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The required Political Economy 3010-3040 sequence has been designed to introduce students to the prominent and common concerns of the four concentration tracks. Studies along one of these concentrations provides a focus within the major. Each major’s selection of a concentration is made in consultation with the Associate Director, who serves as the major advisor for the program.

Law, Economics, and Policy Track

Explore various ways in which legal institutions and practices shape economic behavior.

Moral and Historical Perspectives Track

Explore the institutional foundations and historical development of political economy from a normative standpoint.

International Perspectives Track

Explore interconnections among international, national, and sub-national political economies.

Economics and Public Policy Track

Explore the role of economic thinking in policy construction and evaluation.

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.