Our doctoral seminars are joint research seminars offered by the IBS in cooperation with Professor Sebastian Schanz (Chair of Taxation and Accounting, University of Bayreuth). The seminars take place once each semester and are held alternately in Bayreuth and Munich. The aim of the seminars is to provide for the doctoral candidates a platform on which to present their research projects even at a very early stage. Within the framework of the seminars and subsequent discussions, the doctoral candidates receive valuable feedback on their work and ideas how to solve problems. Furthermore the seminars aim to promote scientific exchange between the doctoral candidates, as well as serving as a basis for a future research network.