Expertise: Economics of Education, Labour Economics
Biography:Richard Murphy is an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Austin in addition to being a Research Economist at the CEP.
Current Areas of Research:
Richard is currently researching the long run impact of where students rank amongst their primary school class mates on their longer run outcomes. I find being highly ranked has large impacts on later test scores and non-cognitive skills.
Other research concerns the consequences of an increasingly litigious society on labour markets. Modeling union membership as a form of legal insurance I show following media coverage of allegations teachers are more likely to join a trade union. This helps to explain why teacher union density has continued to increase despite decreasing demand globally for unions.
- PhD Economics, University College London, 2014
- MSc. Economics, University of Southampton, 2004
- BSc. Economics, University of Southampton, 2003
- ESRC Outstanding Early Career Impact
- CESifo Young Affiliate Award Candidate
Affiliations/Professional activities with other institutions:
- Green, F., Machin, S., Murphy, R., and Zhu, Y.(2012) “The Changing Economic Advantage from Private Schools” Economica, Vol.79, No.316, pp.658 – 679
- Green, F., Machin, S., Murphy, R., and Zhu, Y. (2008) “Competition for private and state school teachers” Journal of Education and Work, Vol. 21, No.5, pp. 383-404