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030615 SE Seminar aus Finanzrecht/Steuerrecht (2020W)

Challenges of a Green Transition in Tax Law (für Diplomand*innen und Dissertant*innen)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 3 - Rechtswissenschaften
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung


Hinweis: Ihr Anmeldezeitpunkt innerhalb der Frist hat keine Auswirkungen auf die Platzvergabe (kein "first come, first serve").


max. 20 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch


Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Donnerstag 15.10. 16:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum SEM42 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 4.OG (Vorbesprechung)


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Hardly has any other issue taken such a dominant role in the public perception of the recent years than the impact of climate change and its threat to humankind. In response to these developments, the newly appointed Austrian government announced that pending tax reforms shall be strongly influenced by ecological aspects. Their plans reflect the current trends in tax policy of greening the tax systems and shifting the tax burden towards eco-taxes. Efforts to rebuild the national economies after their collapse in the covid-19 pandemic have further accelerated these developments.

The aim of this seminar is to shed light on the various challenges of a green transition in tax law. Particularly, it shall be discussed how incentives in income, corporate and consumption taxes may contribute to behavioral changes and foster green research and development. Without in any way being prescriptive,
we encourage participants to put their findings into a broader context with the phenomena of increasing digitalization, globalization and tax competition as well as societal and demographical changes.

The seminar is linked to an international conference hosted by the Department of Tax Law which will be held in a virtual room yet to be announced on November 23rd. At this conference, several speakers from countries across the globe will give instructive presentations of their papers, which shall allow the participants to broaden their perspectives and get a deeper insight on the issues correlating with their respective topics. The presentations are wrapped up by keynote speeches by Susanne Åkerfeldt (senior advisor in the Swedish Ministry of Finance) and Prof. Neil H. Buchanan (University of Florida).

Take upon this unique opportunity to work on one of the most urgent questions of the 21st century in an international and encouraging environment!

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Participants are asked to hand in written seminar papers on their topics by the end of the winter term. The topics are chosen in the preliminary discussion, which date is yet to be announced (at the beginning of October). Participants are invited to make proposals on alternative topics which are linked to the general topic.
Additionally, participation in the virtual international conference on November 23rd (see above) is mandatory.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Participants are marked according to the written paper's quality and consistence with the department's guidelines on scientific writing, which are to be handed out together with the information sheet in the preliminary discussion.


Participants are asked to hand in a paper on their topics by the end of the winter term.


- Relevant specific literature (papers, editions, master and PhD theses etc)
- Relevant jurisdiction

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Mo 07.09.2020 15:19