Projects of the Research Unit Corporate Taxation and Public Finance

  1. Project // 01.01.2019 – 31.12.2020

    Public Procurement and Firm Innovation

    Private investment in innovation is often at sub-optimal levels because of various types of market failure. In response, governments support private innovation initiatives by lowering their cost through, for…

  2. Project // 01.01. – 30.11.2019

    MannheimTaxation Preferences for tax simplification - Evidence from survey experiments

    There is a general consensus among both policy-makers and the general public that tax systems in induztrialized countries are too complicated and that it is generally desirable to have simpler tax systems. This…

  3. Project // 01.10.2018 – 30.09.2019

    Understanding Public Attitudes and Political Preferences in the Context of Automatization of the Labor Force

    The increased use of automation and digitization at the work place is an important part of the public and academic debate on the future role of work in modern societies and potential reforms of the welfare state.

  4. Project // 01.09. – 15.12.2018

    Market Design for Public Construction Projects – Feasibility Study

    This feasibility study aims to review the applicability of market design methods to the procurement processes of public construction projects. The study includes a discussion of key market design methods and the…

  5. Project // 01.08.2018 – 30.07.2019

    Who Pays for Fiscal Rules? Evidence From Italian Municipalities

    Fiscal rules have gained importance in recent decades given ever increasing deficits and public debt around the world. In this project, we add to a small literature which recently evaluated the budgetary and…

  6. Project // 01.07.2018 – 30.06.2019

    Policy instruments for a Crisis-proof European Union?

    The current debate about the economic and political development of the European Union devotes considerable attention to fostering economic resilience and achieving economic convergence of the member states. In…

  7. Project // 01.06.2018 – 30.11.2022

    Taxation in the Era of Digital Transformation

    The aim of this interdisciplinary research network is to examine how digital transformation affects the functionality of tax systems. The research addresses the concern that digitalization further impairs the…

  8. Project // 01.06.2018 – 30.11.2022

    Market Design by Public Authorities

    This project aims to advance the understanding of market design in the presence of political constraints such as re-election motives as well as corruption and favoritism. We will study how corrupt market…

  9. Project // 22.05.2018 – 21.05.2019

    Effective Levels of Company Taxation within an Enlarged European Union and Related Supporting Services – Update 2018

    Pursuing the goals of the Lisbon Strategy, the European Commission addresses the malfunctioning of the Internal Market due to corporate tax obstacles. In this context, effective tax burdens reveal possible…