Critic of globalisation and campaigner for equitable tax systems

Bill Emmott"Can Capitalism Deliver Justice?"

Professor Richard Murphy

Professor of Practice in International Political Economy
City, University of London


Richard Murphy has been Professor of Practice in International Political Economy at City University since 2015. Richard is a UK chartered accountant and political economist whose main areas of research relate to taxation and its impact on local, national and international economies and the relationships within and between them.

He was a practising chartered accountant and corporate director for more than 20 years before becoming one of the co-founders of the Tax Justice Network. He combines his current role with directorships of Tax Research UK and the Corporate Accountability Network, and writes a daily blog on these issues.

Richard’s work has been widely used by politicians and regulators. He was the creator of the country-by-country reporting concept that became one of the OECD’s recommended bases for reporting the taxable income of multinational corporations in 2014 in an attempt to beat profit shifting and tax avoidance by those companies.

Richard has made regular news appearances on BBC1, BBC News Channel, Newsnight, Channel 4 and ITV.

His books include Tax Havens: How Globalization Really Works, The Courageous State, and The Joy of Tax.