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The Center on Law and the Economy

The Center on Law and the Economy promotes interdisciplinary research and collaboration on important issues confronting policymakers and private markets in both developed and developing economies.  It is a rich resource for graduate, professional, and undergraduate students at Tulane who are interested in issues related to the regulation of economic and financial activity.

The Center on Law and the Economy was founded in 2019, building on nearly a decade of expanding collaboration between scholars in The Murphy Institute's Center for Public Policy Research and the Law School.

The Center on Law and the Economy funds a Visiting Assistant Professorship in Law, a two-year position offering exceptional early career legal scholars the opportunity to build a body of research in a dynamic, collegial, and collaborative environment.

The Center's core workshop each semester features both Tulane and guest faculty in law, economics, and political science who present leading edge research in regulation, civil rights, and other key issues in law and the economy.

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.