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Benjamin Alarie

Department of law
University of Toronto


Benjamin Alarie, M.A. (Toronto), J.D. (Toronto), LL.M. (Yale) researches and teaches in taxation law and judicial decision-making. Before joining the Faculty of Law, Professor Alarie was a law clerk for Madam Justice Louise Arbour at the Supreme Court of Canada (2003-2004). Over the years his publications have appeared in numerous academic journals, including the American Business Law Journal, the British Tax Review, the Canadian Business Law Journal, the Canadian Tax Journal, the Osgoode Hall Law Journal and the University of Toronto Law Journal. His research has been funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, and the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation. He is coauthor of several editions of Canadian Income Tax Law (LexisNexis) and was awarded the Alan Mewett QC Prize for Excellence by the JD class of 2009. Professor Alarie's newest book is on the institutional dimensions of Supreme Court decision-making, jointly authored with Prof. Andrew Green (you may order via Oxford University Press). Beyond his academic career, Professor Alarie is co-founder and CEO of Blue J Legal, the company behind Tax Foresight and Employment Foresight.

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Economic Analysis of Law Tax Law

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