Professor Martin Jacob holds the adidas endowed Chair of Finance, Accounting, and Taxation at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management. He received his undergraduate degree in business administration and his doctoral degree from the University of Tübingen, Germany. His research focuses on the economic effects of taxation on business decisions. His work has been published in several leading international journals including the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Accounting Research, the Review of Financial Studies, The Accounting Review, the Journal of Accounting and Economics, Management Science, Contemporary Accounting Research, and the Journal of Public Economics. He further serves as Associate Editor of the European Accounting Review and Accounting & Business Research since 2016. His research has been widely cited in newspapers as well as policy debates.

Since 2021, Martin Jacob is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the German Ministry of Finance.

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Recent Updates

Accepted paper

Corporate Tax Enforcement Externalities and the Banking Sector, Journal of Accounting Research | 2020, 58, 1117-1159 (with John Gallemore)

New working paper

Investment under Tax Policy Uncertainty: Evidence from Trump's Election and Tax Reform (with John Gallemore, Stephan Hollander, and Xiang Zheng)

New working paper

Contact Information

Martin Jacob

WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management

Burgplatz 2

56077 Vallendar, Germany

martin.jacob (at) whu.edu

Recent Updates

Accepted paper

Do Corporate Taxes affect Executive Compensation?
with Tobias Bornemann and Mariana Sailer | The Accounting Review, forthcoming

Accepted paper

Withholding Taxes, Compliance Cost and Foreign Portfolio Investments
with Maximilian Todtenhaupt | The Accounting Review, forthcoming

Accepted paper

Tax Incidence and Tax Avoidance
with Scott Dyreng, Xu Jiang, and Maximilian Müller) | Contemporary Accounting Research | forthcoming