Daniela Steinbrenner studied business administration at the University of Mannheim and the HEC Paris. Her major fields of study were business taxation and tax law. In September 2015, she started with her dissertation at the Taxation Track of the Center for Doctoral Studies in Business (CDSB) at the Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences (GESS) at the University of Mannheim.

In October 2016, she joined ZEW’s Research Department "Corporate Taxation and Public Finance". Her dissertation is supervised by Prof. Dr. Christoph Spengel. She is especially interested in the following research areas of tax policy:

  • Measurement of effectiveness of research and development tax incentives
  • Development of research and development tax incentives in Germany

Selected Publications


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