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Professor, UNSW Sydney

Michael is a Professor in the School of Accounting, Auditing and Taxation (incorporating Atax) in the UNSW Business School.

Prior to academic life, Michael worked as a Tax Consultant with Ernst & Young, and prior to that he was in private practice as a legal practitioner (solicitor and barrister). As a partner in a small firm, Michael's legal practice was extremely varied.

Michael has authored and co-authored several books including Proposals for the Reform of the Taxation of Goodwill, Understanding Taxation Law and Compliance Cost Control. Michael has also written and presented many papers on his research topics to practitioner and academic audiences in Australia and overseas. He is the editor of the Australian Tax Forum. He has been awarded the Hill Medal by the Australasian Tax Teachers Association (ATTA) for his contribution to tax teaching and is a past President of ATTA.

Michael is an International Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Business Tax in the Said Business School, University of Oxford.

In 2012, Michael has been a Visiting Professor in the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration at the OECD in Paris. Michael is a member of the OECD Working Party 9 Technical Advisory Group.


  • 2010–2021
    Professor, UNSW Business School