The Murphy Institute

The Murphy Institute The Murphy Institute

Faculty at the Murphy Institute

The Murphy Institute has a number of “core” faculty members who regularly teach courses designed specifically for political economy majors. It also has faculty affiliates in Economics, History, Philosophy, and Political Science who teach departmentally-based courses. Lastly, this list includes faculty who direct Murphy programs.

With grant support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the basic contours of the undergraduate program were put into place in the late 1980s. In the early 1990s, a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation provided generous support for new faculty positions in international political economy.

The Murphy Institute’s core faculty are among Tulane’s most respected and productive scholars. They have been recipients of numerous research grants, including fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the Earhart Foundation, the National Humanities Center, and Princeton’s Center for Human Values.

Steven M. Sheffrin

Steven M. Sheffrin

Professor of Economics, Director of the Murphy Institute

James Alm

James Alm

Professor and Chair of Economics, Director of Public Finance Policy Program

Bruce Brower

Bruce Brower

Chair and Associate Professor of Philosophy, CEPA Speaker Series Chair

Alison Denham

Alison Denham

Associate Professor of Philosophy and 2005-2006 CEPA Faculty Fellow

Adam Feibelman

Adam Feibelman

Associate Dean for Faculty Research, Sumter Davis Marks Professor of Law, Director of the Regulation Policy Program

Douglas N. Harris

Douglas N. Harris

Professor of Economics, Director of Education Policy Program

Ann Lipton

Ann Lipton

Associate Professor of Law

Eric Mack

Eric Mack

Professor of Philosophy

Douglas R. Nelson

Douglas R. Nelson

Professor of Economics

Shu-Yi Oei

Shu-Yi Oei

Hoffman F. Fuller Associate Professor of Tax Law

Mary K. Olson

Mary K. Olson

Associate Professor of Economics, Director of Health Policy Program

Jonathan Riley

Jonathan Riley

Professor of Philosophy

David Shoemaker

David Shoemaker

Professor of Philosophy and 2007-2008 CEPA Faculty Fellow

Richard F. Teichgraeber III

Richard F. Teichgraeber III

Professor of History and 2009-2010 CEPA Faculty Fellow

Martyn P. Thompson

Martyn P. Thompson

Associate Professor of Political Science

Mark Vail

Mark Vail

Associate Professor of Political Science