Executive Director of the Murphy Institute, Tulane University

Participation in DITE: Cohort 4 Mentor

Gary Hoover is the Executive Director of the Murphy Institute at Tulane University. He is also a professor of economics. Dr. Hoover is an affiliate professor of law.

From 2015 until 2020 he was a President’s Associates Presidential Professor and the Chair of the Economics Department at the University of Oklahoma.

Dr. Hoover received his PhD in Economics from Washington University in St. Louis in 1998. Since then, he has published numerous scholarly research papers, book chapters, and reviews on topics concerning income redistribution/poverty, political economy, and ethics in the economics profession. Dr. Hoover is the co-chair of the American Economic Association Committee on the Status of Minority Groups in the Economics Profession. From 2022 to 2023 he was the president the Sothern Economic Association. He is on the advisory board of the Opportunity and Inclusive Growth Institute at the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank. He is also on the selection committee for the National Science Foundation Alan T. Waterman Award.

Dr. Hoover is the founding and current editor of the Journal of Economics, Race, and Policy. He has been a visiting scholar at the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Hoover is a network member at the Center for Economic Studies & ifo Institute in Munich, Germany. He has also been a guest professor at the Universities of Hannover and Konstanz in Germany, the University of Vienna in Austria and X’ian University in China.