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  • Prof. Dr. Michael Overesch Seminar für ABWL und Unternehmensbesteuerung

    Sibille-Hartmann-Str. 2-8 50969 Köln
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About Prof. Michael Overesch

Prof. Overesch is Professor of Business Taxation at the University of Cologne since 2013. Before working at the University of Cologne, Prof. Overesch was Professor of Business Taxation at Goethe University in Frankfurt (2011 - 2013). His research interests lie in the influence of taxation on the decision making of companies. A research focus is tax planning of international companies. He examined cross-border profit shifting activities and optimal tax investment and location decisions of international companies in numerous publications.

The lectures of Prof. Dr. Overesch teach basic tax knowledge and its involvement in business decisions. Students are then qualified to work in tax and auditing, as well as in finance and accounting.

Prof. Dr. Overesch studied economics in Osnabrück and Mannheim and graduated in Business Administration at the University of Mannheim. He completed a doctorate at the University of Mannheim. After that he worked at the department of business taxation of Prof. Ulrich Schreiber at the University of Mannheim and at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW). He also worked as a guest researcher at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.


  • International company taxation
  • Empirical tax research
  • Profit shifting and economic decisions
  • Taxation and financing decisions