Professor John Vella

John Vella is Professor of Law at the University of Oxford and works primarily on tax law and policy. He is also Director (Law) of the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation based at the Saïd Business School, a co-director of the MSc in Taxation and a non-tutorial Fellow of Harris Manchester College.

John studied law at the University of Malta (BA and LLD) and the University of Cambridge (LLM and PhD). After completing his studies in 2006 he moved to Oxford where he has held different posts at the Faculty of Law and the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation. 

John has been a Visiting Scholar at the International Monetary Fund, a Visiting Professor at Bocconi University and has held visiting research positions at New York Univeristy, the University of Sydney and Georgetown University.  John's recent publications have focused on the taxation of multinationals, financial sector taxation, and tax compliance and administration. He has given evidence on these issues on a number of occasions both before UK Parliamentary Committees and Committees of the European Parliament.