Dr. Barbara Stage has been appointed assistant professor of financial accounting and business taxation at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management as of 1 August 2021. Previously, she was a researcher in the “Corporate Taxation and Public Finance” Research Department at ZEW Mannheim and completed her PhD under the supervision of Professor Christoph Spengel at the University of Mannheim.

ZEW Economist Barbara Stage Appointed to WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management.

“We are extremely pleased about Barbara Stage’s appointment at WHU. We wish her only the best for her future career and congratulate her warmly! The successful further career path of our researchers is a special concern for us at ZEW and also reflects the excellent further development of our up-and-coming researchers. We will continue to work with Barbara Stage in the future; she will remain closely connected with us in research as a ZEW Junior Research Associate,” says Professor Friedrich Heinemann, head of the ZEW Research Department “Corporate Taxation and Public Finance”.

Barbara Stage studied economics and philosophy in Bayreuth before completing her master’s degree in business administration in Mannheim with a focus on international taxation. She then obtained her PhD in the taxation track of the Center for Doctoral Studies in Business (CDSB) at the University of Mannheim’s Graduate School of Economics and Social Science (GESS) and worked as a researcher at ZEW as well as at the chair of Professor Spengel at the University of Mannheim.

As an assistant professor for financial accounting and business taxation at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, Barbara Stage investigates the impact of taxes on firms. Her research focuses on the effectiveness of transparency regimes to combat tax avoidance and aggressive tax planning. She also investigates the effectiveness of automatic exchange of information agreements in tax matters as well as the impact of digitalisation on corporate taxation and tax planning, and tax research incentive regimes.