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Robert P. Murphy

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Works Published inMises ReviewReview of Austrian Economics, Volumes 1-10

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Robert P. Murphy is an Associated Scholar with the Mises Institute. His other positions include Senior Economist for the Institute for Energy Research, Senior Fellow with the Fraser Institute, and Research Fellow with the Independent Institute. Murphy earned his PhD in economics from New York University. He taught for three years at Hillsdale College before entering the financial sector, working for Laffer Associates on research papers as well as portfolio management. Dr. Murphy is now the president of Consulting By RPM and runs the economics blog  Free Advice. He is the author of several books including Choice: Cooperation, Enterprise, and Human Action (Independent Institute, 2015), The Politically Incorrect Guide to Capitalism (Regnery, 2007), and Lessons for the Young Economist (Mises Institute, 2010). He has also written hundreds of economics articles for the layperson, and has given numerous radio and television interviews on such outlets as Fox Business and CNBC. 


Chaos Theory

BooksFebruary 28, 2007
Working within a Rothbardian framework, Murphy takes up the challenge of Hans Hoppe regarding the role of market insurance in property security to extend the analysis to the security of person.

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Lessons for the Young Economist

BooksMarch 10, 2011
Murphy's textbook prepares the student for both conventional economic studies in the future, and provides the logical rigor and policy clarity that only the Austrian School perspective can offer...

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Chaos Theory: Two Essays on Market Anarchy

Audio/VideoDecember 30, 2014
Exploring the farthest reaches of anarchist theory. The complete audio book in a single zip file.

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Bob Murphy: The Case for Private Defense

Audio/VideoDecember 12, 2014
Recent events surrounding Ferguson, Missouri and the choking death of Eric Garner have brought police misconduct to the forefront. Libertarians rightfully point out that police (unlike private actors) are largely immune from criminal prosecution, civil liability, or even losing their jobs. And...

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Bob Murphy: The Fed's Stock Market Casino

Audio/VideoNovember 7, 2014
Jeff Deist and Bob Murphy address the vital topic of Fed interference in financial markets.

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Why Money Doesn’t Measure Value

Mises DailyOctober 24, 2014
Robert Murphy explains why people trade goods, and the role of money.

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The Problems with Keynesian Solutions to the Current Depression

Audio/VideoOctober 9, 2014
This lecture by Bob Murphy was presented at the 2012 Mises University in Auburn, Alabama.

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