Researcher of the Month

Our dedicated researchers have diverse backgrounds and (research) interests yet strive 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. Each month we will introduce one of our researchers, who will tell more about his/her research and experiences. In four years, we will have painted the full picture of the people behind our research.

*The articles reflect the opinion of the respective researchers and not necessarily the views of the TRR 266. As a scientific association, the TRR 266 is committed to both freedom of speech and political neutrality.

November 2021
Prof. Dr. Laurence van Lent

"Accounting can contribute significantly to solve some of the big problems of our time – in its own unique way: by dealing with transparency questions as well as through measurement." Read more

October 2021
Prof. Dr. Stefan Reichelstein

“We focus on how the transition to a decarbonized energy future can be accelerated and try to find out what incentives are needed to make that happen.” Read more

August 2021
Prof. Dr. Christian Hofmann

"We need to show young people how exciting research in business administration can be" Read more

July 2021
Prof. Dr. Reeyarn Li

"We are developing a new approach to make the transparency of textual financial disclosures measurable." Read more

May 2021
Prof. Dr. Michael Ebert

"Together we can systematically work on a superior topic of great social relevance and from many different angles." Read more

April 2021
Prof. Dr. Ralf Maiterth

"In the Collaborative Research Center, we deliberately address issues that affect real-life to provide important insights for policy and practice." Read more

March 2021
Prof. Dr. Anna Rohlfing-Bastian

"We developed a model that allows for long-term investment decisions using accounting information." Read more

February 2021
Prof. Dr. Jens Müller

"We can support evidence-based discussions about tax adjustments or reforms." Read more

January 2021
Prof. Dr. Johannes Voget

"As a scientific network, we can play a mediating role between politics and companies.“ Read more

December 2020
Prof. Dr. Per Olsson

"Our new study is another example of how research can inform on important issues with bearing on practice and policy – even if it deals with extreme methodological issues." Read more

September 2020
Prof. Dr. Sönke Sievers

"Our research can provide empirical evidence in current discussions." Read more

August 2020
Prof. Dr. Anja Schöttner

"I see our work within the TRR 266 as an opportunity to increase public trust in science – countering a social development that is currently emerging." Read more

July 2020
Prof. Dr. Holger Daske

"With our findings we would like to contribute to a more precise language of business to ensure that international accounting standards are easily comprehensible for users worldwide." Read more

June 2020
Prof. Dr. Martin Jacob

"With our research we can […] explain how certain tax policy decisions work and whether and why they are necessary." Read more

May 2020
Prof. Dr. Katharina Hombach

“….I am particularly intrigued by the question how information influences economic activity. The underlying mechanisms of action are usually not obvious. “ Read more

April 2020
Prof. Dr. Ulf Brüggemann

“…I see it as our obligation to provide insights to the real world that help understand and perhaps improve the complex processes our society relies on.” Read more

March 2020
Prof. Dr. Thorsten Sellhorn

“The flow of information between practice and science is never a one-way street, but always a giving and taking. Not only we benefit from this exchange, but the firms and regulators also do.” Read more

February 2020
Prof. Dr. Urska Kosi

“I believe that our research could have a great impact on our society – for example in terms of regulation.” Read more

December 2019
Prof. Dr. Benedikt Franke

“There is no relevance without rigor” 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 and Goethe University Frankfurt who share the same research agenda.