Michael Kobetsky

Associate Professor Michael Kobetsky

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Dr Michael Kobetsky is an Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne, Melbourne Law School. He has extensive work experience in the field of taxation. Dr Kobetsky is the principal author of one of Australia’s leading taxation texts which is now in its seventh edition. His new book, titled 'International Taxation of Permanent Establishments: Principles and Policy' (Cambridge University Press), was published in September 2011. Dr Kobetsky has published extensively on international taxation in journals in Australia, Canada and Europe. He has presented seminars and conference papers in Australia, China, Chinese Taipei, Europe, India, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand and the US.

Dr Kobetsky is a member of the United Nations Sub-Committee on Transfer Pricing which is preparing a transfer pricing manual for developing countries. As a consultant to the OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration since 2004 he has presented seminars and conference papers in several Asian countries. Since 2007 Dr Kobetsky has made presentations on tax treaties and transfer pricing at the Asian Development Bank Institute's Tokyo tax conference for developing Asian economies.

He has 10 years experience with the Australian Taxation Office working in their policy and legislation group designing tax law and policies. Dr Kobetsky also has worked for the Parliamentary Library of the Australian Parliament providing advice to parliamentary members and senators on taxation bills being debated in the Parliament.


The Melbourne Law Masters:
  • International Tax: Principles and Structure (2015)
  • Tax Treaties (2015)
  • Transfer Pricing: Practice and Problems (2015)

  • Current Research Interests

    Transfer pricing

    Memberships and Affiliations

    Dr Kobetsky is a fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia, member of the International Fiscal Association, Australasian Tax Teachers' Association and a member of the Australian Law Teachers' Association. His teaching interests focus on various aspects of international taxation including transfer pricing and tax treaties.