Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät


Course Details

Prof. Ullmann

MTax11 - Masterseminar Taxation II (Empirical Research Seminar)

Lecturer: Prof. Ullmann, Prof. Schneider, Prof. Gavrilova
Type: Lecture
Exam: Seminar paper + class participation
Term: Winter and summer
Level: Master
Limitation: An application to attend is necessary.

Seminar topic: "Economics of White collar crime" White collar crime covers a wide range of financially motivated, non-violent crimes such as insider trading, ponzi schemes and tax evasion. The seminar intends to highlight and discuss in detail the academic research on the underlying economics of white collar crime. In an interactive class room setting, we will investigate the drivers of respective criminal behavior. This includes, but is not limited to, incentives, operational structures and activity patterns of all economic players involved. The following cases, which have received considerable media attention in the past, will be covered: - The Enron Case - The Madoff Case - The Siemens Case - The Deutsche Bank Case - The Olympus Case The course aims at Master students with an interest in the topic but is, of course, open to Doctoral Students and PostDocs as well. There are no formal prerequisites for admission! A certain interest in empirical methods is necessary, but no own empirical analyses are to be performed. Students will in fact learn how to interpret and discuss empirical research during the seminar. The strong research focus makes the seminar particularly relevant for students that consider obtaining a PhD in Accounting, Finance or Economics after their Master studies. The seminar is conducted jointly with Master students from the University of Muenster. Generous funding by the Dr. Werner Jackstaedt-Endowment to cover all expenses of the seminar is gratefully acknowledged.

For further information or application procedure please check the module manual and the website of the chair.