Dr. Pasquale Pistone 

Academic position

Academic chairman


Tax Law


International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation - IBFD

Contact details

Rietlandpark 301

1019 DW Amsterdam

The Netherlands


+31-20-554 0100


[email protected]

Prof. Pasquale Pistone is the Academic Chairman of IBFD. He holds a Jean Monnet ad personam Chair in European Tax Law and Policy at WU Vienna University of Economics and Business (Austria) and is Associate Professor of Tax Law at the University of Salerno (Italy). His main fields of expertise are European and international tax law, in which he is regarded as a top academic expert in various parts of the world.

Over the past 15 years he has lectured extensively on issues of European and international tax law (at several universities in 12 EU countries, three further European countries and 13 non-European countries) and has reported at over 150 specialized tax conferences around the world. He has been invited to present his views in meetings organized by the European Commission, the European Court of Justice and the OECD. Prof. Pistone has been visiting professor of European and/or International Tax Law at various universities, including Florida (twice), Lisbon (three times), Louvain UCL, Melbourne (UM and Monash), Paris (I and II) and Sao Paulo. In his IBFD capacity he is a member of the Executive Board of the EATLP (European Association of Tax Law Professors) and of the Permanent Scientific Committee of the IFA (International Fiscal Association).

Prof. Pistone is the editor-in-chief of the World Tax Journal (IBFD), a fully peer-reviewed interdisciplinary international tax journal. He is also a member of the board of editors of Intertax (Kluwer), Diritto e Pratica Tributaria Internazionale (Cedam, Italy) and of the scientific board of several other specialized tax journals in Europe, Russia and South America.

He has participated in and directed several research projects. He was a founding member of the GREIT (Group for Research on European International Tax Law), of ILADT’s research project on a Model Tax Convention for Latin-America, of WU Vienna’s research project on International Tax Coordination (funded by the Austrian Science Fund) and of the DeSTaT project on global fiscal transparency and developing countries (funded by the Norwegian Research Council). He is also co-editor of IBFD’s Global Tax Treaty Commentary project.

Prof. Pistone is a member of the Junge Kurie (Young Academy) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences OeAW (since 2008), of the ECJ Task Force of the Confédération Fiscale Européenne (since 2008), honorary member of the Instituto Uruguayo de Estudios Tributarios (since 2007) and honorary member of the Malta Institute of Management (since 2011). Among other prizes and distinctions, he was presented with the EURYI Award of the ERF (European Science Foundation) in 2005.

Prof. Pistone works in seven European languages (Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese and Dutch). He has published extensively on international and European tax law as (co-)editor of 26 books and author of two books and over 150 articles translated in ten languages around the world.