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The University of Oxford is proving that business taxation is a more interesting subject than it may initially sound. The university has persuaded 40 world specialists in the subject to sign up as international research fellows at the university’s Centre for Business Taxation, at the Saïd school.

The fellows will be frequent visitors to the centre and will conduct research to be published as the Centre’s Working Paper series, which it is hoped will become an important source for research on business taxation from around the world.

Fellows will include Jim Poterba, professor of economics and the department head for economics at MIT, Alan Auerbach, professor of economics and law at the University of California, Berkeley, and Reuven Avi-Yonah, professor of law and director of the international tax LLM programme at the university of Michigan law school.

“I am delighted to announce this important development for the Centre for Business Taxation,” says Michael Devereux, director of the Centre. “In bringing together this prestigious international group of academics, the Centre will benefit from their unique expertise and will welcome their involvement in our research activities and their contribution to policy debates.”

The Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation is an independent research centre which aims to promote effective policies for the taxation of business and which publishes multidisciplinary research into the aims, practice and consequences of taxes which affect business.

www.sbs.ox.ac.uk

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