Dr 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. Dr Kobetsky is an Associate Professor at Melbourne Law School, the University of Melbourne and a co-director of the Tax Group (2016–18).
Dr Kobetsky researches in transfer pricing, tax treaties, international anti-avoidance measures and domestic taxation, and he is the principal author of one of Australia’s leading taxation texts, which is now in its ninth edition. His book, titled 'International Taxation of Permanent Establishments: Principles and Policy' was published by Cambridge University Press. Dr 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, South Africa, Thailand, the UK and the US.
Dr Kobetsky is a Global Professor of Law at New York University Law School (2019–20) and previously in 2013–14. 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) (2018–19 and 2011–12).
Dr Kobetsky is a member of the United Nations Sub-Committee on Transfer Pricing and the United Nations Sub-Committee on Extractive Industries Taxation Issues for Developing Countries. He has worked as a consultant for the OECD, IMF, World Bank, USAID, AusAID, GIZ and the IBFD. From 2007 to 2011 Dr 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.
Dr 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.