Richard Murphy is an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Austin in addition to being a Research Economist at the CEP.
Dr Richard Murphy's current areas of research are:
- 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.