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Economics and Public Policy Track

Courses in this concentration allow majors to explore the role of economic thinking in policy construction and evaluation. This concentration is designed to give majors a strong grounding in quantitative methods and analysis for an increased technical understanding of policy issues.


  • ECON 3230 Introduction to Econometrics

Two of the following seven:


  • 3020 Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • 3100 Economics of Money and Banking
  • 3320 Urban Economics
  • 3330 Environment and Natural Resources
  • 3810 Economics of Labor
  • 3830 Economics of Gender
  • 3970/3980 Special Studies in Economics

Three of the following twelve:


  • 4230 Econometrics
  • 4300 Regulation
  • 4500 Health Economics
  • 4520 Economics of Public Expenditures
  • 4530 Economics of Taxation
  • 4600 Inequality and Poverty in Latin America
  • 4610 Game Theory

Political Economy

  • 4300 Behavioral Economics and Public Policy
  • 4970/4980 Special Topics in Political Economy

Political Science

  • 3240 Public Policy
  • 4230 Environmental Politics and Policy
  • 4800 Science, Technology, and Public Policy

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.