Biography

John Vella is Professor of Law at the University of Oxford. He is also Assistant Director of the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation and a Fellow of Harris Manchester College. 

John researches and teaches on various aspects of tax law and policy. In recent years his research has primarily focused on the taxation of multinationals, including in the co-authored book Taxing Profit in a Global Economy that was published by OUP in 2021.  Other recent research has covered financial sector taxation, tax avoidance and tax administration. He has given evidence on these issues on a number of occasions both before UK Parliamentary Committees and Committees of the European Parliament. 

John studied law at the University of Malta (BA and LLD) and the University of Cambridge (LLM and PhD). After completing his studies, he moved to Oxford where he has held different posts at the Faculty of Law and the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation. John has been a Visiting Scholar at the International Monetary Fund, a Visiting Professor at Bocconi University and has held visiting research positions at New York University, the University of Sydney and Georgetown University.