The OeNB, the Austrian Central Bank awarded a grant to assistant professor Konstantin M. Wacker. The grant is a short-term research scholarship for € 5,000. His research project will analyse international payments that result from cross-border investments, which are part of a country's 'balance of payments'.
Wacker’s research contributes to the larger debate about "globalization and inequality", as it concerns cross-border profits and rents on global wealth.
A particular aspect to consider, are the assets that multinational corporations shift to tax havens for aggressive tax planning. For well-known jurisdictions with favourable corporate taxes, investment income flows of multinational corporations are enormous. On a net basis, they equal about one fifth of GDP in countries like Ireland and Luxembourg and nearly 100% of GDP for Malta.
Wacker: “This grant is a good example of the mutual relation between science and societal relevance. The OeNB benefits from additional academic expertise and I can put my research in a broader policy context and obtain support concerning technical data issues.”
For more information please contact Konstantin Wacker or email Konstantin Wacker.
Professor of Marketing Dynamics Maarten Gijsenberg will give his inaugural lecture on Friday 2 June 2023, 16:15 - 17:00.
The board of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) has appointed professor Gerard van den Berg as Member of the Dutch Social Sciences Council (SWR).
Associate Professor of International Economics Tristan Kohl has received a grant of € 400,000 from the Dutch Research Council (NWO) for a project on how lobbying by firms and non-governmental organizations shape the rules on international trade.
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