Levin College of Law

Georg Kofler

Visiting Professor


Georg Kofler is Professor of Tax Law at Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria. He has earned a doctorate in law as well as a doctorate in business administration in 2002 and 2003 respectively and an LL.M. in International Taxation from New York University in 2004. In 2006 he has gained his postdoctoral lecturing qualification (“Habilitation”) with a thesis on “Double Taxation Conventions and European Community Law”. Before joining the University of Linz, he has 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). He has served at a visiting professor at the Universities of Florida (2013) and Sydney (2016). He has worked in the fields of taxation, especially European and International taxation, for more than 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, e.g., serves as a member of the faculties of several postgraduate programs, as a member of the D-A-CH tax committee, as deputy head of the working group on constitutional law and EU law of the Scientific Board of the Austrian Chamber of Tax Advisors, as a deputy member of the Fiscal Committee of the Confédération Fiscale Européenne (CFE), as chairman of CFE’s ECJ Task Force, as an alternate Member of the EU’s Joint Transfer Pricing Forum and as a member of IFA’s Permanent Scientific Committee; he also was part of the Austrian government’s most recent tax reform commission. He has published and lectured widely on issues of Austrian, International and European taxation. His publications include 10 monographs, several anthologies as an editor, and more than 300 articles, book chapters, and reviews of court decisions in academic journals and anthologies.