Tim Murray

Assistant Professor of Economics
Department of Economics and Business
Virginia Military Institute

About Me

I am an Assistant Professor of Economics at Virginia Military Institute in the Department of Economics and Business and a coordinator for the Washington Lee/VMI Economics Seminar.

I received a Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut in 2019, and an M.B.A. and M.A. from Old Dominion University in 2013.

I am an Applied Microeconomist who uses empirical methodology to find causal relationships using survey, administrative, and experimental data. Broadly, my research fields are labor economics, urban economics, public economics, and health economics.

My current research focuses on two main areas:

1. Examining the impact of public policy on health and health outcomes.

2. Maximizing retirees’ consumption in retirement by understanding their utilization of housing equity.

Prior to graduate school, I was an Assistant Manager of Culinary Operations at Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA. My undergraduate education was split between Virginia Tech and Old Dominion University where I graduated with a B.A. in Economics and a minor in Applied Mathematics. As a hobby, I am an avid basketball player.

Last Updated: October 15, 2023