2nd Berlin-Vallendar Conference on Tax Research

On July 21 and 22, 2016, the 2nd Berlin-Vallendar Conference on Tax Research took place at Freie Universität Berlin. Already for the second year, the organizers at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management and at Freie Universität Berlin were able to welcome a selected scientific audience. A total of eight researchers had the chance to present their current projects in the field of tax research. A selected group of international researchers, among others a representative of the European Commission, discussed their work.

To name a few examples of presented papers, John Gallemore (University of Chicago) presented his paper “Banks as Tax Planning Intermediaries“, a joint work with Brandon Gipper (University of Chicago) and Edward Maydew from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Johannes Voget from the University of Mannheim presented his paper „Corporate Taxation and Location of Intangible Assets: Patents vs. Trademarks“, co-authored withOlena Dudar (ZEW Mannheim). Diego d´Andria from the European Commission discussed their work.

Ross McClure from the University of Technology Sydney presented his paper “Dividend Imputation and Optimal Tax Rates“, a joint work with Roman Lanis, Peter Wells and Brett Govendir (all from the University of Technology Sydney). Sebastian Eichfelder from the University of Magdeburg discussed their work.

“We are very happy that we again successfully welcomed such an excellent group of national and international researchers at the 2nd Berlin-Vallendar Conference on Tax Research. The presented papers and the following discussions about the role of taxation for business decisions provided us with highly relevant research insights”, stated co-organizer Martin Jacob from WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management.

The 2nd Berlin-Vallendar Conference on Tax Research was jointly organized by Frank Hechtner, Freie Universität Berlin, and Martin Jacob, WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, Vallendar. The conference was partly sponsored by PriceWaterhouse Coopers. The next conference is scheduled for summer 2017.

You can find visual  impressions from the 2016 conference here.

Conference Program 2016