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Graeme S. Cooper

Professor of Taxation Law, University of Sydney, Australia
LL.B., University of Sydney, 1980
LL.M., University of Illinois College of Law, 1986
J.S.D., Columbia University School of Law, 1997
LL.M., University of Sydney, 1985
B.A., University of Sydney, 1978

Graeme S. Cooper is currently professor of taxation law at the University of Sydney. He has also taught at the University of Melbourne and been a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, NYU School of Law and Katholieke University in Belgium. For the last 15 years he has worked as a consultant to the OECD, IMF, World Bank and other NGOs, providing technical assistance on tax issues to the governments of developing countries. He has worked on tax reform projects in Albania, Bulgaria, China, India, Latvia, Lesotho, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Slovenia, and has been involved with tax projects with officials from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania, Romania, the Slovak Republic and Vietnam.

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Books/Book Chapters

"Business Tax Reform in Retrospect," in C Evans & R Krever eds., Australian Business Tax Reform in Retrospect and Prospect (Sydney, Thomson Reuters, 2009).

Executing an Income Tax (Sydney, Australian Tax Research Foundation, 2008).

Tax Avoidance and The Rule of Law (Amsterdam, IBFD, 1997) vi, 437.

“Taxation of Legal Persons and Their Owners” (with R. Gordon), in V. Thuronyi ed, Tax Law Design and Drafting ch. 19 (Washington, International Monetary Fund, 1998).


"Testing Alternative Legal Paradigms: An Experiment in Designing Tax Legislation" 34 Law & Soc. Inquiry 61 (2009).

"Trying to Make Sense of TOFA" 36 Austl. Tax Rev. 160 (2007).

"The Emerging High Court Jurisprudence on Part IVa" 9 Tax Specialist 235 (2006).

“Corporate Shareholder Tax Integration” (with S. Lanigan), LXXXVIIIa Cahiers de droit fiscal 131 (Australia, 2003).

“How Well Does TVM Express the Current Income Tax Base?” 16 Australian Tax Forum 361 (2001).

“International Experience with General Anti-avoidance Rules,” 54 SMU L. Rev. 83 (2001).

”Implementing the Goods and Services Tax” (with R.J. Vann) 21 Sydney L. Rev. 337 (1999).

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  • Taxation and Economic Development