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Dr Yige Zu

Assistant Professor in Tax Law in the Durham Law School
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 40452
Room number: PCL182

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Yige joined Durham Law School as an Assistant Professor in Commercial and Corporate Law in September 2019. Prior to this, she held a joint appointment as a Lecturer in Law at the University of Exeter Law School and a Lecturer in Taxation at the University of Exeter Business School. She obtained her PhD from the University of Leeds and LLM, with Distinction, from Durham University.

Yige’s research focuses on tax law and policy, including VAT, international taxation and tax administration. Her research has been published in internationally leading tax journals. She is regularly invited to speak at international conferences, seminars and colloquia. Among recent events are academic symposia in Australia, South Africa and Belgium. Her current research projects include an empirical study of uncertainty and complexity in UK tax law and a paper looking at the implications of Brexit on UK VAT law.

Research Groups

Durham Law School

  • Institute of Commercial and Corporate Law

Research Interests

  • EU tax law
  • International taxation
  • Tax administration
  • VAT

Teaching Areas

  • International tax law
  • UK revenue law


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