Sarah Godar

Sarah Godar is research associate at the Department of Business and Economics at the Berlin School of Economics and Law (BSEL), supported by the Berlin Equal Opportunity Program (BCP). She is a Ph.D. candidate at the Institute of Economic Studies, Charles University Prague. Her Ph.D. topic is corporate tax and tax avoidance by multinational corporations.

Previous activities include the coordination of the tax justice network Germany (“Netzwerk Steuergerechtigkeit”), and employment as a research associate for the Master's Programme Tax Policy and Tax Administration at BSEL.

She studied Economics and Sociology at the University of Potsdam and graduated in International Economics (M.A.) at the Berlin School of Economics and Law. Her research interests include tax policy, tax avoidance and income distribution.


  • Godar, S. (2018): "Tax Haven Investors and Corporate Profitability - Evidence of Profit Shifting by German-Based Affiliates of Multinational Firms". IES Working Papers 36/2018, IES FSV, Charles University.
  • Godar, S. (2018): "The way forward: Taxing multinationals in the EU." Paper prepared for the 24th Conference on Alternative Economic Policy in Europe, Euro Memo Group
  • Godar, S. (2017): „Sind wir nicht alle ein bisschen offshore? Der Schattenfinanzindex wirft Licht auf das internationale Geschäft mit der Geheimhaltung.“ Kurswechsel 4/2017:36-42
  • Godar, S., A. Truger (2017): Shifting priorities in EU tax Policies. A stock-taking exercise over three decades. IMK Study No. 55, May 2017, Hans-Böckler-Stiftung, Düsseldorf
  • Godar, S., A. Truger (2016): Die Rückkehr der progressiven Steuerpolitik? Steuerpolitische Trends in der EU seit der Krise. Gute Gesellschaft - soziale Demokratie #2017plus, Bonn: Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
  • Fauser, H., S. Godar (2016): Offshore wealth reconsidered. The development of offshore wealth in the face of increasing international financial transparency. Report prepared for the Greens/EFA Group - European Parliament
  • Godar, S., C. Paetz, A. Truger (2014): Progressive tax reform in OECD countries: Opportunities and obstacles. International Journal of Labour Research Vol. 6, Issue 1, S. 95-111

Sarah Godar

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