IBFD is pleased to announce that it has named Ruth Mason from the University of Virginia School of Law (United States) as its 2018 Professor in Residence. Mason will be the first woman and the youngest scholar to hold the professorship since it was first offered in 2013.
The previous IBFD Professors in Residence are Luis Eduardo Schoueri (2017) from Brazil, Reuven Avi-Yonah (2016), Stephen Shay (2015) and Yariv Brauner (2014) from the United States, and Richard Vann (2013) from Australia.
“We chose Ruth Mason as the 6th IBFD Professor in Residence because she is a bright global tax scholar who is able to combine an in-depth knowledge of international taxation with an active role in the academic debate on European tax law, seen from the perspective of both sides of the Atlantic Ocean,” said Prof. Dr Pasquale Pistone, the Academic Chairman of IBFD. “These unique features made her our first option for offering her to be part of our academic group and further strengthen the global leading role of IBFD as home of international taxation.”
“I am honoured to be the next IBFD Professor in Residence. Having an academic home in Europe will enable me to collaborate and share ideas more easily with my European colleagues,” said Prof. Mason. “The Professor-in-Residence programme enables researchers from different jurisdictions to deepen our intellectual ties, despite the geographical distance between our home institutions. I am excited to learn as much as I can while in Amsterdam.”
Prof. Mason’s research focuses on international, comparative and state taxation. Her recent scholarship has examined taxation issues in the European Union, including how tax non-discrimination laws affect cross-border commerce in common markets.