PROF Miranda Stewart

PROF Miranda Stewart


  • Academic, Law
  • Budget Laws
  • Business Tax Law and Policy
  • Comparative Law
  • Globalisation and Law
  • Intergovernmental Relations
  • International Tax
  • Law Reform in Developing Countries
  • Not for Profits and Tax
  • Tax Law and Policy
  • Tax and Housing
  • Tax and the Family
  • Taxation Law
  • Transparency
  • Welfare Law



  • Miranda Stewart is Professor of Law at the University of Melbourne Law School where she is Director of the Tax Group and is a Fellow at the Tax and Transfer Policy Institute at the Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University. Miranda was the inaugural Director of the Institute from 2014 to 2017. Miranda has more than 25 years research, practical and leadership experience in tax law and policy in academia, government and the private sector. Miranda engages in research, policy advice and teaching across a wide range of topics including taxation of large and small business entities, not-for-profits and individuals; international taxation and the role of tax in development; reform processes and budget institutions; and gender equality in tax and transfer systems. Miranda has an enduring interest in the resilience, legitimacy and fairness of tax systems to support good government.

    Miranda Stewart is a co-editor and author of several books, including Tax, Social Policy and Gender (ANU Press, 2017); Sham Transactions (with Edwin Simpson, Oxford University Press, 2013), Tax, Law and Development (with Yariv Brauner, Edward Elgar, 2013), Death and Taxes (with Michael Flynn, Thomson Reuters, 6th ed., 2014), Income Taxation Commentary and Materials (with Graeme Cooper, Michael Dirkis and Richard Vann, Thomson Reuters, 8th ed., 2017) and Housing and Tax Policy (Australian Tax Research Foundation, 2010).

    Miranda has many years experience in tax law in Australia and overseas. She has been a visiting scholar at Christ Church, Oxford on the Melbourne-Oxford Faculty Exchange and at the Centre for Business Taxation at Oxford University Said Business School. Miranda was a Consultant to the Henry Tax Review into Australia’s Future Tax System and is on the Eminent Expert Group on Revenue Mobilisation and Public Expenditure of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission of   


Member of

  • Law Council - Business Law Section. Committee member, Tax Committee 2010 -
  • International Fiscal Association. Executive Committee, International Fiscal Association (Australian Branch) 2004 -
  • The Tax Institute. Chartered Tax Advisor 2004 -


Selected publications


Investigator on

Additional Grant Information

  • ARC Linkage Project - LP160100810 - Applying Behavioural Insights to the Tax System in Australia (administered by Australian National University)   


Education and training

  • LLM, New York University 1999
  • GDip, The Australian National University 1996
  • LLB, University of Sydney 1992
  • BSc, University of Sydney 1990

Awards and honors

  • Australian Financial Review 100 Woman of Influence, 2018



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • I am available to supervise high quality PhD candidates on international and Australian tax law and policy.