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[Photo: Richard MURPHY] Dr Richard MURPHY
Associate - Education and Skills
Email: r.j.murphy@lse.ac.uk

University of Texas at Austin
Tel: +1 512 475 8525
Email: richard.murphy@austin.utexas.edu

Curriculum Vitae PDF  Personal WebSite WWW

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.

Education:

  • PhD Economics, University College London, 2014
  • MSc. Economics, University of Southampton, 2004
  • BSc. Economics, University of Southampton, 2003

Awards:

  • ESRC Outstanding Early Career Impact
  • CESifo Young Affiliate Award Candidate

Affiliations/Professional activities with other institutions:

Selected Publications:

  • 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

CEP Publications

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CEP Discussion Paper
The End of Free College in England: Implications for Quality, Enrolments and Equity Richard Murphy, Judith Scott-Clayton and Gill Wyness
October 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1501:
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JEL Classification: I22; I23; I28


Tags: higher education; financial aid; tuition fees; inequality

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CEP Discussion Paper
Testing Means-Tested Aid Richard Murphy and Gill Wyness
December 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1396:
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JEL Classification: I22; I23; I28


Tags: higher education; financial aid; degree completion

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CEP Discussion Paper
Ill Communication: Technology, Distraction & Student Performance Louis-Philippe Beland and Richard Murphy
May 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1350:
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JEL Classification: I21; I28; O33; J24


Tags: mobile phones; technology; student performance; productivity

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CEP Discussion Paper
Paying Out and Crowding Out? The Globalisation of Higher Education Stephen Machin and Richard Murphy
September 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1299:
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JEL Classification: I20; I21; I28


Tags: overseas students; crowding out

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CentrePiece Article
Economics of higher education Richard Murphy and Gill Wyness
February 2014
Paper No' CEPCP412:
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CentrePiece 18 (3) Winter 2014


Tags: higher education; uk; government policy

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Importance of Rank Position Richard Murphy and Felix Weinhardt
September 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1241:
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JEL Classification: I21; J24; D01


Tags: rank; non-cognitive skills; peer effects

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Special Paper
Research on the Intergenerational Links in the Every Child Matters Outcomes.Report to the Department of Children, Schools and Families Jo Blanden, Stephen Machin, Richard Murphy and Emma Tominey August 2010
Paper No' CEESP05:
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Tags: every child matters; ecm; education

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CentrePiece Article
In brief: The educational background of postgrad students Stephen Machin and Richard Murphy
July 2010
Paper No' CEPCP316:
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CentrePiece 15 (1) Summer 2010


Tags: education; social mobility

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
The Changing Economic Advantage From Private School Francis Green, Stephen Machin, Richard Murphy and Yu Zhu
April 2010
Paper No' CEEDP0115:
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JEL Classification: I22; I29; J31


Tags: wage differentials; educational attainment; private schools

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
Competition for private and state school teachers Francis Green, Stephen Machin, Richard Murphy and Yu Zhu
January 2008
Paper No' CEEDP0094:
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Tags: private schools; state schools; independent schools; teachers' labour markets