Murphy, Patrick

Title: Assistant Professor of Economics

Department: Department of Accounting, Economics, and Finance

Phone: 352-588-8255



  • Ph.D. (Economics), Florida State University, 2009. Dissertation: Essays on Gifted Education’s Impact on Student Achievement
  • M.S. (Economics), Florida State University, 2004
  • B.S. (Economics with Minor in Business), Florida State University, 2003


Dr. Patrick Ryan Murphy is an Assistant Professor of Economics in the Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance in the Donald R. Tapia School of Business at Saint Leo University. His professional and research interests include Economics of Education, Public Economics, Applied Economics, Urban/Regional Economics, Population Economics, Game Theory and Econometrics. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Florida State University.

Community Affiliation:

  • National Economics Teaching Association
  • American Economic Association
  • Southern Economic Association

Teaching & Professional Interests:

Teaching Interests:

  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Economics for Life
  • Intermediate Price Theory
  • Game Theory
  • Economics of Sports
  • MBA Managerial Economics

Professional Interests:

  • Economics of Education
  • Public Economics
  • Population Economics
  • Urban/Regional Economics
  • Applied Economics

Honors & Awards:

  • Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society, 2014
  • Greek Advisor of the Year, 2014
  • Best Conference Paper at The Academic Forum Conference, 2013/
  • Honorary Member of Tau Kappa Epsilon, 2011

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