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Prof. Dr. Thomas Rixen

Research Fields
  • International and Comparative Political Economy
  • Globalization
  • Tax Policy and Financial Market Regulation
  • Institutionalism
mail: thomas [dot] rixen [at] uni-bamberg [dot] de
Former Staff Member of the Research Unit

Thomas Rixen, political scientist and economist, is a senior research fellow in the research unit “Transnational Conflicts and International Institutions”. He holds a PhD from Jacobs University Bremen (with distinction), where he was affiliated with the Collaborative Research Center (Sfb) “Transformations of the State”. He studied in Bonn, Hamburg, Paris, and Ann Arbor, Michigan. Rixen's research focuses on international and comparative political economy and the theory of institutions; it deals with public finances and the governance of financial markets. He has taught courses on, among others, global governance, theories of institutions, international and comparative political economy and tax policy at the universities in Bremen, Berlin, Potsdam and Lucerne.

Selected Publications
  • 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. (Vorab online publiziert 20.Oktober 2010)
  • Genschel, Philipp/Rixen, Thomas/Uhl, Susanne (2008): "Die Ursachen des europäischen Steuerwettbewerbs". In: Politische Vierteljahresschrift, Jg. Politisch, Sonderheft 40 "Die Europäische Union. Governance und Policy-Making", herausgegeben von Ingeborg Tömmel. 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.