Jon Murphy

Jon Murphy

Jon Murphy

Graduate Research Assistant

Law & Economics, Environmental Economics, Smithian Political Economy, International Trade, Sports Economics

Jon Murphy is currently an economics PhD student at George Mason University specializing in Law & Economics and Smithian Political Economy.  He has previously worked as an economic consultant in New Hampshire.  Mr. Murphy’s interests include environmental issues, international trade, political economy, and sports economics.  He also blogs at

Selected Publications

Does National Security Justify Tariffs?  Library of Economics and Liberty Featured Article, May 2018:

When is a Market Failure Not a Market Failure?, December 2018:


Courses Taught

Econ 100 - Economics for the Citizen

Econ 385 - International Economic Policy

Econ 390 - International Economics

Econ 415 - Law & Economics


BA - Economics, Framingham State University, Framingham MA (2011)

MA - Economics, George Mason University, Fairfax VA (2018)

PhD - Economics, George Mason University, Fairfax VA (Anticipated 2020)