I am an assistant professor in International Politics and Business at the University of Exeter Business School and in the Tax Administration Research Centre.  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.