Said Ziggurat

Centre for Business Taxation Doctoral Conference

The 8th annual Doctoral Conference, where presenters, usually PhD students, are offered the opportunity to present their research.

The annual doctoral conference provides a stimulating environment in which young scholars from around the world can discuss their research.

You are invited to submit a paper for the annual Doctoral Conference, held by the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation on Thursday 19 and Friday 20 September 2019.

We welcome submissions on any topics related to business taxation in its broadest sense, including papers from economics, law, accounting and other disciplines, as well as interdisciplinary contributions. Preference will be given to current PhD students, but we also encourage young researchers within three years of completing their PhD to submit their papers.

The conference offers presenters the opportunity to receive feedback in a friendly environment from Michael Devereux, Centre Director; Judith Freedman, Director of Legal Research; Programme Directors and Research Fellows.

There will be a Best Paper Award with a prize of £500.

Submissions can either be completed papers or extended abstracts of work in progress (preferably at least two pages) which must be completed in time for the conference. The deadline for submissions is 31 May 2019. Papers must be submitted using the electronic form below. Papers will be selected, and invitations extended, by 30 June 2019.

Accommodation will be provided and paid for by the organiser for the nights of Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 September. Reasonable travel costs will be covered for those who indicate that they require financial support. Please indicate the amount of support you require in the 'Additional information' section when you submit your paper. We would like to offer support to participants, who otherwise would be unable to attend, especially those outside Europe.

This year’s Doctoral Conference convenors are Alice Pirlot and Martin Simmler. Please contact Alice or Martin if you have any questions about the academic content of the meeting. If you have any questions regarding the logistics, please contact Pauline Simpson by emailing   

We look forward to receiving your submission and welcoming you to Oxford.