Our guests

Naturally, the TRR 266 values exchange with the international scientific community and representatives from business and politics. We are very pleased to welcome many international guests throughout the years.

We are pleased to have welcomed many long-term and short-term guests over the last years. Our guests often visit us for just one or a few days – for example as presenters in our TRR 266 Seminar Series. In addition to these valued guests there are several researchers who visit us for a longer period of time as a long-term guest or through a Mercator Fellowship. If you are interested in a research stay with the TRR 266 or a Mercator Fellowship, you can find our opportunities here

Mercator Fellows

Svenja Dube
Fordham University
Mercator Fellow Visit website

Harm Schütt
Tilburg University
Mercator Fellow H.H.Schutt@tilburguniversity.edu

Chung-Yu Hung
The University of Melbourne
Mercator Fellow


The Mercator Fellowship is a scholarship within the DFG’s funding program. More information about the scholarship as well as interviews with our TRR 266 Mercator Fellows can be found here

Long-Term Guests

Jillian Adams
University of Waterloo
Visiting Scholar 2022

Janja Brendel
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Research Fellow janjabrendel@cuhk.edu.hk

Christoph Endenich
ESSEC Business School
Visiting Scholar 2021

Darci Fischer
Boston University
Visiting Scholar 2023

Oliver Hegers
University of St. Gallen
Visiting Scholar 2020 Visit website

Martina Rechbauer
University of Graz
Visiting Scholar 2019 Visit website

Zhi Wang
Southwestern University of Finance and Economics
Visiting Scholar 2019


Long-term guests have visited the TRR 266 for an extended period of time or at least more than two weeks to collaborate with TRR 266 members on a joint research project. 

Darci Fischer about her experience in the TRR 266

Darci Fischer was a Guest Researcher in the TRR 266 from September to October 2023. Completing her PhD at Boston University she focuses on tax and financial reporting regulation. During her stay in Germany, she visited the University of Mannheim and went to the Mannheim Taxation Conference. Darci Fischer remembers: “Starting my visit with the Mannheim Taxation Conference was fantastic. I listened to presentations from tax researchers worldwide from both public economics and accounting and also met many local researchers from the University of Mannheim that I continued to interact with throughout my stay.”

Then, after a short visit to the WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar, she stayed at the taxation department of the University of Paderborn for a couple of weeks. In Paderborn, she had the opportunity to present her current research during a brown bag seminar. “I was impressed by the quality of papers and comments I received. It is a welcoming, lively community supplemented with active seminars and great external speakers. There was always someone interesting to talk to and eat lunch with. There is such a range of interests within the TRR 266 that I had opportunities to discuss many topics. Frequent areas included how corporate tax incentives affect business decisions, tax disclosure, and financial reporting quality”, she explains. Besides the intense academic exchange, she also bonded with colleagues through free time activities like a city tour of Paderborn and going to the local autumn fair “Herbst Libori”.

Overall, Darci Fischer enjoyed her stay at the TRR 266: “One valuable lesson I learned was that a cross-institutional community of researchers that are familiar with each other’s work and collaborate often can be greater than the sum of its parts. That is something I will keep in mind as I try to create my own network. The stay helped me with my research by providing a space to form relationships with others who share my interests and multiple opportunities to present my work. I also thought it was valuable to learn more about the German tax system and institutions and compare that to US institutions I’m more familiar with to generate ideas.”

Short-Time Guests

Harald Amberger
WU Wien

Markus Arnold
University of Bern

Ulrich Atz
New York University

Oliver Binz
Duke University

Jennifer Blouin
Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Jeffrey Burks
University of Notre Dame

Richard Cazier
University of North Texas

Peter Easton
University of Notre Dame

Elizabeth Evans
University of Stirling

Peter Fiechter
University of Neuchatel

Henry Friedman
UCLA Anderson School of Management

Beatrice García Osma
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Robert Göx
University of Zurich

Nathan Goldman
NC State University

Luzi Hail
Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Dominik Katzer
University of Würzburg

Kenneth Klassen
University of Waterloo

Saskia Kohlhase
Erasmus University Rotterdam

Lisa Koonce
McCombs School of Business

Nico Lehmann
Humboldt University of Berlin

Christian Leuz
Chicago Booth

Sofia Lourenco
Lisbon School of Economics & Management

Daniele Macciocchi
University of Utah

Paul Madsen
Warrington College of Business

Kevin Markle
Michigan State University

Antonio Marra
Universitá Bocconi

Giovanna Michelon
University of Bristol

Martin Nienhaus
Goethe University Frankfurt

Reining Petacchi
Georgetown University

Jochen Pierk
Erasmus University Rotterdam

Kristina Rennekamp
Cornell University

Sugata Roychowdhury
Northwestern University

Dirk Schindler
Norwegian School of Economics

Martin Simmler
Saïd Business School

Shiwon Song

Derrald Stice
HKU Business School

Lorien Stice-Lawrence
University of Southern California

Phillip C. Stocken
Tuck School of Business

Erin Towery
University of Georgia

Aljosa Valentincic
University of Ljubljana

Alfred Wagenhofer
University of Graz

Michael Welker
Smith School of Business

Teri Lombardi Yohn
Emory University Goizueta Business School

Benjamin Yost
Carroll School of Management

Eric Zwick
Chicago Booth


Short-term guests have visited the TRR 266 for just one or a few days – for example as presenters in the TRR 266 Seminar Series that is an integral part of the local seminar series at the participating universities. Apart from researchers, practitioners and policymakers also regularly visit us to share their knowledge during the TRR 266 lecture series. You can find an overview about all our previous and future short-term guests on our events page.

Visitor Opportunities Open Call for Guests

Our Mercator Fellows Interviews

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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