Alvin D. Murphy

Associate Professor
Department of Economics
Arizona State University

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

  • Urban Economics, Public Economics, Environmental Economics, Industrial Organization


Working Papers and Work in Progress

  • Tax Policy and the Heterogeneous Costs of Homeownership, with Kelly Bishop, Jakob Dowling, and Nick Kuminoff, revise and resubmit at Journal of Urban Economics.
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  • Neighborhood Change and the Valuation of Urban Amenities: Incorporating Dynamic Behavior into the Hedonic Model, with Kelly Bishop
  • Optimal Housing Policy and Neighborhood Choice, with Samuel Dastrup, Ingrid Gould Ellen, and Juan Pantano
  • Zoning and Housing Supply, with Marcelo Álvez and Kyle Butts
  • The Impact of Mobility Costs,'' with Kelly Bishop, Nick Kuminoff, and Liam Perdue
  • Information and Household Sorting,'' with Kelly Bishop, Nick Kuminoff, and Michael Price
  • Predictable Appreciation, Market Efficiency, and the Estimation of Hedonic Models, with Kelly Bishop
  • The Effect of Neighborhood Spillovers on Mortgage Selection, with Ruben Hernandez-Murillo and Rajdeep Sengupta


  • Ph.D. Economics, Duke University, 2003-2008
  • M.A. Economics, University College Dublin, 2001-2002
  • B.A. Economics and Political Science, Trinity College Dublin, 1996-2000

Contact Information:

Department of Economics
Arizona State University
PO Box 879801
Tempe, AZ 85287-9801

Phone:   (480) 965-7995