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The Murphy Institute

Established in memory of Charles H. Murphy, Sr. (1870-1954), and inspired by the vision of Charles H. Murphy, Jr. (1920-2002), the Murphy Institute exists to help Tulane faculty and students understand economic, moral, and political problems we all face and think about. More important, it exists to help us understand how these problems have come to be so closely interconnected.

Undergraduate Program in Political Economy - The Murphy Institute

Undergraduate Program in Political Economy

Tulane University’s most popular and acclaimed multidisciplinary major, the Political Economy program aims to promote sustained reflection on the multiple connections between political and economic activities and institutions.

Statue of Lion Holding Tulane Shield - The Murphy Institute

The Center for Ethics and Public Affairs

Established in 2001, The Center for Ethics and Public Affairs coordinates and supports research and scholarly discussion of ethics and public affairs.

Close-up of Sundial on Tulane University's Campus - The Murphy Institute

The Center for Public Policy Research

The Center for Public Policy Research is a multi-disciplinary research center that balances academic research with applied work in four program areas:  Regulation and Coordination, Health Policy, Public Finance, and Education.

Mission Statement

The Murphy Institute seeks to educate students and the interested general public in the understanding and analysis of the most challenging economic, moral, and political problems of our time; to support and advance the finest applied research in public policy, public affairs, civic engagement; and to inspire and inform all of its constituencies through its programs, scholarship, instruction, and events with the objective of advancing human prosperity and well-being.

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Recent News
November 29, 2018
Panels from the ethics and economics conference are available to watch on the Wharton website.
August 23, 2018
The center, REACH, will investigate how initiatives like charter schools and voucher programs shape the learning environment for students from disadvantaged groups.

The Murphy Institute

Established in memory of Charles H. Murphy, Sr. (1870-1954), and inspired by the vision of Charles H. Murphy, Jr. (1920-2002), the Murphy Institute exists to help Tulane faculty and students understand economic, moral, and political problems we all face and think about. More important, it exists to help us understand how these problems have come to be so closely interconnected.