Richard Murphy

University of Texas at Austin, USA

In this high-information world we live in, academics producing high quality research is no longer sufficient. We need to get good research read. The World of Labor series is an excellent vehicle for researchers to do just that

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Author

Current position

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, The University of Texas at Austin, USA

Research interest

The process of education and educational systems

Past positions

Research Officer, London School of Economics, Centre for Economic Performance (2012–2015); Research Assistant, London School of Economics, Centre for Economic Performance (2006–2012); Research Fellow, University of Westminster, UK (2005–2006)

Qualifications

PhD Economics, UCL, UK, 2014

Selected publications

  • "Minority report: The impact of predicted grades on university admissions of disadvantaged groups." Education Economics (Forthcoming) (with G. Wyness).

  • "Top of the class: The importance of ordinal rank" Review of Economic Studies (Forthcoming) (with F. Weinhardt).

  • “Why unions survive: Understanding how unions overcome the free-rider problem.” Journal of Labor Economics (Forthcoming).

  • "The end of free college in England: Implications for enrolments, equity, and quality." Economics of Education Review (2019) (with G. Wyness and J. Scott Clayton)

  • “Ill communication: Technology, distraction & student performance.” Labour Economics 41 (2016): 61–76 (with L. Beland).