Mark Murphy is a doctoral candidate in economics of education and education policy at the Stanford Graduate School of Education. He is a recipient of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research Dissertation Fellowship, the Institute for Education Sciences Fellowship in Quantitative Education Policy Analysis and the Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education Fellowship. Mark’s research focuses on educational equity, immigration policy and demography, and school finance with particular emphasis on understanding ways to improve educational outcomes for understudied student populations and institutions. Prior to attending Stanford, Mark served as a Senior Fiscal Analyst for the New Mexico Legislative Education Study Committee, a Jesse M. Unruh Fellow for the California State Assembly Committee on Education and a middle school math and history teacher for the Zuni Public School District.
Peer Reviewed Publications
Dee, T., & Murphy, M. (2019). Vanished Classmates: The Effects of Local Immigration Enforcement on School Enrollment. American Educational Research Journal. https://doi.org/10.3102/0002831219860816
Dee, T. & Murphy, M. (2018). How Strict Immigration Enforcement Harms Schoolchildren. Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. Policy Brief October 2018.
Murphy, M. (2017). Promising Practices in School District Budgeting Under LCFF. Policy Analysis for California Education. Continuous Improvement Brief 02-17.
New York Times, National Public Radio – Phoenix, US News and World Report, Los Angeles Times, Univision, Telemundo, Education Week, Center for American Progress, Vox – In the Weeds Podcast, UCLA Center X Just News, National Bureau of Economic Research.
Legislative Staff Experience
California State Assembly – Committee on Education (Jesse M. Unruh Fellow)
New Mexico Legislature – Legislative Education Study Committee (Senior Fiscal Analyst)
Programs and projects:
Thomas Dee, David Plank, Eric Bettinger
Ph.D. in Economics of Education & Education Policy, Stanford University (expected 2020)
M.A. in Economics; Stanford University (2019)
M.A. in Education with Licensure, University of New Mexico (2011)
B.A. in Economics (Minors: Spanish, Int’l Studies), University of Michigan (2009)
Center for Education Policy Analysis
520 Galvez Mall, Suite 509
Stanford, CA 94305