Richard Murphy is a chartered accountant and a political economist. He has been described by the Guardian newspaper as an “anti-poverty campaigner and tax expert”.
He will be teaching a course entitled economics of the real world, which centres on techniques of 'investigative economics' that are becoming central in economic commentary and analysis, and develops them in team projects.
According to International Tax Review Richard was the 7th most influential person in global tax in 2013.
In 2015 Richard was named as the Economic Justice Campaigner of the Year by the Sheila McKechnie Foundation.