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Patrick Murphy
Policy Director and Senior Fellow
415-291-4455
Expertise:

K-12 education, higher education, budget and tax policy

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Patrick Murphy is policy director of fiscal and governance reform and a senior fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California. He is a member of the PPIC Higher Education Center and previously served as PPIC’s director of research (2013–18). His work focuses on public finance in general and, more specifically, public management issues in K–12 and higher education. He is an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco, where he has held appointments as professor of politics, department chair, and director of the McCarthy Center for Public Service. His work has been published by PPIC, the Center for American Progress, the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, the Center on Reinventing Public Education, the Berkeley Center for Studies in Higher Education, and RAND. He has held positions with RAND and the Office of Management and Budget in Washington, DC, and has consulted for the Government Finance Officers Association. He holds a PhD from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and a master’s of public affairs from the University of Texas–Austin.

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