Martin’s research focuses on the politics of international business taxation, and in particular the relationship between developed and developing countries.
He uses field interviews, archival documentation and novel datasets to study how international tax agreements are negotiated. Before joining the International Centre for Tax and Development, Martin was a fellow in international political economy at the London School of Economics, teaching courses on political economy and global financial governance. He spent a decade working in the charity sector, and continues to collaborate with development NGOs and intergovernmental organisations in much of his research. He leads the ICTD’s research programme on international taxation.