global firms that avoid taxes and exhibit low or zero Effective… Read More

How changing perceptions and priorities shape corporate reporting

Prof. Dr. Thorsten Sellhorn

Taking Siemens as a case study, TRR 266 researcher Thorsten Sellhorn, along with Kathrin Oberwallner and Christoph Pelger, explored the forces and dynamics that shape corporate reporting. They find that in-company forces can be as strong as regulatory forces. Read More

Wealth tax: curse or blessing?

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Dr. h.c. Caren Sureth-Sloane
Prof. Dr. Ralf Maiterth

The implementation of a wealth tax is a highly discussed topic right now, especially a few months before the federal election in Germany. Ralf Maiterth and Caren Sureth-Sloane investigated how an annual wealth tax affects firms, investors and real estate owners in a low interest rate environment like the one Germany and many other countries are currently facing. Read More

Participating Institutions

TRR 266‘s main locations are Paderborn University (Coordinating University), HU Berlin, and University of Mannheim. All three locations have been centers for accounting and tax research for many years. They are joined by researchers from LMU Munich, Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, ESMT Berlin, Goethe University Frankfurt and Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg who share the same research agenda.