adidas Chair of Finance, Accounting and Taxation –

How taxes affect decisions.

About us

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.

Our Research Focus

High-quality and innovative research –
Deepening the understanding of the effects of taxation.

The adidas Chair of Finance, Accounting and 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.

The main research focuses of the Chair are:

  • Taxation and investment decisions
  • Taxation and payout policies
  • Capital Gains Taxation
  • Empirical Tax Research

Tax Readings Group

WHU’s Tax Readings Group encourages doctoral students and faculty to discuss new tax research and provide feedback to authors. We meet on a monthly basis to discuss current working papers and correspond with the authors to provide timely and constructive feedback.

 

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Berlin-Vallendar Tax Conference

The Berlin-Vallendar Tax Conference was launched by two chairs at WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management and Freie Universität Berlin. The conference provides international researchers in Business Taxation the opportunity to discuss current research trends.

 

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WHU Financial Accounting & Tax Center (FAccT)

The WHU FAccT Center is dedicated to generating and disseminating scientific knowledge about the economic consequences of financial accounting and taxation that is relevant to students, practitioners and policy makers.

 

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Research & Publications

Covering topics on tax effects –
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News and Stories

Innovation on the move –
Keep up with the latest events and activities.

On September 18, the new adidas Chair of Finance, Accounting, and Taxation was officially opened at the Vallendar campus of WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management. The chair will be headed by Professor Dr. Martin Jacob.

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On May 10th 2019, David Windisch (University of Graz) presented his current research topic "Measuring Accounting Comparability" at the WHU Research Seminar in Finance & Accounting.

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On March 8th 2019, Pietro Bonetti (IESE Business School) presented his current topic "Disclosure Regulation and Corporate Acquisitions" at the WHU Research Seminar in Finance & Accounting.

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On March 1st, 2019, Michele Fabrizi (University of Padova) presented his current research topic "Criminal Firms and Peer Firm Tax Avoidance: Evidence from a Natural Experiment" at the WHU Research Seminar in Finance & Accounting.

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Our Team

The adidas Chair of Finance, Accounting and Taxation Team:

Professor Dr. Martin Jacob

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Swenja Thur

Personal Assistant

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Hanna Rhein-Op den Camp

Project Manager

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Thorben Wulff

Doctoral Student / Research Assistant

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Robert Vossebürger

Doctoral Student / Research Assistant

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Sven Westphälinger

Partner International Tax,
KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft