About us

We are an independent research centre which aims to promote effective policies for the taxation of business.

The Centre undertakes and publishes multidisciplinary research into the aims, practice and consequences of taxes which affect business. Although it engages in debate on specific policy issues, the main focus of the Centre's research is on long-term, fundamental issues in business taxation. Its findings are based on rigorous analysis, detailed empirical evidence and in-depth institutional knowledge.

The Centre provides analysis independent of government, political party or any other vested interest. The Centre has no corporate views: publications of the Centre are the responsibility of named authors. The Centre is not a consultancy: it reserves the right to publish the results of its research.

The Centre has become the leading worldwide centre for impactful, state-of-the-art academic research in business taxation

Joel Slemrod

Professor of Economics, University of Michigan

People

Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation comprises its Directors - Professor Michael Devereux and Professor Judith Freedman, Research and Academic Staff.

We have Programme Directors made up of leading practitioners in the field along with International Research Fellows, who engage in the life and work of the Centre, and Alumni of the Centre.

Research

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The Centre undertakes and publishes multidisciplinary research into the aims, practice and consequences of taxes which affect business. Although it engages in debate on specific policy issues, the main focus of the Centre's research is on long-term, fundamental issues in business taxation. Its findings are based on rigorous analysis, detailed empirical evidence and in-depth institutional knowledge.

Working papers

The Centre for Business Taxation established its working paper series in 2006.

Casting a Wider Net: Experimental Evidence from Costa Rica

Anne Brockmeyer, Marco Hernandez, Stewart Kettle and Spencer Smith

WP18/04

At a Cost: the Real Effects of Transfer Pricing Regulations

Ruud de Mooij and Li Liu

WP 18/03

Tax Fraud and the Rule of Law

Rita de la Feria

WP 18/02

Behavioural response to time notches in transaction tax

Hui Fung (Eddy) Tam

WP 18/01

MSc in Taxation

The MSc in Taxation is taught jointly by the Law Faculty and the Centre for Business Taxation based at the Saïd Business School. It is aimed at both lawyers and non-lawyers, and combines intensive engagement with the detail of relevant case law and statute with broader theoretical and inter-disciplinary perspectives.

Blogs

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The Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation has established a blog series which will cover a variety of current topics in business taxation. 

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