Allison Christians

  • Full Professor Associate Dean (Research) H. Heward Stikeman Chair in Tax Law, McGill University Faculty of Law

Allison Christians is the H. Heward Stikeman Chair in the Law of Taxation at the McGill University Faculty of Law, where she teaches and writes on national, comparative, and international tax law and policy. She focuses especially on the relationship between taxation and economic development, the role of government and non-government institutions and actors in the creation of tax policy norms, and the intersection of taxation and human rights.

Christians has written numerous scholarly articles, essays and book chapters, as well as essays, columns and articles in professional journals, and has been named one of the “Global Tax 50” most influential individuals in international taxation. Her recent research focuses on evolving international norms of tax cooperation and competition, the relationship between tax and sustainable development, the impact of technology on tax policy, and evolving conceptions of rights in taxation. Christians also engages on topics of tax law and policy via her website,, and on twitter @profchristians.



  • LL.M.
    New York University School of Law
  • J.D.
    Columbia University School of Law

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