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
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
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
Recently, the relevance of tax complexity has increased significantly. This is a potential threat for the economy and society since the negative consequences of complex tax systems can jeopardize economic prosperity and encourage undesired tax planning as well as tax avoidance. Read More
Understanding the behavior of firms, markets and consumers is a crucial step in developing effective policies to counter-act the negative consequences of climate change. But to understand the behavior, we need to quantify it. Read More
The term activist short seller refers to hedge funds or individuals who aim to profit from a decrease in a company’s stock price. What does that mean exactly? Read More
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 and Goethe University Frankfurt who share the same research agenda.