Richard Murphy is a PhD candidate in Economics at UCL. He is also a Research Officer at the Centre for Economic Performance at LSE.
Richard’s thesis applies economic concepts to educational settings. His job market paper examines the effect of rank on subsequent productivity, finding that students who ranked highly in primary school do better in secondary school, conditional on relative ability. Secondly, modelling union membership as a form of legal insurance, he finds that following news stories involving allegations against teachers there is an increase in demand for membership. Finally he has looked at immigration, by exploiting a change in Chinese visa rules and exchange rates he finds that the large increase in overseas students in the higher education sector has had no displacement effects on domestic students.
- Labour Economics
- Economics of Education
- Applied Mircoeconometrics