Mission Statement

The "Corporate Taxation and Public Finance" Research Department addresses questions related to corporate taxation and empirical public economics within the broader context of economic integration. The key research question addresses the impact of high international mobility on sustainable tax and financial policies as well as the scope, structure and tasks of the public sector. The Research Department is a leader in Europe for the international comparison of tax burdens thanks to its tax analysis models, including the European Tax Analyzer and the ZEW Tax-CoMM. Moreover, the Research Department possesses extensive expertise in the use of complex datasets in the field of taxation and public finance. Special attention is devoted to European integration processes through the analysis of EU tax harmonisation, the eurozone's fiscal condition, and the EU budget as well as federal division of responsibilities and fiscal governance.