I research the law of nonprofits, particularly as it relates to donation, civil society and politics. I am also interested in motivations behind donation, including self-regarding or egoistic giving. I am a member of the Charity Law and Policy Unit.
Downloadable papers at SSRN.
Research-linked writing for media: 'Making Profit From Rough Sleepers: The Perils Of Social Investment' for The Guardian; 'Why Are Charities Getting A Bad Press?' for the BBC; 'Purely Academic: The Rare, Gruesome Nature Of Failed Charitable Gifts By Will' and 'Social Activism and the Economics of Mental Health' for Open Democracy.
Blogs for The Conversation: 'Supreme Court Legacy Ruling: Leaving A Gift To Charity Can Be Egoistic Aswell As Altruistic'; 'Jeff Bezos Has Asked for Charitable Giving Advice - Here's What He Should Do With His Money'; 'Why Charities Should be Allowed to Campaign Freely at Election Time'; 'Forget Mark Zuckerg's Charity - We Need Corporate Tax Reform' and 'Sackler donations: why museums and galleries can be stuck with gifts – even if they don’t want them'
Open access book reviews for the LSE Review of Books: 'Charity Sucks' by Iqbal Wahhab; 'The Right to Buy? Selling Off Public And Social Housing' by Alan Murie; 'The Divide: A Brief Guide To Global Inequality And Its Solutions' by Jason Hickel and Kids - Child Protection in Britain: The Truth by Camila Batmanghelidjh.