Professor of Tax Law, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge
Professor Peter Harris is Professor of Tax Law in the Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge. He is also the Director of Studies for Law at Churchill College. He is a solicitor whose primary academic interest is in tax law. He earned his PhD and Master of Laws from the University of Cambridge in 1996 and 1992 respectively, as well as a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Queensland in 1991.
He is the author of several books and various refereed articles. In particular, an abridged version of his book 'Corporate/Shareholder Income Taxation' won the International Fiscal Association's Mitchell B. Carroll prize presented at the Association's 50th Congress. That version was also awarded a Yorke Prize by the Law Faculty of the University of Cambridge, and was accepted in completion of the requirements of the PhD. Previously Professor Harris was a Senior Lecturer at the Law Faculty of the University of Sydney. From January 1999 until July 2000 he served in the Washington DC based position of Technical Assistance Advisor for the Legal Department of the International Monetary Fund where he engaged in drafting tax laws for developing countries. He continues to advise for the International Monetary Fund as an external consultant. He has taught as a Visiting Professor at the University of Georgetown, the University of Sydney and the University of Leiden.