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Visiting Professor, Anglia Ruskin University and Professor of Practice in International Political Economy, City, University of London

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.

In 2015 Richard Murphy became known as the man behind Corbynomics. The relationship did not last. He is not a member of any political party.

Richard has been a visiting fellow at Portsmouth University Business School, the Centre for Global Political Economy at the University of Sussex and at the Tax Research Institute, University of Nottingham.

He is a co-author of 'Tax Havens: How Globalization Really Works', Cornell University Press, 2009 and author of 'The Courageous State', Searching Finance, 2011, 'Over Here and Under Taxed', Vintage Books, 2013 and The Joy of Tax, Random House, 2015. This one attracted the attention of David Cameron. His most recent book is on the political economy of tax havens was published in February 2017 by Verso.


  • –present
    Professor of Practice in International Political Economy, City University London