Yan Xu is Scientia Associate Professor of Tax Law in the Business School at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and Adjunct Associate Profession in the Faculty of Law at the University of Hong Kong. Prior to joining UNSW in September 2019, she was a tenured Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She was a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar at Columbia Law School in 2014-15. She has held a number of international academic fellowships at, among others, 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 bodies, including the Australian Commonwealth Treasury and International Fiscal Association, 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 Hong Kong Research Grants Council General Research Fund grants (equivalent to Australian Research Council Discovery Projects). Her research interests include comparative tax law and policy, international taxation, history of tax law and environment taxation.
Competitive Government Grants:
TaxCOOP (Canada-based NGO), documentary interview on tax competition, 8 July 2020 and film documentary on “Fast & Furious Race to the Bottom” (released 15-16 October);
Public media consultations: Tax Analysts, The Economist, Wolters Kluwer, China Law & Practice, Phoenix TV, South China Morning Post, International Taxation Review.