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Riël Franzsen

Riël Franzsen occupies the South African Research Chair in Tax Policy and Governance in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences at the University of Pretoria. He is also the director of the African Tax Institute at the University of Pretoria. He holds two undergraduate degrees and a doctorate in law with a thesis on South Africa’s real estate transfer tax. He also holds a master’s degree in creative writing. He has acted as policy advisor in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Caribbean on behalf of various entities, including the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank, on especially property tax issues. He has been a co-instructor for property taxation courses offered on behalf of the IMF (Austria and Singapore) and on behalf of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy (China and Slovenia). He is a member of the Board of Advisors of the International Property Tax Institute (IPTI) and has authored or co-authored numerous conference papers, journal articles, and book chapters on land and property taxes in particular.

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