Brian Kelleher Richter

Assistant Professor of Business, Government, and Society 

Brian K. RichterI am an Assistant Professor in the Business, Government, and Society Department at the University of Texas at Austin's McCombs School. I am also a Senior Stigler Fellow at the University of Chicago's Booth School's Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State where I spent half of 2018 in residence as a Visiting Researcher.

I am an interdisciplinary scholar primarily interested in 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 work accessible through pieces in highly regarded academic-practioner journals (e.g., the Harvard Business Review and the California Management Review).

I defended my PhD in Global Economics & Management  at UCLA's Anderson School.   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 Management 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 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