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Karl Widerquist
  • 2006-2007 CEPA Faculty Fellow


Karl Widerquist earned a Ph.D. in Economics from City University of New York in 1996, and D.Phil. in Poltical Theory at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University in June of 2006, and is Lecturer in Politics at the University of Reading. Dr Widerquist serves as an editor of Basic Income Studies. His publications include The Ethics and Economics of the Basic Income Guarantee (ed. with Michael A. Lewis and Steven Pressmen, Ashgate, 2005), Economics for Social Workers: The Application of Economic Theory to Social Policy and Human Services (with Michael A. Lewis, Columbia University Press, 2002), as well as articles in the Journal of Socio-Economics, the Journal of Economic Issues, and Politics and Society. His most recent work, “Who Exploits Who,” was published in Political Studies in October 2006.

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.