Andy joined the Accounting Department, Aston University in March 2021 and prior to this had an extensive career at the University of Birmingham Business School where he worked for over 25 years, working in a variety of roles including the Director of Business Development. He was also the Director of the Research Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM). From 2012 - 2016, he was the Deputy Head (Associate Dean) of the School, was Interim Head of School during 2012. For the four prior years he was the Head of the Department of Accounting and Finance. He researches and teaches in the fields of taxation (UK, comparative and international taxation), of personal finance (financial education/literacy/capability and financial wellbeing) and information systems (particularly the use and impact of the internet). He has held visiting positions at various institutions in the USA and in Australia. For three years he led the Tax Development Programme of HM Treasury.
He currently holds positions of Honorary Professor at the University of South Africa and is an Honorary Research Associate bot of the Fin-Ed Centre at Massey University in New Zealand and of the Centre for Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM) at the University of Birmingham. He is the current Chair of the Tax Research Network (TRN).
Areas of Expertise (9)
Applied Business Computing
Personal and Family Finances
Savings Policy Development
Pensions and Later Life Finances
University of Wales - Aberystwyth: M.Phil, Accounting & Computer Science 1991
University of Wales - Aberystwyth: B.A., Accounting & Computer Science 1990
Media Appearances (3)
Aston University financial wellbeing expert helps launch new website on social care funding
Health Matters online
An Aston University financial wellbeing expert has helped launch a new website which aims to help people understand and navigate the social care system.
Aston University welcomes financial wellbeing expert to Aston Business School
Aston University online
Aston University is delighted to welcome Professor Andy Lymer to Aston Business School. Andy’s research interests lie in the areas of taxation, personal and small business financial wellbeing and of business computing...
Neighborhood Wellbeing and a Sense of Community is at the Heart of a Good Home, Say Researchers
Science Daily online
Professor Andy Lymer, Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management, University of Birmingham, explained: ‘There’s an affordability crisis in the housing system and financial challenges are driven by government policy (the loss of grant and changes to how developers can discharge their Section 106 obligations), as well as the cost of land in the ever-rising housing market....
Personal Savings for Those on Lower Incomes: Towards a New Framework for Assessing the Role of the State in Relation to Savings SchemesSocial Policy and Society
This article explores the role of the state in helping households to save. Using the UK as an example of challenges faced in other developed countries, it develops a framework for comparing saving schemes along two dimensions: apparent normative motivation for the scheme and likely impact on savers of varying income levels.
‘Tenant’s Journey’–Social Housing and Subjective Wellbeing Research work with EDDC and LiveWest–Final ReportEDDC and LiveWest
2020 Social housing in England has often been treated as a tenure of last resort. As a result, much of the political and policy debate about social housing has revolved around negative narratives of dependency and social disadvantage, with social tenants labelled and stigmatised.
Improving Tax Literacy and Tax Morale in Young PeopleChartered Institute of Taxation
2019 This research considers socio-demographic influences and the impact enhancements to financial and tax literacy may have on young adults’ tax morale. It also considers the subjects’ perceptions of tax compliance and tax administration.
Digital transformation of business-to-government reporting: An institutional work perspectiveInternational Journal of Accounting Information Systems
2018 Traditional business-to-government reporting is a core remit of the accounting function but is associated with a significant administrative burden on business.
An empirical examination of corporate websites as a voluntary disclosure mediumInternational Journal of Applied Decision Sciences
2014 Standards-setters, regulators and academics believe that corporate websites may enhance the flow of voluntary disclosure to the capital market and other stakeholders. Management's use of corporate websites for investor relations purposes is a common practice, yet we know little about how these websites affect investors.
Interactive data and retail investor decision-making: an experimental studyAccounting & Finance
The results of an experimental study of retail investors' use of eXtensible Business Reporting Language tagged (interactive) data and PDF format for making investment decisions are reported.