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Head of Taxation Postgraduate Studies

I currently serve as an Associate Professor of the Department of Finance and Tax and the UCT Tax Institute for Fiscal Research.  I am also a postdoctoral research fellow of the IBFD.  In these roles, I am currently engaged in two major research projects, namely:

1) Sustainable Tax Governance in Developing Countries through Global Tax Transparency (DeSTaT), funded by the Research Council of Norway (2012 - 2017).

2) Special Tax Zones, a collaborative research project under the auspices of the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD) (started in 2016).

I am a Chartered Accountant (SA) and registered tax practitioner.  I obtained my PhD in 2009.  I serve as the Secretary-General of the South African branch of the International Fiscal Association

My publications focus on an international readership. 

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Craig West is an Associate Professor at the University of Cape Town, and his areas of expertise are international and South African income tax, in which he has published a number of articles and chapters.  He is also Managing Editor of IBFD's World Tax Journal and of the IBFD Doctoral Series. 

He has regularly presented at conferences and seminars on both international and South African taxation and has been appointed as a national reporter for South Africa on several occasions. He holds a PhD from the University of Cape Town (2009) as well as a Master of Commerce in Accounting. He is a Chartered Accountant (SA); Master Tax Practitioner (SA) and Chartered Accountant ANZ.  Dr West is a member of various research groups undertaking tax research on a variety of topics.

He has been a visiting researcher at the Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law (WU, Vienna) (2015) and at the Fiscal Institute for Taxation (UvT, Tilburg) (2013). He has been a guest lecturer at both the Fiscal Institute for Taxation (UvT, Tilburg) and Strathmore University (Nairobi, Kenya).  He is a member and Secretary-General of the International Fiscal Association South Africa and an Associate Member of the European Association of Tax Law Professors (EATLP).