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Robert P. Murphy is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute, President of Consulting by RPM, Senior Economist with the Institute for Energy Research, and Associated Scholar with the Ludwig von Mises Institute. He received his Ph.D. in economics from New York University, and he was formerly Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics at Hillsdale College, Visiting Scholar at New York University, Research Analyst at Laffer Associates, Chief Economist for the Institute for Energy Research, and Senior Fellow in Business and Economic Studies at the Pacific Research Institute.

Dr. Murphy is author of the books, Choice: Cooperation, Enterprise, and Human Action, Lessons for the Young Economist, The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Great Depression and the New Deal, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Capitalism, How Privatized Banking Really Works, Study Guide for Ludwig von Mises’ Human Action, Study Guide for Murray Rothbard’s Man, Economy, and State with Power and Market, and Study Guide to The Theory of Money & Credit by Ludwig von Mises.

His articles and reviews have appeared in such scholarly journals as The Independent Review, Review of Austrian Economics, Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, Economic Affairs, American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Journal of Libertarian Studies, and Homo Oeconomicus. And his popular articles have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Detroit News, Washington Times, Orange County Register, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, MarketWatch, The Freeman, Buffalo News, San Jose Mercury News, Barron’s, Forbes, and Investor’s Business Daily. In addition, he has appeared on CNBC, Fox Business Network, C-SPAN, and other TV and radio networks and programs.

Books
Pope Francis and the Caring Society 2017
Choice: Cooperation, Enterprise, and Human Action 2015
Video
The Economics of Pope Francis and the Caring Society Panel (Audio Only) April 3, 2018
Why Economics Matters? | Robert P. Murphy May 9, 2017
Why Does Freedom Work? | Robert P. Murphy April 7, 2017
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Audio
Brexit - An Economist's Reaction. Research Fellow Robert P. Murphy, appears on the Marc Cox show on FM News Talk 97.1 in St. Louis June 24, 2016
A Christian, an Atheist, A Capitalist and an Economist on: What the Freedom Philosophy Is (And What It Isn't) July 9, 2015

Events
New Bridges: Texas: Advancing Liberty & Prosperity in a Divided America May 9, 2017
New Bridges: California: Advancing Liberty & Prosperity in a Divided America April 7, 2017
Independent Review Articles
Rolling the DICE Fall 2009
The Limits of Market Organization Summer 2006
Commentary Articles
“Planting Trees” Disrupts the Carbon Tax Narrative August 1, 2019
Plastic Bans Are Symbolism Over Substance July 25, 2019
Oren Cass’s House Testimony on the Costs of Climate Change July 11, 2019
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Beacon Blog Posts
What Bitcoin Taught the Public and Economists October 31, 2018
Three Surprises About Nobel Laureate Nordhaus’s Model of Climate Change October 19, 2018
Do Food Stamps Reduce Corporate Labor Costs? September 21, 2018
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Articles
Economists Should Be More Careful with Their Statistics June 22, 2018
The Origins of the Public School November 29, 2017
Whatever Happened to Inflation? August 24, 2017



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