A fellow in the International Relations department of the London School of Economics and Political Science, Dr Martin Hearson teaches international political economy and the politics of money in the world economy. His research focuses on negotiations between states over the taxation of multinational companies, in particular the relationship between developed and developing countries. He uses field interviews and archival documentation to challenge the prevailing policy narratives about the origins and purposes of international agreements. Before moving to academia in 2012, he worked for civil society organisations, most recently ActionAid. He continues to collaborate with non-governmental and intergovernmental organisations in his research, and uses the findings to advocate for change.