University of Passau
Sebastian Krautheim is a Professor of International Economics at the University of Passau. His research interests are in international trade, global value chains, and social activism. He is principle investigator of a DFG-funded research project on “Global Production and its Watchdogs: Firms and NGOs in the Regulatory Void”. He holds a PhD in Economics from the European University Institute.MORE ABOUT SEBASTIAN KRAUTHEIM >
Jan 1, 2016
Sebastian Krautheim, Thierry Verdier
Offshoring with endogenous NGO activism
The process of globalization is characterized by an impressive growth of global value chains, as well as the proliferation of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) interacting with multinational firms. This paper presents a model of offshoring and NGO–firm interactions in which offshoring to a low...
Jan 1, 2016
Sebastian Krautheim, Tim Schmidt-Eisenlohr
Wages and International Tax Competition
We introduce wage bargaining and private information into a model of profit shifting and tax competition between a large and a small country. Shifting profits to the small country not only reduces a firm's tax bill but also creates private information on profitability, altering the wage bargain...
Jan 1, 2018
Philipp Herkenhoff, Sebastian Krautheim
The International Organization of Production in the Regulatory Void
In recent decades, a large and increasing number of leading firms in a diverse set of industries have faced allegations of ‘unethical’ practices along their international value chains. In many cases this has triggered consumer boycotts and NGO campaigns, introducing a new link between upstream (...
Jan 12, 2022
Philipp Herkenhoff, Sebastian Krautheim, Finn Ole Semrau, Frauke Steglich
Corporate Social Responsibility along the Global Value Chain
Firms are under increasing pressure to meet stakeholders’ demand for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) along their global value chains. We study the incentives for and investments in CSR at different stages of the production process. We analyze a model of sequential production with incomplete ...