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Michael Knoll

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Michael Knoll

Theodore K. Warner Professor of Law & Professor of Real Estate; Co-Director, Center for Tax Law and Policy

Michael Knoll is an insightful commentator on how income tax laws affect business and investment decisions and a creative proponent of how those laws could be redesigned.

Much of his recent research involves the application of finance principles to questions of international tax policy, especially the connection between taxation and competitiveness.

Professor Knoll’s recent research includes writings on sovereign wealth funds, private equity, international tax arbitrage, and the impact of the corporate income tax on the competitiveness of the U.S. auto industry.


  • JDUniversity of Chicago84
  • PhD (economics)University of Chicago83
  • AMUniversity of Chicago80

Courses Taught

  • Federal Income Taxation| Corporate Finance| Taxes and Business Strategy| Tax Policy Seminar| Deals: The Economic Structure of Transactions and Contracting