IBFD Frans Vanistendael Award for International Tax Law


This annual award promotes and celebrates scientific research of the highest standards.

An international jury judges the submitted publications and selects the work that makes the most outstanding contribution to the development of international tax law.



The proposed dotation for the Frans Vanistendael Award is EUR 10,000, plus a flat amount for travel and accommodation expenses incurred by attending the award ceremony (if the ceremony takes place on IBFD's premises).

Eligible publications are all articles, books, book chapters and monographs on international tax law (including European Union tax law), in paper or digital format (with an ISBN or ISSN number), published in English between 1 January 2022 and 31 December 2022 that have provided an outstanding contribution to the development of international tax law. In case of doubt, the temporal criterion to ascertain eligibility is the date of the ISBN/ISSN.


The 2023 edition will be carried out with the support of the following jury members:

Philip Baker, Cécile Brokelind, Joachim English, Pasquale Pistone (Chairman), Jennifer Roeleveld, Jacques Sasseville, Luis Schoueri, Dikshit Sengupta, Miranda Stewart.

Shortlist – 8th IBFD Frans Vanistendael Award

  • Báez Moreno, A., Because Not Always B Comes After A: Critical Reflections on the New Article 12B of the UN Model on Automated Digital Services, published by IBFD in World Tax Journal, Volume 13, no. 4
  • Brauner, Y., Thinking like a source state in a digital economy, published by University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh Tax Review, Volume 18
  • Devereux, M. et al, Taxing Profit in a Global Economy, published by Oxford University Press in A Report of the Oxford International Tax Group
  • Pirlot, A., Carbon Border Adjustment Measures: A Straightforward Multi-Purpose Climate Change Instrument?, published by Oxford University Press in Journal of Environmental Law (2021, 00, 1-28)
  • Shaviro, D.N., What Are Minimum Taxes, and Why Might One Favor or Disfavor Them?, published by NYU Law in Virginia Tax Review, Volume 40, no. 2

Application procedure

Applications may be submitted by anyone (therefore not just by the author) by 31 December 2022 via e-mail to ibfd.award@ibfd.org.

The conferral of the 9th IBFD Frans Vanistendael Award will take place on 12 May 2023. 


Watch the 2022 award ceremony video and meet the most recent winner.

Previous award winners