Professor Dr. Martin Jacob

Professor Dr.

Martin Jacob

Chair of Business Taxation

Room: D-311


Selected Publications

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Research Interests

  • Taxation and Investment Decisions
  • Taxation and Payout Policies
  • Capital Gains Taxation
  • Empirical Tax Research
  • Tax Avoidance and Income Shifting

Curriculum vitae


since 01/2013 Professor of Business Taxation, WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management
2010 - 2012 Assistant Professor of Taxation and Accounting, WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management


2012 Visiting Scholat at Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
2010 Visiting Scholar at Uppsala Center for Fiscal Studies, Uppsala, Sweden
2010 PhD at Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen


2014 Young Talent Award, German Academic Association for Business Research
2014 Best Paper Award, X Workshop on Empirical Research in Financial Accounting, Corunã (Spain)
2013 Best Teacher Award, 2012/2013 BSc Program, Lecture: "Business Taxation"
2013 Business Research (BuR) Best Reviewer Award
2012 Best Conference Paper Award, 74th VHB Annual Meeting, Bozen, Italy

Editorial Activity

  • Editor: Special Issue on Tax Research, European Accounting Review, 2014 -
  • Editorial Board: Business Research, 2015 -
  • Associate Editor: European Accounting Review, 01/2016 -
  • Associate Editor: Accounting and Business Research, 01/2016 -

Professional Activities

Reviewer for Journals:

  • Accounting and Business Research
  • The Accounting Review
  • American Economic Journal: Economic Policy
  • Applied Financial Economics
  • Business Research
  • Die Betriebswirtschaft (DBW)
  • European Accounting Review
  • FinanzArchiv / Public Finance Analysis
  • Fiscal Studies
  • International Tax and Public Finance
  • Journal of Accounting Research
  • Journal of Economic Psychology
  • Journal of Public Economics
  • National Tax Journal
  • Schmalenbach Business Review (sbr)
  • Zeitschrift für betriebswirtschaftliche Forschung (zfbf)
  • Journal of Finance
  • Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis

Reviewer for Conferences:

  • Society for Financial Studies Cavalcade
  • VHB Jahrestagung
  • American Accounting Association Annual Meeting
  • European Accounting Association Annual Meeting

Affiliations and Memberships

  • American Accounting Association (AAA)
  • American Economic Association (AEA)
  • American Finance Association (AFA)
  • European Accounting Association (EAA)
  • European Economic Association (EEA)
  • European Finance Association (EFA)
  • International Institute of Public Finance (IIPF)
  • Uppsala Center for Fiscal Studies (UCFS)
  • Verein für Socialpolitik (VfS)