35 mill. to tax research

Guttorm Schjelderup
"We have succeeded in getting very good young researchers and the research output has been beyond expectations", says Professor Guttorm Schjelderup.
By Øyvind Torvund

20 January 2017 09:36

(updated: 20 January 2017 10:21)

35 mill. to tax research

The Research Council of Norway and The Norwegian Tax Administration allocate NOK 17.5 million each to The Norwegian Center for Taxation (NoCeT) at NHH.

“These funds are crucial for the research group. This means that we can keep up the good work in a very important research area,” says Professor Guttorm Schjelderup. He is head of the Research centre.

Can provide specialized courses

The funding from the Research Council and The Norwegian Tax Administration will be distributed over a period of five years, until 2022.

The aim of the centre is to gain new knowledge about taxes, tax evation and compliance of tax rules and teaching students in both taxes and public finances more generally.

“The funds means that we can offer NHH an endowed position in tax economy to retain the expertise we have built up. We can hire new postdoctoral researchers and also add persons in adjunct professor positions that can provide specialized courses for students,” says Schjelderup.

NoCeT was established in 2012. Schjelderup is happy with what they have achieved since the inception.

More than 80 million NOK

“I would highlight the recruitment policy. We have succeeded in getting very good young researchers and the research output has been beyond expectations. We have also been highly visible in the public debate. And I have to mention our talented master students. Several of the master thesis have ended up with media coverage,” says Schjelderup. Recently, research from the centre featured in the British newspaper The Guardian.

Since 2007, the tax researchers at NHH has received more than 80 million NOK in external research funding. In parallel with the activity at NHH they are also working together with researchers at the University of Bergen to create a new centre for tax law.

“We want Bergen to be a hub for research on tax and tax law. There are many topics where it’s natural that lawyers and economists collaborate, such as research on corruption and business of tax havens,” says Schjelderup.

Read more about NoCeT on their website.

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