Giorgio Beretta

IFA Maurice Lauré Prize

News & Media

Maurice Lauré Prize

Winner 2021
Giorgio Beretta (Italy) – European VAT and the Sharing Economy

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.


  • 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 2022 Congress in Berlin, exempted from the payment of the Congress registration fee, during which the Prize is awarded. 

Submission deadline: 1 April 2022. Papers entered for the Prize for a given year should be submitted as a soft copy (PDF) by e-mail to before the 1st of April.


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.


Jean-Claude Bouchard (France)


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

Tags :
Giorgio Beretta,IFA Maurice Lauré Prize
Share This :

Blog Posts

Get In Touch

For more information on my research projects or on teaching and consulting collaborations, you may send me an email to: