Insights From

Daniel Murphy

Rising Rice Consumption in Nigeria: Farming and the Value of a Value Chain

Though agriculture is important to Nigerian economic activity and rice is a major food staple in Nigerian households, the domestic supply does not meet demand. The Value Chain Development Program public-private partnership is designed to improve the livelihoods of economically disadvantaged farmers.

Macron and French Resistance: Economic Growth and Labor Policy

Though French President Emmanuel Macron entered office with huge popularity, his attempts at long-term economic growth through labor reform were met with plummeting approval ratings and even yellow-vest protests. What will the country do to balance social protections vs. taxes?

Crowded Out? Government Spending and the Private Sector

Resources are limited, and business and government compete for them … or so goes conventional wisdom and widespread economic theory. Does it hold up in the real world? Professor Dan Murphy’s research, presented at the IMF’s annual research conference, investigates government spending and its effect on the private sector.

Lopsided Growth: Can a Rising Tide Sink Some Boats?

Is it possible for economic growth to make some people worse off? If so, under what circumstances?

Bigger Than the Grasshopper and the Ant: A Macroeconomic View of Saving for Retirement

Darden Professor Dan Murphy believes that, in a recession, pro-savings policies should in fact be turned upside down — just for a time — to account for the macroeconomic situation.