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

— Sep 15, 2016
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Economic Freedom of the World: 2016 Annual Report

The Economic Freedom of the World: 2016 Annual Report is the world’s premier measurement of economic freedom, ranking countries based on five areas: size of government, legal structure and security of property rights, access to sound money, freedom to trade internationally, and regulation of credit, labour and business. This year’s report compares 159 countries and territories. In this year’s ranking, which is based on 2014 data, Hong Kong is again number one, Canada is tied for fifth, and the United States ranked 16th for the second year in a row.