Gary A Hoover

Welcome to my website.

Executive Director of the Murphy Institute and Professor of Economics

Tulane University

Office: 105 Tilton Hall

Phone: 504.865.5317

Email: ghoover at

Specialty Areas:

Policy Analysis of Income Distribution/Poverty, Public Finance, Ethics in Economics


University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (B.A., 1993), Washington University in St. Louis (M.A., 1995 and Ph.D., 1998).

Honors, Achievements and Affiliations:

Since January 2021, I have been the Executive Director of the Murphy Institute at Tulane University. Since 2011, I have been a member (and since 2012 co-chair) of the American Economic Association Committee on the Status of Minority Groups in the Economics Profession.

I am the current and founding editor of the Journal of Economics, Race and Policy.

From 2018 until 2020, I was the Vice President of the Southern Economic Association.

Since 2010, I have been a fellow at CESifo Group Munich.

I was Department Chair of Economics at the University of Oklahoma from January 2015 until December 2020. In April of 2017, I was appointed a President's Associates Presidential Professorship at the University of Oklahoma.

I was the Assistant Dean for Faculty and Graduate Student Development in the Culverhouse College of Business Administration at the University of Alabama from August 2005 to May of 2014. From August 2006 until December 2014, I was the William White McDonald Family Distinguished Faculty Fellow at the University of Alabama.

I am a member of the Western Economic Association and American Economic Association. Have published papers in the American Economic Review P&P, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Public Choice, Journal of Economic Literature, International Tax and Public Finance, Journal of Conflict Resolution, and the European Journal of Political Economy. Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Research on Poverty. Mentor in the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program.