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Samina Sultan

Dr. Samina Sultan

Economist for European Economic Policy and Trade

Tel: +49 221 4981-312
  • At the IW since 2022
  • Studied economics at the Universities of Mannheim, St. Gallen and Tübingen.
  • 2021: Doctorate at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich on "Determinants and Effects of Fiscal and Industrial Policies" with research stay at the University of California, Berkeley
  • 2021-2022: Researcher at the German Council of Economic Experts (Sachverständigenrat zur Begutachtung der gesamtwirtschaftlichen Entwicklung)
  • Research interests: trade, trade policy, Europe, fiscal and industrial policies, China

IW Publications

Sultan, Samina / Kunath, Gero / Förster, Henrik / Matthes, Jürgen, 2024, Indonesien. Ein neuer indo-pazifischer Partner?, IW-Report, Nr. 9, Köln
Zur Studie

Busch, Berthold / Sultan, Samina, 2023, Fiskalische Aspekte einer EU-Erweiterung. Folgen eines EU-Beitritts der Ukraine für den Haushalt und die Kohäsionspolitik, IW-Report, Nr. 63, Köln
Zur Studie

Matthes, Jürgen / Sultan, Samina, 2023, Reforming the WTO’s subsidy rules. A new opportunity to tackle the global distortions of China’s state capitalism, IW-Kurzbericht, Nr. 91, Köln
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Hentze, Tobias / Sultan, Samina, 2023, Globale und europäische Unternehmensteuerreformkonzepte. Von BEPS über CCCTB zu BEFIT, IW-Report, Nr. 60, Köln
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Obst, Thomas / Sultan, Samina, 2023, Polen vor der Wahl – Wirtschaftsmodell im Wandel. Analyse des wirtschaftlichen Aufstiegs und der künftigen Herausforderungen, IW-Report, Nr. 51, Berlin / Köln
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Busch, Berthold / Kauder, Björn / Sultan, Samina, 2023, Wohin fließt das Geld aus dem EU-Haushalt? Nettozahler und Nettoempfänger in der EU, IW-Report, Nr. 48, Köln
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Matthes, Jürgen / Sultan, Samina, 2023, Reform der EU-Fiskalregeln. Lindners Ideen haben Berechtigung, IW-Kurzbericht, Nr. 30, Köln
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Hentze, Tobias / Sultan, Samina, 2023, Neuer Anlauf zur Harmonisierung der Unternehmensbesteuerung in der EU. Öffentliche Konsultation der Europäischen Kommission zu „Unternehmen in Europa: ein Rahmen für die Unternehmensbesteuerung (BEFIT)“, IW-Report, Nr. 7, Köln
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Berthold Busch / Jürgen Matthes / Samina Sultan, 2023, Zur Abhängigkeit einzelner Industriezweige von China, IW-Report, Nr. 5
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Busch, Berthold / Sultan, Samina, 2022, Die EU vor neuen Erweiterungen? Alternativen zur Vollmitgliedschaft, IW-Analyse, Nr. 152, Köln
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Busch, Berthold / Kauder, Björn / Sultan, Samina, 2022, Wer finanziert die EU? Nettozahler und Nettoempfänger in der EU, IW-Report, Nr. 55, Köln
Zur Studie

Sultan, Samina / Rusche, Christian / Busch, Berthold / Bardt, Hubertus, 2022, Single Market Emergency Instrument. An instrument with pitfalls, IW-Kurzbericht, Nr. 85, Köln
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Bardt, Hubertus / Busch, Berthold / Rusche, Christian / Sultan, Samina, 2022, Single Market Emergency Instrument. Ein Instrument mit Tücken, IW-Policy Paper, Nr. 7, Köln
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External Publications

Matthes, Jürgen / Kauder, Björn / Sultan, Samina, 2023, Reforming Economic and Monetary Union. Balancing Spending and Public Debt Sustainability, in: Martens Centre for European Studies, Policy Brief, June 2023, Brussels / Cologne
Zur Studie

Sultan, Samina / Rusche, Christian / Bardt, Hubertus / Busch, Berthold, 2023, Single Market Emergency Instrument. A Tool with Pitfalls, in: Intereconomics, 58. Jg., Heft 3, S. 160-166
Zur Studie

Fuest, C. / Hugger, F. / Sultan, S. / Xing, J., 2022, What drives Chinese overseas M&A investment? Evidence from micro data, in: Review of International Economics, 30, 306– 344. https://doi.org/10.1111/roie.12566

Fuest, Clemens / Sultan, Samina , 2019, How Will Brexit Affect Tax Competition and Tax Harmonization? The Role of Discriminatory Taxation, in: National Tax Journal, National Tax Association, vol. 72(1), pages 111-138, March

More from Dr. Samina Sultan

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A new Indo-Pacific partner?
IW-Report No. 9 15. February 2024

Indonesia: A new Indo-Pacific partner?

Samina Sultan / Gero Kunath / Henrik Förster/ Jürgen Matthes

Indonesia will elect a new president on 14 February. After ten successful years in office, Joko Widodo is not allowed to run for office again. He has ushered in an era of reform in the country.

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Consequences of Ukraine's accession to the EU for the budget and cohesion policy
IW-Report No. 63 11. December 2023

Fiscal aspects of an EU-enlargement

Berthold Busch / Samina Sultan

Following the European Commission's recommendation to open accession negotiations with Ukraine, the European Council will decide on this at its summit in December. This is a historic step that is of great geostrategic importance, particularly in light of the ongoing Russian war of aggression.

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A new opportunity to tackle the global distortions of China’s state capitalism
IW-Kurzbericht No. 91 6. December 2023

Reforming the WTO’s subsidy rules

Jürgen Matthes / Samina Sultan

The African Group proposes to reform the WTO’s subsidy rules for industrial goods. Even if this demand for more policy space entails some problems, the EU should view this as an opportunity.

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Global and European corporate tax reform concepts
IW-Report No. 60 30. November 2023

Global and European corporate tax reform concepts

Tobias Hentze / Samina Sultan

The harmonization of corporate taxation at an international level has been on the political agenda for many years. Both the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the European Commission have presented reform projects in this regard, which are now awaiting political implementation.

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Poland before the election – Economic model in transition
IW-Report No. 51 13. October 2023

Poland before the election – Economic model in transition

Thomas Obst / Samina Sultan

On 15 October 2023, the Polish people will elect a new government. The outcome of this election and the further economic development of the country is also relevant for Europe and in particular for the immediate neighbouring countries, such as Germany.

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[Translate to English:] Polens Regierungspartei PiS will unbedingt im Amt bleiben - ausgemacht ist das nicht.
Thomas Obst / Samina Sultan IW News 13. October 2023

Elections: Following its "Wirtschaftswunder", Poland must commit to the world

This coming Sunday, Poles will elect a new government. In wake of its remarkable "Wirtschaftswunder" or economic miracle, Poland stands at a crossroads. After experiencing years of economic growth, it has the potential to achieve even greater prosperity, provided it opens up further to the world and manages to find pragmatic solutions to major conflicts with the EU.

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Net contributors and net recipients in the EU
IW-Report No. 48 28. September 2023

Where does the money from the EU budget go?: Net contributors and net recipients in the EU

Berthold Busch / Björn Kauder / Samina Sultan

Germany's net position in 2022 is slightly down on the previous year, from €21.4 billion to €19.7 billion euros, but it is still significantly higher than in the pre-Brexit period. On average for 2014 to 2020, the last Multiannual Financial Framework, it was €13.5 billion euros.

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Balancing Spending and Public Debt Sustainability
External Publication 5. June 2023

Reforming Economic and Monetary Union: Balancing Spending and Public Debt Sustainability

Jürgen Matthes / Björn Kauder / Samina Sultan in Martens Centre for European Studies

Fiscal policy in the EU faces the dilemma of having to meet large spending needs despite the existence of elevated public debt ratios. Fiscal policy therefore needs to put the member states on a sustainable path to gradual debt reduction.

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A Tool with Pitfalls
External Publication 5. June 2023

Single Market Emergency Instrument: A Tool with Pitfalls

Samina Sultan / Christian Rusche / Hubertus Bardt / Berthold Busch in Intereconomics

In reaction to disruptions of the Single Market, the European Commission put forward an emergency instrument. It proposes far-reaching measures in order to maintain the proper functioning of the Single Market and ensure the supply and distribution of goods and services.

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Lindner's ideas have merit
IW-Kurzbericht No. 29 25. April 2023

Reform of EU-fiscal rules: Lindner's ideas have merit

Jürgen Matthes / Samina Sultan

The German government's proposal to introduce a fixed limit on government spending growth for highly indebted member states in the course of the reform of the Stability and Growth Pact makes sense. Given the macroeconomic environment, such a minimum requirement does not appear overambitious. This would ensure a steady reduction in the government deficit and debt level.

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