Brandeis International Business School

Kathryn Graddy


Kathryn Graddy is the dean of Brandeis International Business School and the Fred and Rita Richman Distinguished Professor in Economics. Graddy has held numerous leadership positions at Brandeis University. She previously served as senior associate dean and PhD program director at the International Business School. Graddy is also the former chair of the university’s economics department. Under her leadership, the business school achieved STEM designations for its core programs, started a successful master’s in business analytics program, significantly improved career outcomes and expanded partnerships with academic institutions worldwide.

Graddy’s research focuses on the economics of art, culture and, more generally, industrial organization. She is the former editor of the Journal of Cultural Economics and has published papers in top international journals, including The American Economic Review, Management Science, the Journal of Economic Literature, The Rand Journal of Economics and The Journal of Economic History. Graddy has written policy papers on Artist’s Resale Right for the World Intellectual Property Organization and the UK Patent Office.

Graddy came to Brandeis from Oxford University in 2007. She received her PhD in economics from Princeton University, her MBA from Columbia University and her BS and BA in mathematics and Russian from Tulane University. At Oxford, Graddy was a fellow of Exeter College and a junior research fellow at Jesus College. She also served as assistant professor of economics at the London Business School. In March 2018, Graddy was awarded an honorary doctorate from Copenhagen Business School.