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Gareth Myles

Gareth Myles

Research Fellow


PhD, Nuffield College, Oxford, 1987
MSc Economics, London School of Economics, 1984
BA Economics, University of Warwick, 1983 

Gareth is Professor and Head of the School of Economics at the University of Adelaide  and a Research Fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies in London since 1998. He was previously lecturer at the University of Warwick, and Professor of Economics and Director of the Tax Administration Research Centre at the University of Exeter.

He is a Vice President of the Association for Economic Theory, former Managing Editor of the Journal of Public Economic Theory, and former managing editor of Fiscal Studies. His major research interest is in public economics and his publications include Public Economics (1995), Intermediate Public Economics (2006) and numerous papers in International Tax and Public Finance, the Journal of Public Economic Theory, and the Journal of Public Economics. He was one of the authors of the Mirrlees Review of the UK Tax System. Gareth Myles has been an Academic Adviser to HM Treasury and HM Revenue and Customs. He has also provided economic advice to international bodies including the European Commission and the OECD.

Academic outputs

Journal article | National Tax Journal
This article explains the proposals set out in the Mirrlees Review
Journal article
This paper provides a summary of the conclusions and recommendations of the Mirrlees Review of the UK tax system.

Reports and comment

External publication
It is possible to employ either income or expenditure as the base for personal taxation.