Brian Kelleher Richter
Professor of Business, Government, and Society
am an Assistant Professor
in the dynamic Business,
Government, and Society Department at the University
of Texas at Austin's McCombs
School. I am back in Austin after a sabbatical as a Visiting Researcher
the University of
School's Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the
State where I spent the first half of 2018.
I am an interdisciplinary scholar primarily interested in improving our
understanding of firms' interactions with
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 work accessible through pieces in highly regarded
the Harvard Business Review and
the California Management Review).
I am fortunate to be able to teach in the same areas in which I
research and publish.
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.
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