Robert P. Murphy is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute. He received his Ph.D. in economics from New York University, and he was formerly Research Assistant Professor at the Free Market Institute at Tech Tech University, 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 Rothbards 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, Barrons, Forbes, and Investors Business Daily. In addition, he has appeared on CNBC, Fox Business Network, C-SPAN, and other TV and radio networks and programs.