Jon Murphy an Associate Fellow at the Institute for an Entrepreneurial Society and Assistant Professor of Economics at Nicholls State University (Louisiana). He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from George Mason University. Prior to joining Nicholls State University, Dr. Murphy was a visiting professor at Western Carolina University. Dr. Murphy has published in information economics, history of thought, and pedagogy research in academic journals such as The Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization and The Journal of Institutional Economics, and has testified before the North Carolina State Legislature on the issue of insurance reform. In a previous life, he was a consultant and forecaster for ITR Economics.