Renate Buijze

Renate Buijze MA (1986) is a PhD Candidate at the Department of Tax Law at the Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands. In her PhD dissertation she researches tax incentives for cross-border charitable giving to the arts. The research takes an interdisciplinary approach, combining cultural economics and tax law. Proceedings of her dissertation were published in amongst others Intertax. Through her research, Renate aims at strengthening international philanthropy and fundraising.

Renate serves on the advisory committee of the European Foundation Centre and Transnational Giving Europe, Brussels, dealing with taxation of philanthropy in Europe and on the fundraising advisory committee of Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam.


Key topics: International Philanthropy; Tax incentives; Cross-border giving and Fundraising for arts and culture





Current position

PhD Candidate Erasmus School of Law

Previous positions

Fundraising Consultant (2010-2012) B&D Funding, Rotterdam;

Policy Researcher (2008-2009) De VAK, Centrum voor de Kunsten, Delft.


Charitable Fundraising for the Arts in the Era of Globalization: International Tax Barriers for Arts Organizations (expected 2017; supervisor: Prof. S.J.C. Hemels)


Erasmus Graduate School of Law (2017), Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands. MA

Cultural Economics & Cultural Entrepreneurship (2010), Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands. MA

exchange program (2010), Chinese University of Hong Kong. BA

Fine Arts Teacher (2007), Fontys Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Tilburg, the Netherlands.

Research productivity

2 international scientific publications (double blind peer reviewed); 1 book chapter; 3 professional publications.