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Seminar 'Current Issues in Tax Policy'

Climate Policy is one of the hottest topics in the current political debate. Germany just announced the so-called “Klimapaket”, aiming to reduce carbon emissions and to achieve the targets of the Paris Agreement (2016). Economists and politicians have been discussing different policy instruments such as carbon taxes or a cap and trade system. In this seminar, you will get a better understanding of economic arguments in this debate and learn about the underlying economic mechanisms of these policy instruments. More specifically, we will also deal with unintended effects of carbon taxes, their distributional consequences and the international dimension of fighting climate change.


In this seminar, you expand your abilities to interpret and discuss tax policy topics based on current academic literature. The seminar also focuses on writing and presenation techniques at an advanced level.


Topic in Winter 2019/20: Taxes to Save the Planet – Carbon Tax

Target group:

required elective module for Master 'Taxation'

elective in all other WFI Master programs

Term:Winter Term
21.10.201912.00 (noon) - 1.30 p.m.NB-307
28.10.201912.00 (noon) - 3.30 p.m.NB-307
04.11.201912.00 (noon) - 1.30 p.m.NB-307
11.11.201912.00 (noon) - 1.30 p.m.NB-307
18.11.201912.00 (noon) - 3.30 p.m.NB-307
16.12.201912.00 (noon) - 1.30 p.m.NB-307
10.01.202010.00 a.m.   - 6.00 p.m.HB-108

Prof. Dr. Langenmayr

Philipp Krug

Restrictions:max. 15 students
Registration:via KU.Campus or Flex-Now
Course Description:see this PDF
Course materials:see ILIAS