Gareth D. Myles

Education and Research

I took my BA at the University of Warwick, my MSc at the London School of Economics and my D.Phil at Nuffield College, Oxford under the supervision of Professor Sir James Mirrlees. Following 4 years as a lecturer at the University of Warwick, I am now Professor of Economics at the University of Exeter and a Research Fellow of the Institute for Fiscal Studies.


My main research areas are public economics, labour economics, and microeconomics generally. My publications in these areas include the textbooks "Public Economics" and "Intermediate Public Economics", about which more information is given on the Books page. I am currently working on variations of the Lindahl mechanism, the paradox of voting and corporate tax evasion. In addition, I am close to completing a graduate text “Investment Analysis”. My complete Curriculum Vitae can be accessed here: Curriculum Vitae.



My major leisure activity is sailing. Our yacht is kept on the River Dart which is, without doubt, the most beautiful river in Europe.




My previous boat was Jazz, a Sigma 33 OOD, which was used for a combination of cruising and racing. It was sold in March 2007.



My current boat is a Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 36.2. It came with the unfortunate name of "French Kiss". It is traditionally seen as unlucky to change a ship's name, so the name will have to stay.




I am currently restoring a Kawasaki GT550 G9. A diary of the rebuild can be found here at this link: GT550