Brian Kelleher Richter

Assistant Professor of Business, Government, and Society 

Brian K. RichterI am an Assistant Professor in the newly created Business, Government, and Society Department at the University of Texas at Austin's McCombs School.  

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 governments and other non-market (societal and legal) actors and institutions.  I am fortunate to be able to teach in the same areas I research.  

I defended my PhD in Global Economics & Management  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 Management 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 Assistant 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