Title: Professor Emeritus
Department: Marketing and Supply Chain Management (MSCM)
Office: Alter Hall 435
Frederic Murphy has been teaching and practicing management science/operations research for over 30 years. Prior to coming to Temple University, he worked at the Energy Information Administration of the U.S. Department of Energy, forecasting and analyzing policy impacts on energy markets. He has continued to with the Energy Information Administration on modeling and developing solution algorithms for the major energy sectors in the National Energy Modeling System, including representations of electricity markets, environmental policies such as trading of emissions rights, representing the hydrogen sector of the energy economy. He was a research fellow at Resources for the Future in the area of energy security. He served as an advisor to the Philadelphia Tax Reform Commission. His research areas include computing large-scale economic equilibria, understanding market power in electricity restructuring, and using market models to develop business strategies for commodity industries. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy, and Shell and Amoco oil companies. He has published in the main operations research journals such as Operations Research, Management Science, and Interfaces. He is currently the Vice President of Publications for INFORMS, an area editor for Operations Research, and a contributing editor to Interfaces. He has been the editor in chief of Interfaces. He was given the Musser Award for research.
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