I am a Professor of Economics at Warwick University, Editor-in-Chief of International Tax and Public Finance, Elected Member of Council of the Royal Economic Society, Elected Member of the Royal Economic Society's Women's Committee, and Elected Member of the Board of Management of the International Institute for Public Finance.
My main research interests are in the areas of:
- Public Economics
- Political Economy
- Applied Microeconomic Theory
- Lessons to learn about the EU Referendum - our 2004 published academic research showed that “Leave” would be a more likely outcome than “Remain” under a Referendum in comparison with delegation of decision to an elected politician. “The Political Economy of Policy Centralization Direct Versus Representative Democracy”, joint with Michela Redoano, Journal of Public Economics 88, March 2004: 799-817.
- My contribution to the APPG on Responsible Tax is here
- My VOXEU article on peer-to-peer fundraising is here
- Slides from the CAF donor disaster appeals study are here
- Took part in the 2016 Kilkenomics Festival-my panel was about "The Alternative to Banking: From Sharia to the Credit Union". Here's the link to the world's first economics and comed festival (highly recommended)
- Google Tax Row - It's All About the Base (update February 11, 2016) on my Blog
- Slides of my Keynote Lecture for the Fifth Workshop on Foundations, Torino, October 15, 2015
- See the December 14, 2015 Wall Street Journal article that talks about my research on Tax Incentives for Giving
- "Do Disaster Appeals Reduce Other Donations? Evidence From the UK," (with Mark Ottoni-Wilhelm and Sarah Smith), mimeo, March 2017.
- "The Price Elasticity of Charitable Donations: Evidence from UK Tax Records," (with Miguel Almunia and Ben Lockwood), mimeo, March 2017.
- "Does Size Also Matter for Charities?" (with Carlo Perroni and Janne Tukiainen), mimeo, December 2016. R&R at the Journal of Public Economics, February 2017.
- "Donations to Disaster Appeals" (with Mark Ottoni-Wilhelm and Sarah Smith), forthcoming in The Economics of Philanthropy (K. Scharf and M. Tonin eds.), MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2018.
- Online Fundraising – the Perfect Ask? (with Abigail Payne and Sarah Smith), Social Economics, MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2017.
- Relational Warm Glow and Giving in Social Groups, (with Sarah Smith), Journal of Public Economics 141, September 2016: 1-10.
The Tax Treatment of Charitable Contributions in the UK, (with Sarah Smith) in Charitable Giving and Tax Policy: A Historical and Comparative Perspective (G. Fack & C. Landais eds), Oxford University Press, September 2016.
Contextual Variety, Internet-of-Things and the Choice of Tailoring Over Platform: Mass Customisation Strategy in Supply Chain Management, (with Irene Ng, Ganna Pogrebna and Roger Maull), International Journal of Production Economics 159, January 2015: 76-87.
- Private Provision of Public Goods and Information Diffusion in Social Groups, International Economic Review 55, November 2014: 1019-1042.
The Definition, Measurement, and Evaluation of Tax Expenditures and Tax Reliefs, (with Nigar Hashimzade, Chris Heady, Gareth Myles, and Lynne Oates), ESRC Tax Administration Research Centre Briefing Report, National Audit Office, June 2014.