Marcel Olbert

Assistant Professor of Accounting

BSc MSc PhD (Mannheim)

Previously a Research Assistant and PhD student at Germany’s University of Mannheim, Dr Marcel Olbert’s broad range of experience includes investment banking within the M&A advisory group of JP Morgan London, strategy consulting with Roland Berger and international tax and private equity with PwC and Flick Gocke Schaumburg. His research interests focus on the real effects of corporate taxation and disclosure regulation – examining how multinational businesses respond to incentives that stem from their regulatory and macroeconomic environment.

Marcel currently serves as an Associate Editor at the European Accounting Review. His work has been accepted for publication in The Accounting Review, the Journal of Accounting and Economics, the Journal of Accounting Research, and the Review of Financial Studies.

Marcel’s current research on tax reforms and multinational firm investment as well as on carbon taxes and carbon leakage in developing countries is featured by the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development. For his current work on the effect of public Country-by-Country Reporting on multinational enterprises’ global resource allocation, Marcel has received a grant from The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Marcel is seeking applications for professional research assistantships.

Marcel teaches in our LBS MBA programme and has been named in the businessbecause’s list of MBA professors to watch in 2022.

Marcel talks about his research on global tax reform. Click here to read the paper.


Do firms with a centralized transfer pricing authority have more tax disputes and internal coordination conflicts?

Bärsch S-E; Heckemeyer J; Olbert M

Journal of Business Economics 2023 Vol 93 p 1415-1450

Measuring the Expected Effects of the Global Tax Reform

Gomez-Cram R; Olbert M

Review of Financial Studies 2023 Vol 36:12 p 4965-5011

Private equity and local public finances

Olbert M; Severin P H

Journal of Accounting Research 2023 Vol 61:4 p 1313-1362

Tax competition and employment

Glaeser S; Olbert M; Werner A C

Accounting Review 2023 Vol 98:5 p 267-296


How does private firm disclosure affect demand for public firm equity? Evidence from the global equity market

Kim J; Olbert M

Journal of Accounting and Economics 2022 In Press

Real Effects of Private Country-by-Country Disclosure

Olbert M; De Simone L

Accounting Review 2022 Vol 97:6 p 201-232


International Taxation in the Digital Economy: Challenge Accepted?

Olbert M; Spengel C

World Tax Journal 2017 Vol 9:1


The Impact of Tax Shields on Bankruptcy Risk and Resource Allocation

Olbert M

Social Sciences Research Network


ESG Disclosures in the Private Equity Industry

Abraham J K; Olbert M; Vasvari F P

Social Sciences Research Network

How Do Multinational Companies Respond to Destination-based Taxes?

De Simone L; Olbert M

Social Sciences Research Network

Teaching portfolio

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    • Accounting
      Gain a basic understanding of the financial reporting process and of managerial accounting. The financial accounting component will equip you with the skills needed to successfully analyse a relatively complex set of financial statements and to extract information from accounting data to make informed decisions. The managerial accounting component covers basic accounting techniques and the impact of strategic and organisational change on accounting information.
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