Thomas Rixen

I am Professor of International and Comparative Political Economy at Freie Universität Berlin. My research interests and teaching are in globalization and governance, institutionalism, taxation, financial regulation and social policy.

COFFERS Tax Course: Register now

Registration is now open for a short course in tax at Copenhagen Business School from 12-14 September 2018. This training course is targeted at post-graduate students, private sector professionals, policymakers, regulators and activists. It is part of our COFFERS project. All info can be accessed here or here.

11 May 2018

Demokratieprobleme des Steuerstaates im 21. Jahrhundert

Sebastian Huhnholz, Daniel Mertens and I have edited a special issue of the German Polical Science Quarterly with the above title. Our introduction is here and my contribution on "Globaliserung und fiskalische Demokratie" is here and here (public access without download).

13 March 2018

Die wandlungsfähige Dauerkrise

The journal WSI-Mitteilungen has published my small opinion piece with the above title. It can be read here.

4 December 2017

Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals (IBEI)

For the academic year 2017/18, I am a visiting fellow at IBEI. Students at the University of Bamberg find information on teaching and supervision of theses during this period here.

4 September 2017

Policy Paper: Was ist uns der Wohlfahrtsstaat wert?

Our study for the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung is out now. Together with Frank Bandau and Malte Lübker. Find it here.

21 July 2017

CfA: Research Associate in COFFERS

We are hiring a PhD or post-doc for our COFFERS work package.

Job Posting.

12 June 2017

New Publication: Das Ende der Steueroasen?

Together with Lukas Hakelberg I published a piece in "Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte". It can be read here.

5 June 2017

New Project: Institutional Choice in Global Financial Regulation

The German Science Foundation (DFG) has decided to fund our new project. Brief outline of the project.

25 April 2017

New Project: Combatting Fiscal Fraud and Empowering Regulators (COFFERS)

Our consortium has been awarded a Horizon 2020 grant. Our work package at the University of Bamberg is "Tax Competition in Reverse?". COFFERS will run from November 2016 to October 2019.

More info here and here.

2 October 2016

Alexander George Award

Our article Putting Path Dependence in its Place: Toward a Taxonomy of Institutional Change, Journal of Theoretical Politics, vol. 27 (2015), no. 3, pp. 301-323 (with Lora Viola) has been awarded the Alexander George best article award by APSA’s section on Qualitative and Multi-Method Research.

2 September 2016