Ryan Murphy

Research Assistant Professor, SMU Cox School of Business

Ryan Murphy is a Research Assistant Professor at the O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom at SMU Cox School of Business. He received his B.A. in economics from Boston College and M.S. and Ph.D. in economics from Suffolk University. His research has appeared in publications such as American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Public Choice, Public Health, Rationality & Society, and Human Events.

Recent Research by Ryan Murphy

— Dec 16, 2021
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The Human Freedom Index 2021

This year’s Human Freedom Index finds that, even before COVID and the response from governments worldwide, global freedom was on the wane.

— Sep 14, 2021
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Economic Freedom of the World: 2021 Annual Report

Economic Freedom of the World: 2021 Annual Report is the world's premier measurement of economic freedom, ranking countries based on five areas—size of government, legal structure and property rights, access to sound money, freedom to trade internationally, regulation of credit, labour and business. In this year's report, which compares 165 countries and territories, Hong Kong is again number one—although China's heavy hand will likely lower Hong Kong's ranking in future years—and Canada (14th) trails the United States (6th).