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Professor of Law, University of British Columbia

Wei Cui is a Professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He has published over 100 academic and professional articles on tax law and policy and on Chinese law, and is a co-author of Value Added Tax: A Comparative Approach (Cambridge University Press 2015). His forthcoming book, The Administrative Foundations of the Chinese Fiscal State (Cambridge University Press 2022) offers an original account of China’s success in raising tax revenue in the last quarter century and the lessons the Chinese experience holds for developing countries in general.

His current research examines the design of international taxation against the background of international trade in services, redistributive policies in democratic v. authoritarian regimes, and tax and spending policies targeted at the labor market.

Before joining UBC, Professor Cui practiced tax law for over 10 years in New York and Beijing, including as a U.S. tax associate at Simpson Thacher (in both New York and Beijing), as Senior Tax Counsel for the China Investment Corporation, and as a counsel-level consultant for Clifford Chance (Beijing). He has also served as a consultant to China’s National People’s Congress, Ministry of Finance and State Administration of Taxation, as well as to the United Nations. Professor Cui has held visiting professorships at the law schools of Michigan, Northwestern, Columbia, and Melbourne Universities, among other institutions.

At UBC, Professor Cui has taught tax law and policy, legal theory, and law and economics.


  • –present
    Professor of Law, University of British Columbia


  • 2002 
    Yale University, Law
  • 1996 
    Tufts University, Master in Philosophy
  • 1993 
    Harvard College, Social Studies