Georg Kofler is Professor of Tax Law at Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria. He earned a doctorate in law as well as a doctorate in business administration in 2002 and 2003 respectively, and an LLM in international taxation from New York University in 2004. In 2006, Prof. Kofler gained his postdoctoral lecturing qualification (“habilitation”) with a thesis on “Double Taxation Conventions and European Community Law”, which was awarded a number of prizes, including IFA’s Mitchell B. Caroll Prize. Before joining the University of Linz, Prof. Kofler worked with the International Department of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance (2002-2003, 2009), as an assistant professor at the University of Linz (2001-2006) and as an acting assistant professor of Tax Law at New York University School of Law (2006-2008). Most recently, he was a visiting professor at the University of Florida (2013) and the University of Sydney (2016).
Professor Kofler has worked in the field of taxation, especially European and international taxation, for over 15 years and is involved in tax research, training and education at institutions mostly in Europe and the United States. He is part of formal and informal research networks and serves as a member of the faculties of several postgraduate programmes, as a member of the D-A-CH Tax Committee, as a deputy member of the CFE (Confédération Fiscale Européenne) and as chairman of CFE’s ECJ Task Force. Prof. Kofler was also a member of the Austrian government’s 2014 Tax Reform Commission.
Prof. Kofler has published and lectured widely on issues of Austrian, international and European taxation. His publications include several monographs, anthologies as an editor, and more than 300 articles, book chapters and reviews of court decisions in academic journals and anthologies.