Jinyan Li is Professor of Tax Law and former Interim Dean of Osgoode Hall Law School, York University. She is currently the co-director of the LLM Tax program and adjunct faculty at the Faculty of Law, the University of Sydney. She has taught at the University of Western Ontario, and was a visiting professor at Tsinghua Law School, Loyola Law School (LA) and Suzhou University.
Prof. Li has served on the Panel of Experts advising the Canadian Minister of Finance on reviewing tax expenditures, and has worked as a legal consultant to the IMF, the OECD, the Auditor General of Canada, and the Department of Justice of Canada. Prof. Li received a 2017 Lifetime Contribution Award from the Canadian Tax Foundation, was recognized as a 2017 Research Leader at York University, and received an Academic Excellence Award from CALT in 2007. She also received a Teaching Award from Osgoode in 2004, and the D.J. Sherbaniuk Distinguished Writing Award in 1999. She has been a speaker at conferences organized by the Canadian Tax Foundation and IFA.
She has recently co-edited a book commemorating the centenary of the Income War Tax Act in Canada. She has authored and co-authored over a dozen books, including “International Taxation in the Age of Electronic Commerce: A Comparative Study”, “Principles of Canadian Income Tax Law, “International Taxation in Canada” and “International Taxation in China: A Contextualized Analysis“. She is the co-author of the China chapter on Transfer Pricing on the Tax Research Platform (with Mr Su Tian) and the IBFD Global Tax Treaty Commentaries Chapter 13 on Capital Gains, and has contributed numerous articles to IBFD’s Bulletin for International Taxation.