Ph.D. in Economics, 2014, The University of Colorado, Boulder

M.A. in Economics, 2009, The University of Colorado, Boulder

B.A. in Economics, 2007, California State University, Sacramento


Courses Taught

ECON 1010 - Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics

ECON 1020 - Principles of Economics: Microeconomics

ECON 3240 - Intermediate Microeconomic Theory

ECON 4440 - Economic Development

ECON 4600 - Introduction to Econometrics

ECON/PMBA 5150 - Economics for Managers



Applied Microeconomics

Labor & Demographic Economics

Economics of the Household

Economic Development


Featured Publications

Murray S. (2017)  "Urban Density and the Pro-cyclicality of Divorce"    Economics Bulletin, Vol. 37 No. 1, p.A37   

Murray S., Hunter L., Riosmena F. (2013) “The Environmental Dimensions of Emigration from Rural Mexico.” International Migration Review,  Vol. 47 No. 4, pp 874-909