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John W. D'Attoma

Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Business School, University of Exeter

I am currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Exeter Business School in the Tax Administration Research Centre. Previously, I was a Research Fellow at the European University Institute on the project, “Willing to Pay.” My research lies in the field of comparative political economy and employs a variety of methodological techniques, both quantitative and qualitative (survey, survey experiments, lab experiments, comparative historical analysis), to investigate the varied relationship between citizens and their states. Most recently, I’ve focused on taxation and tax behavior in Europe and America. In many ways, taxation is the linchpin between democratic accountability and citizen responsibility, and thus, is an ideal way to study institutions, norms, and also the relationship between individuals and their government. My research tends to be collaborative, policy oriented, and multimethodological. My teaching specializations are comparative politics, international relations, and political economy, with an additional expertise in American politics and government.


  • –present
    Postdoctoral Research Associate in Political Science, University of Exeter


  • 2015 
    University of Missouri, Ph.D. in Political Science