Richard Murphy is a chartered accountant and an economist. It has been described by The Guardian newspaper as “militant anti-poverty and a tax expert.” He was named “most influential personality of the 7th world of taxation” by International Tax Review in 2013. Since 2003, Mr. Murphy has been involved increasingly in matters of economic policy and taxation.
He is a founder of the Tax Justice Network and is director of Tax Research LLP, a firm that does work on taxation policies, advocacy and research for humanitarian agencies, trade unions, and NPOs other organizations in the UK and elsewhere. Richard Murphy is the instigator of several new issues in the debates on tax policy. Specifically, he created the entirely new concept of accounting statements by country, which is now studied with a view to implementation by the European Union, the OECD, the International Accounting Standards Board and others.
Richard Murphy has written extensively and blog regularly. He has featured in many radio and television documentaries on taxation issues. He also made oral and written presentations before committees of the House of Commons and House of Lords. Mr. Murphy was a guest fellow at the Portsmouth University Business School, the Centre for Global Political Economy from the University of Sussex, and the Tax Research Institute of the University of Nottingham. He is co-author of “Tax Havens: How Globalization Really Works”, published by Cornell University Press in 2009, and the author of “The Courageous State”, published by Searching Finance in 2011, and “Over Here and Under Taxed “, published by Vintage Books in 2013. in October 2012, the Association of International accountants presented him with his award for outstanding contribution to the accounting profession.