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Shu-Yi Oei

Professor

Dean's Distinguished Scholar

Profile

Shu-Yi Oei teaches and writes in the areas of tax policy and economic regulation. Her recent scholarship has focused on international taxation, particularly on empirical analysis of global tax developments and on transparency and privacy in international tax enforcement. Oei has also written extensively on technology, data and information, regulation of the gig economy, human capital investment, and social insurance.

Oei has served as the U.S. National Reporter to the European Association of Tax Law Professors and the International Academy of Comparative Law General Congress, and was Chair of the American Association of Law Schools Tax Section in 2018. She is an elected fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel, and is licensed to practice in Massachusetts. 

Prior to joining Boston College Law School in 2017, Oei taught at Tulane Law School, where 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 also previously practiced tax law 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.