Maurice Lauré Prize

IFA has instituted a Prize in order to encourage scientific work on international indirect taxation. The Prize is named in honour of Maurice Lauré, who was instrumental in the first implementation of the Value Added Tax system, now applied in more than 160 jurisdictions.

Subject: International indirect fiscal law, comparative indirect tax law, or local indirect tax law having an important relation with fiscal law in foreign jurisdictions.

Language: English, French and German. English preferred.

Open to: participants under 40 years of age on the 31 of July of the year in which the Prize is awarded, whether they are members of the Association or not.

Conditions:

  • Submission of a presentation letter on the topic;
  • Submission of a resume including the date of birth;
  • Upon submission, candidates need additionally to prepare an article on the topic in English with a maximum of 10.000 words;

Prize: Euro 5.000, plus a medal and an invitation to attend the IFA 2019 Congress in London, exempted from the payment of the Congress registration fee, during which the Prize is awarded.

Submission deadline: 1 April 2019.

Jury of the Maurice Lauré Prize

The Jury consists of five members, who are appointed by the Executive Committee from amongst the IFA membership upon recommendation by the Permanent Scientific Committee.

Chair

Jean-Claude Bouchard (France)

Members

Markus Achatz (Austria)
Andrea Parolini (Italy)
Satya Poddar (India)
Philip Robinson (Switzerland)

Please contact the IFA General Secretariat for further details at a.gensecr@ifa.nl.

Previous winners of the Prize

 

2018

Winner Jasmin Kollman - Austria Taxable Supplies and their Consideration in European VAT
General Theory and Selected Issues of the Digital Economy - A Need for a New Set of Rules?

2017

Winner Marta Papis-Almansa - Sweden Insurance in European VAT: Current and Preferred Treatment in the Light of the New Zealand and Australian GST Systems.
  Honourable mention Alice Pirlot - Belgium Environmental cross-border taxation from an international (trade) law perspective: Bringing coherence to the legal chaos.

2016

Winner Thomas Wiesch - Germany Die umsatzsteuerlich Behandlung der öffentlichen Hand (The VAT treatment of public bodies).

2015

Winner Marie Lamensch - Belgium European value-added-tax in the digital area: A critical analysis and proposals for reform.
  Honourable mention Charlène Adline Herbain - France VAT neutrality.

2014

Winner Sebastian Pfeiffer - Austria VAT grouping from a European perspective.
  Honourable mention Caroline Heber - Germany Gesellschaften und ihre Gesellschafter in der Umsatzsteuer. Ein europäischer Lösungsansatz.

2013

Winner Anders Strandet Jepsen - Denmark European VAT and activities relating to securities.

2012

Winner Thomas Ecker - Austria A VAT/GST Model Convention.

2011

Winner Eva Oertel - Germany Die mehrwertsteuerrechtliche Behandlung des Cross-border-leasing im EU-Binnenmarkt. Eine vergleichende Analyse des deutschen, englischen und französischen Rechts.

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