Laura Seelkopf

LMU Munich, Germany

“The Gendered Politics of Tax Policy-Making: The Case of Tampons and Splitting in Germany”

Laura Seelkopf is a professor of international comparative public policy at the Geschwister-Scholl-Institute for Political Science, LMU Munich. Prior to taking up this position, she held posts in St Gallen, Florence, and Bremen (JUB, SOCIUM). She holds a PhD from the University of Essex and an MA from the University of Konstanz. She served as executive board member of the German Political Science Association (2018-2021) and its Political Economy Section (2015-2021) and represenst political science in the German Data Forum (since 2020). Her substantive research interests lie at the intersection of international political economy, comparative politics, and public policy. Her current research focuses on three main topics: the historical development of tax states around the world, support for green taxes, and gender discrimination in taxation.