1819 Research Seminar
ao.Univ.Prof. Dr. Martin Zagler, Prof. Dr. Caren Sureth-Sloane, Univ.Prof. Dr. DDr.h.c. Michael Lang
Contact details
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
09/20/16 to 09/30/16
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Day Date Time Room
Wednesday 10/05/16 02:30 PM - 05:30 PM D3.0.237
Thursday 10/27/16 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM D3.0.237
Wednesday 11/23/16 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM D3.2.243
Wednesday 11/30/16 02:00 PM - 06:00 PM D3.0.237
Thursday 01/12/17 02:00 PM - 06:00 PM D3.0.237
Friday 01/13/17 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM D3.0.237
The seminar consists of presentations and discussions of ongoing PhD-projects in the Doctoral Program International Business Taxation (DIBT). The seminar provides input and critical assessment regarding method and content, work progress, and the results of the projects. Topics covered include in International Business Taxation, Public Finance, and International Tax Law.
Learning outcomes
This is the Research Seminar for the PhD in International BusinessTaxation (DIBT). Goal is the understanding and discussion of the state of the art of the literature in international business taxation from a business, legal and economic perspective and beyond.
Teaching/learning method(s)

The Research Seminar aims at providing feedback to doctoral students on their research in order to advance their project and improve the dissertation.
Students participate actively as presenting researchers and/or discussants.

There will be 2 types of presentations:
1) junior stream:
• doctoral students in their 1st or 2nd year will present their research idea,
• followed by the feedback from a discussant who has a background in the same discipline
• followed by open discussion
2) Senior stream:
• doctoral students in their 2nd and 3rd year will present their research project and (preliminary) results,
• followed by the Feedback from two discussants, one from a different discipline,
• followed by open discussion


Grading depends on:

For students who present their research project / idea:

  • 40% quality of the paper submitted prior to the presentation, and timeliness
  • 40% quality of the presentation and responsiveness in discussion
  • 20% active participation in discussion throughout the seminar

For students who do not present their research project / idea, but who act as 1st discussant in the senior stream:
  • 50 % quality of the discussion
  • 30% quantity of the discussion
  • 20% active participation in discussion throughout the seminar

Additional participation as discussant can improve the overall grade.
Attendance is required throughout the seminar.

Prerequisites for participation and waiting lists
Recommended previous knowledge and skills
Detailed knowledge of international business taxation, from a legal perspective, a Business perspective, and/or a public finance perscpective is required.
Availability of lecturer(s)

main responsibility:
Prof. Caren Sureth-Sloane:
Prof. Martin Zagler:

Prof. Michael Lang:

Last edited: 2016-08-22