The Murphy Institute organizes and sponsors a variety of events during the course of a typical academic year. We record our events so community members around the world can view the lectures.

Fall 2022 Yates Lecture: Children and the US Social Safety Net


The Fall 2022 Yates Lecture featured Hilary Hoynes, Professor of Public Policy and Economics and the Haas Distinguished Chair in Economic Disparities at the University of California Berkeley. In this lecture, Professor Hoynes discusses the emerging research that examines how the social safety net affects children's life trajectories. The evidence shows that programs targeted toward child poverty not only have long-run benefits for families, but also constitute a great public investment.




The books in the Studies In Political Economy series are occasional volumes sponsored by the Murphy Institute and Cambridge University Press, comprising original essays by leading scholars in the United States and other countries. Each volume considers one of the intellectual preoccupations or analytical procedures currently associated with the term “political economy.”

The goal of the series is to aid scholars and teachers committed to moving beyond the traditional boundaries of their disciplines in a common search for new insights and new ways of studying the political and economic realities of our time. The series is published with the support of the Tulane-Murphy Foundation.




The Boundaries of Economics book


The Boundaries of Economics
Gordon C. Winston and Richard F. Teichgraeber III


The Economic Limits to Modern Politics book


The Economic Limits to Modern Politics
John Dunn


The Culture of the Market book


The Culture of the Market: Historical Essays
Richard F. Teichgraeber III and Thomas L. Haskell


The Economic Realities of Political Reform book


The Economic Realities of Political Reform: Elections and the U.S. Senate
James L. Regens and Ronald Keith Gaddie

Constitutional Culture and Democratic Rule book


Constitutional Culture and Democratic Rule
John Ferejohn, Jack Rakove, and Jonathan Riley

Beyond Price: In Search of Cultural Value book


Beyond Price: In Search of Cultural Value
Michael Hutter and David Throsby