Mark Murphy

Mark Murphy is a doctoral candidate in education policy and the economics of education at the Stanford Graduate School of Education. He is a recipient of the Institute for Education Sciences Fellowship in Quantitative Education Policy Analysis and the Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education Fellowship. Mark’s research focuses on the educational effects of immigration policy, school finance, and educational equity with particular emphasis on Hispanic and American Indian student populations. 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.

Working Papers
Dee, T.S., & Murphy, M. (2018). Vanished Classmates: The Effects of Local Immigration Enforcement on School Enrollment.


Murphy, M. (2017). Promising Practices in School District Budgeting Under LCFF. Policy Analysis for California Education. Continuous Improvement Brief.

Faculty Advisor: Thomas Dee

Research interests: Education policy, economics of education, immigration policy, educational equity, topics relevant to Hispanic or American Indian students, educational demographics, quantitative methods.

Ph.D. in Economics and Education & Education Policy, Stanford University (expected 2020)
M.A. in Economics; Stanford University (expected 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)

Contact Info:
Center for Education Policy Analysis
Stanford University
520 Galvez Mall, Suite 509
Stanford, CA 94305

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