Brian Kelleher Richter
Professor of Business, Government, and Society
am an Assistant Professor
in the newly created Business,
Government, and Society Department at the University
of Texas at Austin's McCombs
I am an interdisciplinary scholar with academic research publications
appearing in well recognized journals in the management (e.g., the Strategic Management Journal),
political science (e.g., the American
Journal of Political Science and the Annual Review of Political Science),
and economics (e.g., the American
Economic Journal: Applied Economics) disciplines. I have
also published my work in leading academic-practioner journals (e.g.,
the Harvard Business Review and
the California Management Review).
I am primarily interested in improving our collective
understanding of firms' interactions with
and other non-market (societal and legal) actors and
I am fortunate to be able to teach in the same areas I research.
I defended my PhD
at UCLA's Anderson
School in May 2010.
While at UCLA I also earned an M.A. in Economics and a C.
Phil. in Management. My S.B.
in Management Science (Finance) is from MIT's Sloan School of
and my M.P.I.A. in Asian Markets & Economies
is from UCSD's Graduate
School of International Relations & Pacific Studies.
Prior to joining the faculty at UT-Austin, I was an
Professor in the Business,
Economics, and Public Policy
faculty at the Richard
Ivey School of
Business at the University
of Western Ontario. Outside academia, I have worked in both
the public and
private sectors, in the U.S. and abroad, including time with
the Federal Reserve (in Washington and San Francisco),
the Central Intelligence Agency (in Langley), Nomura Securities (in New
York), and Sanwa Bank (in Tokyo).
You can send me an e-mail here: brian<dot>richter<at>mccombs<dot>utexas<dot>edu