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Shu-Yi Oei


Dean's Distinguished Scholar


Shu-Yi Oei teaches and writes in the areas of tax policy and economic regulation. She joined the Boston College Law School faculty in 2017 after having taught at Tulane Law School from 2009-2017. At Tulane, she was the inaugural holder of the Hoffman F. Fuller Professorship in Tax Law and also received the 2014 Felix Frankfurter Distinguished Teaching award, Tulane Law School’s highest teaching honor.

Oei’s recent work has focused on innovations in the arena of human capital investments and the taxation and regulation of new industries such as the gig economy. Her research interests also include social insurance and the relationship between tax administration and economic security, and privacy and transparency in domestic and international tax enforcement and administration.

Before joining the Tulane faculty, Oei practiced tax law in Boston for six years. Her practice included advising clients on federal, state and cross-border tax matters, transactional tax planning and tax controversies. In addition to her law degree, Oei holds a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School.