Brian Kelleher Richter
Boundary-spanning Economist | Expert in Business, Economics, Political Science, and Public Policy
|I am boundary-spanning PhD economist--and expert in business, economics, political science, and public policy--skilled in end-to-end econometric analysis and syntehsizing results for different types of audiences. My current, primary job is as an Economist at Amazon.
I, nevertheless, remain available for consulting work and teaching engagements.
I also remain engaged in academic research.
I am affiliated with the University of
School of Business's Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the
State as a non-resident Senior Stigler Fellow.
Prior to joining Amazon, I was a professor
in the Business,
Government, and Society Department at the University
of Texas at Austin's McCombs
School from 2013-2022 and in the Business,
Economics, and Public Policy
group at the Richard
Ivey School of
Business at the University
of Western Ontario from 2010-2012. 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), Sanwa Bank (in Tokyo), and Amazon (in Austin).
I defended my PhD
at UCLA's Anderson
While at UCLA I also earned an M.A. in Economics and a C.
Phil. in Management. I also hold an S.B.
in Management Science (Finance) from MIT's Sloan School of
and an M.P.I.A. in Asian Markets & Economies
is from UCSD's School of Global Policy & Strategy.
In my scholarly work, I conduct interdisciplinary research primarily aimed at improving our
collective understanding of firms' interactions with
governments and other non-market (societal and legal) actors and
institutions. My academic research publications
appear in leading journals in the management discipline (e.g., the Strategic Management Journal and Organization Science),
the political science discipline (e.g., the American
Journal of Political Science and the Annual Review of Political Science),
and the economics discipline (e.g., the American
Economic Journal: Applied Economics and the Journal of Law, Economics, &
Organization). I have
also made my academic work accessible through pieces in highly regarded
the Harvard Business Review and
the California Management Review). Moreover, I have published a number of popular teaching cases available online via the University of Chicago Stigler Center and Harvard Business School Publishing.
You can send me an e-mail here: bkrichter<at><dot>gmail<dot>com