Mulitnational Firms and their Taxation


In this course we deal with the interactions of and the tension between multinational enterprises (MNEs) and nation states. Worldwide, governments try to create attractive business environments to attract MNEs, as they provide attractive jobs and contribute to economic development. This leads to competition among countries, e.g., in the form of subsidies or low tax rates. As MNEs are active in several countries, the assignment of their profits to different countries and their appropriate taxation is challenging. The lack of clarity in which country the profits were actually generated provides leeway for MNE to avoid taxes by means of profit shifting. In some countries with high tax rates (such as the UK or Germany), the very low tax payments of some well-known and highly profitable companies (Starbucks, Google, Amazon, etc.) have caused discontent and heated public debates. In this course, we provide an introduction to the topic of MNEs in the international economy and the tax regulations making very low tax payments of these firms possible. We discuss results from theoretical and empirical research on these issues.

Target group:
Compulsory elective course for studying the Master FACT & Taxation

Summer term

Time and Room:
We will make sure that there is no overlap with the block courses of the chair of Prof. Koch!

Lecture:      Mondays, 25.04.2022       10:15 a.m. (s.t.) - 0:00 noon (s.t.)      NB-307
                     Mondays, 09.05.2022      10:15 a.m. (s.t.) - 0:00 noon (s.t.)      NB-307                     

                     Mondays, 16.05.2022       10:15 a.m. (s.t.) - 0:00 noon (s.t.)     NB-307
                     Mondays, 30.05.2022      10:15 a.m. (s.t.) - 0:00 noon (s.t.)     NB-307
                     Mondays, 13.06.2022       10:15 a.m. (s.t.) - 0:00 noon (s.t.)     virtual
                     Mondays, 27.06.2022       10:15 a.m. (s.t.) - 0:00 noon (s.t.)     NB-307
                     Mondays, 04.07.2022       10:15 a.m. (s.t.) - 0:00 noon (s.t.)     virtual                 
                     Mondays, 11.07.2022        10:15 a.m. (s.t.) - 0:00 noon (s.t.)     NB-307
                     Mondays, 18.07.2022        10:15 a.m. (s.t.) - 0:00 noon (s.t.)     NB-307                     

                      Mondays, 25.07.2022       10:15 a.m. (s.t.) - 0:00 noon (s.t.)     NB-307

Übung:        Mondays, 30.05.2022      2:00 p.m. (s.t.) - 3:45 Uhr p.m. (s.t.)     HB-112
                     Mondays, 20.06.2022      2:15 p.m. (s.t.) - 3:45 Uhr p.m. (s.t.)     HB-112
                     Mondays, 04.07.2022       2:15 p.m. (s.t.) - 3:45 Uhr p.m. (s.t.)     HB-112
                     Mondays, 11.07.2022        2:00 p.m. (s.t.) - 3:45 Uhr p.m. (s.t.)     HB-112
                     Mondays, 18.07.2022        2:00 p.m. (s.t.) - 3:45 Uhr p.m. (s.t.)     HB-112
                     Mondays, 25.07.2022        2:00 p.m. (s.t.) - 3:45 Uhr p.m. (s.t.)     HB-112

Lecture: Prof. Dr. Dominka Langenmayr
Tutorial: Prof. Dr. Dominika Langenmayr




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