1st Berlin-Vallendar Conference on Tax Research



From July 8 to 10, 2015, the 1st Berlin-Vallendar Conference on Tax Research took place at Freie Universität Berlin. The conference was a special issue conference for the European Accounting Review and was highly selective. Less than 25% of submitted papers were accepted for the conference. Nine researchers had the chance to present their current projects on a broad range of international tax research. All papers were discussed by invited scholars, e.g., from the USA or the U.K.

To name a few examples of presented papers, Stacy Laplante (University of Wisconsin) presented her paper entitled “Trapped Cash: Estimating the Likelihood that a US Multinational Firm has Cash Trapped in Foreign Subsidiaries” co-authored with Wayne Nesbitt from Michigan State University.

Rainer Niemann from University of Graz presented his joint work with Caren Sureth, University of Paderborn, on “Investment Effects of Taxes on Capital under Uncertainty and Irreversitbility”. Their joint work was discussed by Richard Sansing from Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, USA.

Jost Heckemeyer from Leibnitz University of Hannover presented his joint paper with Sören Bergner (from University of Mannheim) on “Simplified Tax Accounting and the Choice of Legal Form”. The paper was discussed by Anna Feller from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München.

“Overall, we are very satisfied with the 1st Berlin-Vallendar Conference on Tax Research. We are proud that we were able to attract many international researchers and very interesting papers on the role of taxation in business decisions.” says co-organizer and guest editor of the European Accounting Review special issue Martin Jacob from WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management.

The 1st Berlin-Vallendar Conference on Tax Research conference was organized jointly by Frank Hechtner, Freie Universität Berlin, and Martin Jacob, WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, Vallendar and was partly sponsored by Price Waterhouse Coopers. The next Tax Conference will take place in summer 2016.

You can find the photo gallery of the 2015 Tax Conference here.