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Prof. Dr. Deborah Schanz

Prof. Dr. Deborah Schanz



Ludwigstraße 28 / RB IV
80539 München

Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 3681
Fax: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 3874

Office hours:
Monday between 16:00 and 17:00 o'clock
without making an appointment
(during the semester)

Curriculum Vitae

Academic Career

YearHappening / Activity
2011 Offer of a professorship (Taxation & Accounting) at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich (accepted)
2007 Offer of a professorship (Taxation & Accounting) at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management
2007     Offer of a professorship (Taxation, Accounting & Auditing) at the Faculty of Economics, Technical University of Chemitz/Germany (not accepted)
2007 Habilitation, Karl-Franzens-University Graz/Austria
2004 PhD Studies, Faculty of Economics, Eberhard-Karls-University Tübingen/Germany; Degree: Dr. rer. pol.
(Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Franz W. Wagner)
1999–2001 Studies of business administration, Eberhard-Karls-University Tübingen/Germany; Degree: Diplom-Kauffrau (Diploma in business administration)
1997–1998 Newcastle Business School, University of Northumbria at Newcastle, Newcastle/Great Britain; Degree: Bachelor of Arts International Business Administration
1995–1998 Studies of business administration, Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Politik (University of Economics and Politics), Hamburg/Germany; Degree: Diplom-Betriebswirtin (business degree, University of Applied Sciences)
1995 Abitur

 Working Experience

YearHappening / Activity
since 2011 Director of the Institute for Taxation and Accounting, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
2007–2011 Head of the Chair of Taxation and Accounting, WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management
2004–2007 Research assistant & Habilitation (post doctoral studies) – Department of Taxation and
Accounting (Prof. Dr. Niemann) at the social- and economic faculty, Karl-Franzens-University
2002–2004 Research assistant – Chair of Taxation and Accounting (Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. F. W. Wagner), Eberhard-Karls
University Tübingen/Germany
1998–1999 Consultant, WEDIT Deloitte & Touche, Stuttgart/Germany

 Extracurricular Activities

2008-2011 Appointed member of the Akkreditierungsausschuss of the Wissenschaftsrat (German Science and
Humanities Control)
since 2010 Member of the commitee awarding the PwC-arqus-prices to honor excellent master's theses in the
field of quantitative tax research


2009 "Best Teacher" award for the lecture "Taxes and Business Strategy" in the MBA program at the WHU.
2007 Award of the Humanistischen Stiftung for the tax reform proposal "Die nachgelagerte Gesellschafterbesteuerung"
2006 Monographic award of the German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB)
2005 Alps-Adriatic Sea scientific award
2005  PhD award of RWT Reutlinger Wirtschafts Treuhand GmbH
2002 Award for excellent achievements in the diploma thesis, awarded by CMS GmbH Steuerberatungsgesellschaft


American Accounting Association (AAA) Annual Meeting
Business Research
Die Betriebswirtschaft
European Accounting Review
Review of Behavioral Finance
Review of Managerial Science
Steuer und Wirtschaft
The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance
Verband der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft (VHB) Jahrestagung
Zeitschrift für Betriebswirtschaft
Zeitschrift für betriebswirtschaftliche Forschung


American Accounting Association (AAA)
Arbeitskreis Quantitative Steuerlehre (arqus)
European Accounting Association (EAA)
German Economic Association of Business Administration e.V. (GEABA)
International Institute of Public Finance (IIPF)