Dr Saskia Kohlhase

Saskia Kohlhase

Assistant Professor
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam


Saskia Kohlhase conducts research in the area of economic and societal consequences of taxation. In particular, Saskia investigates tax incentives of loss-making firms, consequences of taxing cross-border economic activities, and how taxation influences the allocation of funds within firms. 

She has joined the Accounting and Control department of RSM as an assistant professor in November 2016. She obtained her Ph.D. from Vienna University of Economics and Business. During her Ph.D. education, she spent five months as a visiting scholar at Duke University. For her dissertation, she has received the Award of “Nürnberger Steuergespräche” (awarded by the tax advisors association in Nuremberg).

She has teaching experience at the undergraduate and master level in financial accounting and taxation. Currently, she teaches and coordinates the master elective 'Taxation' and the honors class in the Accounting and Financial Management Master at RSM.

Professional experience

Assistant Professor

Erasmus University Rotterdam
RSM - Rotterdam School of Management
Department of Accounting & Control


AFM Honours Course

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BMHONAFM


  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2017/2018, 2016/2017
  • Code: BMME004
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master, Master, Master, Master

Past courses

Introduction to data visualization, web scraping, and text analysis in R

  • Study year: 2018/2019
  • Code: BERMSS018
  • ECTS: 2 Level: Master