Chair of Business Taxation

Tax policy has important implications on individual behavior and firm decisions. For example, location decisions of firms, profit shifting of multinationals, capital structure, payout policies, and corporate investments are affected by corporate and individual taxes. Individuals decide on their labor supply, migration, or becoming a business owner. All these decisions are affected by taxes. Taxation is an important aspect when studying economics, finance, and accounting.

The Chair of Business Taxation aims at deepening the understanding of the effects of taxation. The Chair‘s research and teaching relates to the three subjects economics, finance, and accounting. First, the Chair‘s research relates to the economics literature on individual tax evasion and tax avoidance decisions. Second, teaching and research focus on finance topics, for example, the effects of taxes on payout policies and investment policies of firms. Third, the Chair‘s research focuses on the role of taxes in accounting, in particular, on the effect of accounting norms on tax revenues and the valuation relevance of tax accounting.



Luc Paugam (HEC Paris) visiting FAccT Center Research Seminar

On December 8, 2017, Luc Paugam (HEC Paris) presented his current research topic „Enforcement and Cash Flow Management to Delay Goodwill Impairments under IFRS” (co-authored with Andrei Filip,...



Harm Schütt (LMU München) visiting FAccT Center Research Seminar

On November 24, 2017, Harm Schütt (LMU München) presented his current research topic „Competition in Financial News Markets and Trading Activity” at the WHU Research Seminar in Finance &...



Christian Laux (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien) visiting FAccT Center Research Seminar

On November 17, 2017, Christian Laux (Wirtschaftsuniversität Vienna) presented his current research topic „Accounting and the Financial Crisis: The Real Problems and Challenges – Going Forward”...


Professor Dr.

Martin Jacob

Chair of Business Taxation


Chair Manager

Hanna Op den Camp

Personal Assistant


Antonio De Vito

Doctoral Student


Next WHU Research Seminar in Accounting & Tax

02. February 2018,
11h, E-103

Stefano Cascino, London School of Economics:

"Labor market effects of spatial licensing requirements: Evidence from CPA mobility".

The Chair of Financial Accounting is part of the WHU Financial Accounting & Tax Center (FAccT)