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Institute members

Head of Department

Name / Title Contact information

Niemann, Rainer, Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Kfm. Dr.rer.pol.


Phone:+43 316 380 - 6444

Institute Secretary

Name / Title Contact information

Fuchs, Christoph


Phone:+43 316 380 - 6446

Practice professor

Name / Title Contact information

Rabel, Klaus, Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr.rer.soc.oec.


Phone:+43 316 380 - 6445

Assistant Professor

Name / Title Contact information

Rünger, Silke, Assoz. Prof. Dr.rer.soc. Mag.phil. MMag.


Phone:+43 316 380 - 6442

Research Assistants

Name / Title Contact information

Kourouxous, Thomas, PhD


Phone:+43 316 380 - 6449

Pendl, Stefanie, BSc MSc.


Phone:+43 316 380 - 6445

Rechbauer, Martina, MMag. Dr.rer.soc.oec.


Phone:+43 316 380 - 6440

Teaching Assistants


The Department of Accounting and Taxation was founded in 2004 as the Department of Taxation and Accounting. This reected the increasing relevance of taxation that had not been represented at the University of Graz before. Since its foundation, Professor Rainer Niemann has headed the department. In 2006, the department was renamed to reflect the research focus in accounting at the School of Business, Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Graz. The department aims to investigate tax effects on decisions taken by economic players using analytical models and empirical studies. In particular, we focus on the effects of taxation on managerial decisions relating to investment and finance. The objective of quantitative tax analyses is to provide businesses and individuals with useful information to support their decision-making and to enable them to consider existing or planned tax systems in their management. Other parties that might benefit include tax legislators deciding on taxation as they get evidence of potential effects of current taxation and planned tax reforms. Accordingly, taxation studies can make an important contribution to the development of tax laws.

Head of the Department

Univ.-Prof. Dr.

Rainer Niemann

Universitätsstraße 15/G2 8010 Graz / Austria


Universitätsstraße 15/G2 8010 Graz / Austria
Christoph Fuchs Phone:+43 (0)316 380 - 6446
Fax:+43 (0)316 380 - 9595


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