Dr Yan Xu


Yan Xu is Scientia Associate Professor in the School of Taxation and Business Law at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney. Prior to joining the School in September 2019, she was an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). She spent seven years (2012-19) teaching and researching tax law at CUHK in Hong Kong. She was awarded Fulbright Senior Research Scholar 2014-15 by the United States Government of State and Hong Kong Research Grants Council and invited as a Visiting Fellow at Columbia Law School in 2014-15 to conduct a research project on tax reform, the rule of law and representative government. She has held a number of international academic scholarships at institutions which include the University of Cambridge, New York University, the University of Melbourne and UNSW.  She has published in a range of international journals, presented papers at high-level international and regional conferences, made presentations on invitation from prominent international bodies, including the Australian Commonwealth Treasury, and is often invited to act as referee for highly-ranked law journals and academic books. She has successfully secured several highly competitive government grants including the GRF from Hong Kong Research Grants Council.  Her research interests include comparative tax law and policy, international taxation, history of tax law and environment taxation.   

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