Alice Pirlot

Alice Pirlot

Research Fellow - Law


Centre for Business Taxation Saïd Business School University of Oxford Park End Street Oxford OX1 1HP

Profile

Alice Pirlot is a Research Fellow in Law at the Centre for Business Taxation. Alice’s research focuses on environmental taxation and the interaction between tax and World Trade Organization law. 

Prior to joining the Centre, Alice was a research fellow of the National Belgian Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS) at the University of Louvain, where she completed her PhD in April 2016.

During her doctoral studies, Alice has been a visiting researcher at the WU Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law (Austria), the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance (Germany), the School of Economics and Management of Lund University (Sweden) and the Levin College of Law of the University of Florida (the United States).

Alice studied law at the Universities of Namur, Antwerp and Louvain (Belgium). During her studies, she also spent a semester at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands. In addition to her master’s and doctoral degrees in Law, Alice holds a Master of Arts in European Interdisciplinary Studies from the College of Europe (Poland).

Alice has been awarded various prizes and scholarships, including the InBev-Baillet Latour scholarship, FNRS doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships and grants from the Belgian International Youth Office. In 2017, she received an Honourable Mention of the International Fiscal Association for her doctoral thesis.

Research

Alice has been conducting research on the following topics:

  • Environmental border tax adjustments (their role, design and legal limits)
  • WTO law’s impact on the adoption of environmental taxes
  • EU’s energy taxation under EU State aid law

Engagement

Alice has provided consultancy to several Belgian public authorities and political parties.

She has served as a youth representative on the Belgian Government delegation in UN environmental and climate summits, including the 19th Commission on Sustainable Development (2011) and the Doha Climate Change Conference (2012). 

Teaching

Prior to joining the Centre, Alice taught introductory tax courses at the Louvain School of Management and Faculty of Law (Belgium).