Allison Christians is the H. Heward Stikeman Chair in the Law of Taxation at the McGill University Faculty of Law. She formerly taught in the United States, and is frequently invited to present lectures and participate in conferences across Canada, the United States, and Europe. A recognized expert in U.S., Canadian, and international taxation law, Professor Christians is known especially for her work on the relationship between taxation and economic development and on the role of government and non-government institutions and actors in the creation of tax policy norms.
She has written numerous scholarly articles, essays, and book chapters, as well as editorials, columns, and articles in professional journals, addressing a broad array of topics involving national and international tax law and policy. Recent research focuses on the role of activists in reforming disclosure rules for multinational companies, evolving international norms of cooperation and competition, and the relationship between taxation and human rights.
Professor Christians also engages on topics of tax law and policy via social media with her Tax, Society, and Culture blog and on twitter: @taxpolblog.In 2015, she was included in the Global Tax 50, a list compiled by the International Tax Review of the year’s top 50 individuals and organizations influencing tax policy and practice.