Below you find the latest events of the RSIT. The RSIT regularly invites both senior researches as well as young and ambitious scholars to discuss research. Organising workshops, conferences and summer schools for our PhD students is also an important element of the RSIT.
Leslie Robinson offered a very interesting three-day lecture on international tax research with a specific focus on profit shifting in June 2019. The students got familiar with recent methods and data sources for measuring BEPS. We all enjoyed the background discussion on the U.S. Tax Reform (especially the discussion on the behavioural effects of the GILTI provision) which was very informative and we thank Leslie for three great days of lecture!
In July 2019, Yoto Yotov took us into the world of gravity by giving a three-day course on “Analyzing Trade and Trade Policy with the Structural Gravity Model”. The course offered a comprehensive and balanced approach between theory and empirics on the workhorse model in international trade. With his enthusiasm and passion for the profession, Yoto inspired us all. Many thanks to Yoto who donated all proceeds to children with autism in his Bulgarian hometown!
This spring school, organised by Frank Stähler and Willi Kohler, introduced students to the economic policies carried out by the institutions of the European Union and their background. The spring school started with a visit to the European Central Bank on April 15. During this two-week course, students learned how and why economic policies are designed in the world's largest trading power.
The United Kingdom is about to leave the European Union. On October 26, 2018, the University of Tübingen hosted an international conference on the consequences of BREXIT for the future of Europe (see here). Hans-Werner Sinn completed the day with an inspiring keynote speech.
On October 18, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Clemens Fuest, President of the ifo Institute for Economic Research, gave a talk on "European Tax Policy for the 21st Century". In his talk, he highlighted the challenges of international taxation and also addressed the role of taxing the digital economy.
James R. Markusen is a professor of economics at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is among the leading scholars world-wide in the field of international trade. Over the last 25 years his work has concentrated on the location, production, and welfare effects of large-scale firms and multinational corporations. His most recent work explores how demand shifts due to rising incomes help explain empirical and policy puzzles.
On April 13 2018, the first Tübingen-Hohenheim Orbis User Conference took place in Tübingen. Students working with the Orbis database presented their ongoing work. Special thanks to Prof. Peter Egger (ETH Zürich) who gave a very interesting keynote lecture!
Research Seminar in Economics
Business Research Seminar