Thomas Rixen

Political scientist and economist, senior research fellow in the research unit “Transnational Conflicts and International Institutions”, PhD from Jacobs University Bremen.

Postes occupés

2008-2009 à 2013-2014 Chercheur-e associé-e,
2014-2015 à aujourd'hui Membre collaborateur-trice,

Participations aux événements du CRÉ

27 août 2008 Workshop on Tax competition: how to meet the normative and political challenge


Dr. Thomas Rixen, political scientist and economist, joined the scientific staff of the research unit, « Transnational Conflicts and International Institutions, » in November 2007. He studied in Bonn, Hamburg, Paris, and Ann Arbor, Michigan. Prior to his engagement at the WZB, he was a researcher with the Collaborative Research Center 597, « Transformations of the State, » at the Jacobs University of Bremen, and a scientific staff member in the office of a Member of the German Federal Parliament (Bundestag). Rixen’s research focuses on international political economy and the theory of institutions; his research in 2014 dealt, in particular, with institutional (non-)change in international taxation.

Selected publications:

  • Peter Dietsch & Thomas Rixen (dir.), Global Tax Governance: What is Wrong with It and How to Fix It, ECPR Press, 2016.
  • Rixen, Thomas (2010): « Bilateralism or Multilateralism? The Political Economy of International Double Taxation ». In: European Journal of International Relations, Vol. 16, No. 4, S. 589-614.
  • Rixen, Thomas (2011): « From Double Tax Avoidance to Tax Competition. Explaining the Institutional Trajectory of International Tax Governance ». In: Review of International Political Economy, Vol. 18, No. 2, S. 197-227.
  • Genschel, Philipp, Rixen, Thomas, Uhl, Susanne (2008): « Die Ursachen des europäischen Steuerwettbewerbs ». In: Ingeborg Tömmel (Hg.): Die Europäische Union. Governance und Policy-Making. Politische Vierteljahresschrift, Sonderheft 40. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, S. 297-320.
  • Rixen, Thomas (2008): The Political Economy of International Tax Governance. Transformation of the State. Basingstoke/New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, XIII, 249 S.

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