Virtual Event: CBT Annual Academic Symposium 2020


We invite you to submit a paper for the fourteenth annual symposium of the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation.

We hope that you and your family and friends are staying well and positive at this difficult time.

Face-to-face teaching and other in-person events at Oxford University have been cancelled for the remainder of this academic year, and throughout the summer. We have also considered cancelling our Academic Symposium – which we have held every year since 2007.

However, just as our teaching is moving online, we believe that we can also host an engaging and fruitful symposium online. Moving online will necessitate many other changes to our normal event. For example, it is likely that we will host a shorter event; the timing may also vary a little from that previously advertised, to accommodate those in different time zones. We will work on these issues and communicate them to you in due course.

Call for papers: DEADLINE EXTENDED

As a starting point, we feel able to relax the deadline for submission of papers. We now propose a deadline of Friday April 8 2020 – so you have two more weeks to think about what to submit. We aim to get back to you with a programme early in May.

As ever, we welcome research on any topics related to business taxation in its broadest sense, including papers from economics, law and other disciplines, as well as interdisciplinary contributions. Submissions can either be completed but unpublished papers, or extended abstracts of work in progress (preferably at least two pages) which must be completed in time for the symposium.

Submissions should be made using the electronic form

The symposium convenor is John Vella. If you have any questions about the academic content of the symposium, please contact For questions regarding the logistics, please contact the events team at

We look forward to receiving your submissions and seeing you online in June..