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Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation

Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation


The Centre is guided and directed by an external advisory board and a steering committee of Saїd Business School. 

Advisory Board

Their role is to:

  1. Provide advice and guidance on the research programme for the Centre.
  2. Assist in the development of links between the Centre and the wider business, academic and policy communities.
  3. Assist the Director with fundraising for the Centre and income generation.
  4. Assess whether the Centre is substantially meeting its objectives before the end of the second academic year of its operation and annually thereafter.
  5. Receive and review: a. the annual financial report prepared by the Director, b. the five-year plan and annual operating plans & c. proposals for any substantial new external funding and commissioned research.


  •  Andrew Bonfield, Finance Director, National Grid
  •  Michael Devereux, Director, Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation
  •  Judith Freedman, Law Faculty, University of Oxford
  •  Colin Mayer (Chair), Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
  •  Beth Russell Director General, (Tax and Welfare), HM Treasury
  •  Wolfgang Schön, Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance, Munich
  •  Joel Slemrod, University of Michigan
  •  Chris Wales

Steering Committee

The Director of the Centre is responsible to the Steering Committee, which is a Committee of Saïd Business School. Their terms of reference are:

  1. To have general oversight of the Centre, and to maintain high academic standards of work.
  2. To review and approve the academic programme.
  3. To receive reports on academic activity and programmes and assess progress against original objectives.
  4. To approve the five-year plan, and annual operating plans.
  5. To monitor outcomes.
  6. To approve strategies for fundraising and income generation.
  7. To receive regular reports on applications for outside research grants.
  8. To monitor appointments to posts in the Centre funded by external research grants within overall School and University policy on such appointments.
  9. To approve the annual report of the Centre and to report at other times, as appropriate, to the Head of School.


  • Steve Bond, Economics Department, University of Oxford
  • Michael Devereux, Director, Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation
  • Judith Freedman, Law Faculty, University of Oxford
  • Clare Leaver, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford
  • Glen Loutzenhiser, Law Faculty, University of Oxford
  • Alan Morrison, Saïd Business School
  • Andrew Stephen (Chair), Research Dean, Saïd Business School
  • Dimitrios Tsomocos, Saïd Business School
  • Tony Venables, Department of Economics, University of Oxford