My teaching and research covers two main areas: tax and private law.
My work on tax law and policy focuses on the taxation of wealth. I use administrative tax data to study tax planning by the very rich (top 1% by income, and high net worth individuals). Current projects include studies on capital gains and measurement of inequality, the UK’s ‘non-dom’ tax regime, and tax and international migration.
I convene a master’s course on Taxation of Wealth, which aims to evaluate policies for taxing wealth using a wide range of academic perspectives, including political theory, economics and sociology, as well as law. I also teach an LSE Summer School course on Tax, Justice and Society, which provides a broad introduction to tax design.
I have published several articles on aspects of private law spanning contract, torts and trusts, with a particular focus on the law of damages. I am currently finishing a book on ‘Mitigation in the Law of Damages’ (forthcoming OUP 2020). I am also interested in private law theory, particularly the concepts of loss and causation.
Before joining LSE in 2014, I studied Law at Cambridge (2005-08) and Oxford (2009-10). I completed my doctorate at Corpus Christi College Oxford, where I also taught as a College Lecturer (2011-14). In 2016, I got married and took my wife’s name (…we flipped a coin). Consequently, my publications prior to 2016 are listed under my previous name, Andrew Dyson.
I co-convene the Private Law Forum and the Tax Seminar Programme in the Law Department. I am an Associate Member of the International Inequalities Institute at LSE, and a Research Associate at the Institute for Fiscal Studies. I currently serve on the advisory boards for the Office of Tax Simplification Capital Gains Tax Review, the Resolution Foundation ‘Wealth in the UK’ project, and for Tax Justice UK.