Professor Rick Krever

Started at UWA: 2017

Helping build revenue capacity in developing nations

UWA’s Law School is wonderfully supportive of teaching and research initiatives. When you’re trying to make a difference in the world with research that has real, tangible outcomes, having that support where you work is tremendously valuable.Professor Rick Krever


Professor Rick Krever is a researcher in taxation law and policy, working with international aid agencies and international organisations to help build revenue capacity in developing nations.

By providing practical and theoretically sound guidance to improve tax systems and revenue collection, Professor Krever helps governments provide better services to its citizens.


Dedicated to making a positive difference to the world, Professor Krever has been appointed to a number of Australian government tax reform committees and inquiries, and provides pro bono assistance to social welfare organisations including the Australian Council of Social Service and Shelter NSW.


LL.B. Osgoode Hall Law School

LL.M. Harvard Law School

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Post-conflict specialist for the United Nations, European Union, and International Monetary Fund

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Assisted with the rebuilding of civil states in East Timor, Sierra Leone, Afghanistan and Kosovo after wars

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Appointed to a number of Australian government tax reform committees and inquiries


As an international development specialist, Professor Krever has assisted on projects around the world on six continents, including specific projects in:

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Bangladesh
  • China
  • Ghana
  • Hong Kong
  • Kazakhstan 
  • Kosovo and Latvia 
  • Mongolia 
  • Pakistan
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Africa
  • Tonga 
  • Vietnam 
  • Yemen

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Professor Krever has received more than 65 research grants over the course of his career, including more than $500,000 in category three research grants from organisations such as:

  • International Fiscal Association
  • Asian Development Bank Institute
  • Australian Tax Forum
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers

He has also received 10 ARC Discovery and Linkage grants.

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Teaching and supervisor opportunities


Professor Krever teaches the unit Goods and Services Taxation. In addition to teaching at UWA, Professor Krever has taught at universities around the world and provided graduate courses in Canada, the United States, Austria and the Netherlands.

He takes a Socratic approach to teaching, using case studies to help students learn to ask the right questions and find the best solutions.

Professor Krever has been supervising PhD students since 2000, all within the areas of taxation law and policy.

If you are interested in undertaking a PhD in these areas and would like to discuss your options, contact Professor Krever on the details below.

Contact Professor Rick Krever