Honorary Doctorate for Prof. Caren Sureth-Sloane

In acknowledgement of her outstanding scientific achievements, Professor Caren Sureth-Sloane from Paderborn University has been awarded an honorary doctorate from the Faculty of Business Studies & Economics at the University of Bremen.

The Faculty of Business Studies & Economics has honored her special work in the field of business administration. The ceremony took place at the Teerhof guest house of the University of Bremen on Thursday, June 2, 2022. The dean of the Faculty of Business Studies & Economics in Bremen, Professor Jochen Zimmermann, explains the decision as follows: "Professor Sureth-Sloane has rendered outstanding contributions to the further development of business administration theory, especially in business taxation, and its support by empirical findings. The award also honors her for her contribution to the communication of economic insights to business practice."

"This award is a great honor for me,” states Professor Caren Sureth-Sloane. “It has always been important to me to make a contribution with my research – to the scientific community and to practice. This special honor means a lot to me and encourages me to continue on this path," she emphasizes.


Professor Caren Sureth-Sloane carries out research on the effects of taxation on corporate decisions, especially on the effects of taxes on risky investments, as well as on international business taxation, tax complexity, and tax transparency. With her work on the impact of taxation, including regulatory uncertainty and red-tape costs, on entrepreneurial investment decisions, risk-taking, and compliance, she makes important contributions to evidence-based regulatory improvement. Through consistent scientific communication, she adds to a better understanding of the complex interactions in policy discussions and in society at large.

She studied economics, English, French, and Chinese at the University of Passau. From 1994 onwards, she worked as a scientific assistant at the University of Bielefeld, where she received her PhD in 1999 and habilitated in 2003. From 2002 until 2004, she took over the Chair of Business Administration, with a focus on Corporate Accounting/Taxation within the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics at the University of Paderborn. Since 2004, she has held the Chair of Business Administration, with a focus on Business Taxation. She has received appointment calls from the University of Graz, the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, the Goethe University Frankfurt, and the University of Cologne.

Since 2010, she has been a visiting professor at the Vienna University of Economics and Business and principal investigator within the FWF Doctoral Program in International Business Taxation (DIBT). She is a founding member of “Arbeitskreis Quantitative Steuerlehre - arqus,” as well as a member of the “taxes” and “transfer prices” working groups of the Schmalenbach-Gesellschaft, of which she has been a member of the executive board since 2011 and vice president since 2019. Since 2021, she has held the role of interim chair of the Verein für Socialpolitik (German Economic Association). In 2013, Professor Caren Sureth-Sloane was appointed a full member of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts. She is the spokesperson for the DFG-funded Collaborative Research Center TRR 266: Accounting for Transparency and has been a member of the DFG Senate since 2021.

Further Information:


Dean Prof. Dr. Jochen Zimmermann
Faculty of Business Studies & Economics
University of Bremen
Phone: +49 421 218-66680
Email: jzimmermprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de

[Translate to English:]
The honored Professor Caren Sureth-Sloane from the University of Paderborn (middle) with the dean of the Faculty of Business Studies & Economics, Professor Jochen Zimmermann, and Professor Franz Jürgen Marx.