Dr Irem Guceri has been awarded a prestigious British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship.
Irem, a Research Fellow at the Centre for Business Taxation, has been awarded the fellowship to research the causes and consequences of aggressive tax avoidance by businesses.
The British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded annually to a select cohort of early career academics to undertake specific research projects for a period of three years. Irem's research will study companies that 'profit-shift' and move their profit into tax havens while reporting losses in jurisdictions where they develop, produce, market and sell their products. Earlier studies in this field have largely overlooked companies with no tax liability, which are the worst offenders. Using structural estimation methods and confidential micro-level firm data, Irem's work will shed light on the activities of non-tax-paying firms.
On receiving the Fellowship, Irem commented: 'I am very excited to be the first researcher at the Said Business School to receive the British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship. I believe this award will open up new opportunities for my academic work while enhancing the policy impact of my research. I am grateful to Dean Peter Tufano, Professor Michael Devereux and the Centre for Business Taxation for their ongoing support.'
The aim of the British Academy in making these awards is to offer opportunities for outstanding early career researchers to strengthen their experience of research and teaching in a university environment, to improve the Fellows' prospects of obtaining permanent lecturing posts by the end of their time in post. The primary emphasis of the Fellowship is on completing a significant piece of publishable research, assisted by full membership to an academic community of established scholars working in similar fields.