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Law, Economics, and Policy Track

Courses in this concentration allow majors to explore various ways in which legal institutions and practices shape economic behavior. Since legal systems are designed to serve a multiplicity of ends, students are also exposed to the moral and political dimensions of the law.

Two of the following:


  • 3320 Urban Economics
  • 3330 Environment and Natural Resources
  • 3340 Government in the Economy
  • 4300 Regulation
  • 4500 Health Economics & Policy
  • 4530 Economics of Taxation
  • 3970/3980 Special Studies in Economics

Three of the following:


  • 6270 American Disasters
  • 6911 Special Topics in American History


  • 3560 Social and Political Ethics
  • 3640 Philosophy of Law
  • 6510 Theories of Economic Justice

Political Economy

  • 4010 Constitutionalism: Ancient Athens to Present
  • 4040 Democracy, Capitalism, & Free Speech
  • 4300 Behavioral Economics & Public Policy
  • 4400 Law & Economics of the Regulatory State
  • 4970/4980 Special Topics in Political Economy

Political Science

  • 3240 Public Policy
  • 4230 Environmental Politics & Policy
  • 4250 Politics of Poverty Policy
  • 4270 Constitutional Law
  • 6290 Judicial Process

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.