The research focus of the junior professorship is the analysis of the influence of taxes on investment and financing decisions of multinational companies. One focus is the research on the European Commission's proposal to harmonize tax systems within the EU for corporate taxation purposes.

Current research projects are particularly located at the crossover between the disciplines of international corporate taxation and accounting and deal with the impact of taxation on management incentive systems.

The range of tasks also includes supporting the dissemination of the research results into practice, as well as courses that are held in cooperation with practice, and providing organizational support. 

The TRR 266 Accounting for Transparency is a trans-regional Collaborative Research Center funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft – DFG).