Professor Michael Kobetsky

Honorary Professor
BEc (Syd.); LLB (ANU); PhD (Deakin)
+61 2 6125 8353
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Professor Michael Kobetsky is an Honorary Professor at the Australian National University, ANU College of Law. He is a Fellow at the Tax and Transfer Policy Institute at the Crawford School of Public Policy, the Australian National University. Professor Kobetsky is a Principal Research Fellow at Melbourne Law School, the University of Melbourne.

Professor Kobetsky researches in transfer pricing, tax treaties, international anti-avoidance measures and domestic taxation. Professor Kobetsky has published extensively on international taxation in journals and edited books. He has presented seminars and conference papers around the world, including in: Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Chinese Taipei, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mauritius, Nepal, New Zealand, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, Thailand, the UK and the US.

Professor Kobetsky was a Global Professor of Law at New York University Law School (2013–14 & 2019–20). He was a Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University, Faculty of Law, Centre for Tax Law and Wolfson College, Cambridge (2012) and he was a Visiting Professor at Western University Law School (Canada) (2011–12, 2016–17 & 2018–19).

Professor Kobetsky is a member of the United Nations Sub-Committee on Transfer Pricing (since 2010) and the United Nations Sub-Committee on Extractive Industries Taxation Issues for Developing Countries (since 2014). He has worked as a consultant for the OECD, IMF, World Bank, USAID, AusAID, GIZ and the IBFD. From 2007 to 2011 Professor Kobetsky was a regular presenter in the areas of tax treaties and transfer pricing at the Asian Development Bank Institute's Regional Tax Forum, Tokyo, for developing Asian economies.

Professor Kobetsky has 10 years’ experience as a senior executive officer with the Australian Taxation Office designing and implementing tax law and policies. He also worked for two years for the Library of the Parliament of Australia, providing advice to parliamentary members and senators on taxation proposals and bills being debated in the Parliament.

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Current courses

Year Course code Course name
2023 LAWS4221
Class #7142
Income Tax

Previous courses

Year Course code Course name
2021 LAWS4221
Class #7297
Income Tax

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