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Biography

Shafi's research interests include tax law, tax policymaking, international and European taxation, and the genetic insights to the tax behavior and policymaking. Prior to joining the academia at Monash University, Shafi had been working for over 15 years at various positions including Deputy Commissioner and Additional Commissioner (Inland Revenue) in the tax administration (Federal Board of Revenue), specializing in tax enforcement, tax audits and tax policymaking. 

Shafi holds a PhD in Taxation from Monash Business School, and his doctoral thesis was entitled as "Could and should the European Union integrate Member States' income taxation systems?". He holds a Masters in Taxation Policy and Management from the Graduate School of Business & Commerce, Keio University, Tokyo, completed under the auspices of the Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program. Shafi also holds M. Phil in Genetics and Masters in Biological Sciences from Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. 

Shafi has attended a year long Practicum on Taxation at the National Graduate Institute of Policy Studies, Tokyo and National Tax College Japan, specializing in international tax law, Japanese taxation and the Japanese tax culture through field visits of offices of the National Tax Agency Japan. He is also an attendee of the prestigious International Visitors Leadership Program offered by the U.S. State Department on a project tailored to study federal taxes at the Internal Revenue Service, Washington DC, state taxes at the New York City, and local/county taxation at the Oklahoma City, Sacramento and San Francisco. 

Shafi's current research projects include a collaborative study as a chief researcher on "The business organization as a Darwinian entity: The 'genetic' foundations of MNE's tax avoidance behavior" and an individual work on "The proposed EU legislation on taxation of the digital industry".

Shafi's doctoral research paper was awarded as the best tax PhD paper by the Australasian Tax Teachers Association, and the International Fiscal Association (IFA Australian branch) also awarded him Graham Hill-IFA research prize in international/comparative taxation for 2015. He is a member of Australasian Tax Teachers Association, and contributes to the Australian GST Journal on Asia Pacific tax developments.

Research area keywords

  • Tax Policy
  • International and Corporate Taxation
  • European Integration and Taxation
  • Txation, Behavior and Evolutionary Economics

Research Output 2014 2017

  • 5 Article
  • 3 Other contribution

Re-launch of the proposal for a Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base (CCCTB) in the EU: a shift in paradigm

Khan Niazi, S. U., 2017, In : Legal Issues of Economic Integration. 44, 3, p. 293-314 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Romance and divorce between international law and E.U. law: implications for European competence on direct taxes

Khan Niazi, S. U. & Krever, R., 2017, In : Stanford Journal of International Law. 53, 2, p. 129-168 40 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Emergence, growth and mobility of European competence on direct tax regime: an analytical and evolutionary review

Niazi, S. U. K., 2016, In : Australasian Tax Teachers Association. Journal. 11, 1, p. 103-138 36 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Tax harmonization in the EU: insights on political and legal fusion under neofunctional rationale

Niazi, S. U. K., Jun 2016, In : Journal of Politics and Law. 9, 4, p. 15-29 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Prizes

Best Tax PhD Paper Award

Shafi Khan (Recipient), 20 Jan 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Award

Shafi Khan (Recipient), 2009

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2014 2019

  • 5 Contribution to conference

31st Conference of Australasian Tax Teachers Association

Shafi Khan (Speaker)
16 Jan 201918 Jan 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

30th Annual Conference of Australasian Tax Teachers Association

Shafi Khan (Organiser)
17 Jan 201819 Jan 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

28th Annual Conference of Australasian Tax Teachers Association

Shafi Khan (Speaker)
20 Jan 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

27th Annual Conference of Australasian Tax Teachers Association

Shafi Khan (Speaker)
Jan 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Conference of Australasian Tax Teachers Association

Shafi Khan (Speaker)
20 Jan 201422 Jan 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference