Postdoctoral Research Fellow
John D’Attoma is Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Exeter Business School in the Tax Administration Research Centre. Previously, he was a Research Fellow at the European University Institute. His 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.
His research focuses 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. His research tends to be collaborative, policy oriented, and multimethodological.