Gary Hoover

Executive Director, The Murphy Institute

Professor of Economics
Undergraduate Program in Political Economy
Office Address
105 Tilton Hall
Gary Hoover


Gary Hoover is the Executive Director of The Murphy Institute and Professor of Economics at Tulane University. His research focuses on the intersection of economics, race, and public policy. Since 2012, he has served as co-chair of the American Economic Association Committee on the Status of Minority Groups in the Economics Profession. He is also the current and founding editor of the Journal of Economics, Race and Policy, past Vice-President of the Southern Economic Association, and a fellow of CESifo Group Munich. Previously, he was appointed a President's Associates Presidential Professor at the University of Oklahoma and chair of the university's Department of Economics. Prior to that, he was the William White McDonald Family Distinguished Faculty Fellow at the University of Alabama and Assistant Dean for Faculty and Graduate Student Development in the Culverhouse College of Business Administration.