Richard Woodward


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Research Interests

Tax havens; Global governance; Sports mega-events; Emerging markets/powers; International organisations; The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development


Dr Richard Woodward is Senior Lecturer in Emerging Markets at Coventry Business School. He is a political economist specialising in international organisations (especially the OECD), offshore financial centres, tax havens and sports mega-events. His present research concerns the role of the OECD in global economic governance. This work is examining in particular how the OECD’s role is evolving as a result of its engagement with the emerging markets and powers of the Global South and the implications of this for efforts to clampdown on international tax avoidance and evasion. He has published widely on international organisations and global governance including two books The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (Routledge 2009) and (with Michael Davies) International Organizations: A Companion (Edward Elgar 2014). He has held visiting positions at the University of Tasmania and the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI) and is a Non-Resident Fellow at Trends Research and Advisory in the UAE.

Area of Expertise:

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, international organisations, global governance, offshore financial centres and tax havens, small states, sports mega-events.

Vision Statement

My research aims to further our understanding of the relationship between states and markets. In particular it looks to challenge the view which has prevailed amongst many leading institutions of global governance that human relations are best mediated by market forces and that the role of the state should be confined to building institutions for the market or the mere correction of market failure. I believe that for humanity to successfully confront its manifold challenges we must fundamentally rethink the relationship between states and markets and the institutional underpinnings of global governance. My research seeks to make a vital contribution to these debates.

Education / Academic qualification

Doctorate, University of Hull

External positions

Non-Resident Fellow, Trends Research and Advisory

1 Apr 2015 → …

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Research Output 2001 2018

Freeloading tax avoiders are harming democracy itself

Woodward, R. 14 May 2018

Research output: ResearchWeb publication/site

The UAE - Soft Superpower in the Making?

Woodward, R. 30 May 2018

Research output: ResearchWeb publication/site

Open Access

The World Trade Organisation: From Dithering to Withering?

Woodward, R. 8 Feb 2018

Research output: ResearchWeb publication/site

Open Access

UK governance: From overloading to freeloading

Woodward, R. 14 Feb 2018 In : The Political Quarterly. 89, 1, p. 56-64 9 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

political system

GCC correct to Focus on Vietnam’s Economic Success

Woodward, R. 12 Jan 2017

Research output: ResearchWeb publication/site

Activities 2001 2018

International Studies Association 59th Annual Convention

Woodward, R. (Speaker), Lyne Latulippe (Speaker)
4 Apr 20187 Apr 2018

Activity: Participation in conference

Austerity and its Alternatives: Impediments to Change and Ways to Overcome Them

Woodward, R. (Speaker), Silverwood, J. (Contributor)
23 Mar 201824 Mar 2018

Activity: Participation in conference

Sociological Association of Ireland 44th Annual Conference

Woodward, R. (Participant)
5 May 20176 May 2017

Activity: Participation in conference

University of Birmingham International Development Department Seminar Series

Woodward, R. (Invited Speaker)
30 Nov 2017

Activity: Participation in workshop, seminar, course

International Journal of Social Economics (Journal)

Woodward, R. (Editorial Board Member)
1 Apr 20171 Apr 2020

Activity: Editorial activity

Press / Media

Comment on GDP Figures

Richard Woodward


1 media contribution

Press / Media: Expert Comment

Last British tax haven accedes to demands for greater disclosure

Richard Woodward


1 media contribution

Press / Media: Expert Comment