5146 Research Seminar
Assoz.Prof. PD Dr. Matthias Petutschnig, Univ.Prof. Dr. Eva Eberhartinger, LL.M.(Exeter), Univ.Prof. Dr. DDr.h.c. Michael Lang, ao.Univ.Prof. Dr. Martin Zagler
Contact details
  • Type
  • Weekly hours
  • Language of instruction
02/01/19 to 03/25/19
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Subject(s) Doctoral/PhD Programs
Day Date Time Room
Tuesday 03/26/19 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM D3.0.237
Tuesday 04/09/19 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM D3.3.274
Tuesday 05/14/19 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM D3.2.243
Tuesday 05/28/19 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM D3.2.243
Tuesday 06/25/19 09:30 AM - 01:00 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 International Business Taxation, Public Finance, and International Tax Law.

Please note that THIS COURSE IS EXCLUSIVELY FOR PARTICIPANTS IN THE DIBT PROGRAMME (Doctorate in International Business Taxation,


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.

Attendance requirements

Attendance is mandatory - a maximum of one class may be missed

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

Participation in the DIBT programme

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:

Last edited: 2019-01-11