Mercator Fellowship in the TRR 266

To strengthen the cooperation with top-class researchers, the TRR 266 grants a mercator fellowship to prestigious researchers from Germany and abroad, who are conducting research on topics related to Accounting for Transparency and envision to spend an extended period of time at one or more of the institutions participating in the TRR 266. The Mercator Fellowship is a scholarship within the DFG’s funding program and is intended to establish and strengthen a sustainable research relationship between the fellows and the TRR 266 researchers.

Just like the regular members, our Mercator Fellows aim for the same goal: answering the question how accounting and taxation affect firm and regulatory transparency, and how regulation and transparency impact our economy and society. Having different research approaches, ideas and backgrounds makes it even more interesting to learn about them as a researcher as well as a person. How did they end up in the Fellowship? Which projects were they working on? What was their best experience? We interviewed them to find out more about them, their motivation and experiences. 


The TRR 266 experience

During her Mercator fellowship, Svenja Dube, Assistant Professor at Fordham University stayed at HU Berlin and also had the opportunity to visit other participating universities, e.g. Paderborn University and LMU Munich, for presenting her work and visiting the TRR 266 annual conference. She really enjoyed the overall experience of being part of the TRR 266: connecting with many different researchers and discussing diverse perspectives on transparency research.

More interviews with our Mercator Fellows Prof. Dr. Harm Schütt

Our Mercator Fellows

Svenja Dube
Fordham University
Mercator Fellow Visit website

Harm Schütt
Tilburg University
Mercator Fellow

Chung-Yu Hung
The University of Melbourne
Mercator Fellow

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, Goethe University Frankfurt, University of Cologne and Leibniz University Hannover who share the same research agenda.

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