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Faculty Profile: Kathryn Graddy

Kathryn Graddy

Dean of the International Business School, and Fred and Rita Richman Distinguished Professor in Economics

economics of the arts, art auctions, investment returns to violins, price discrimination and anti-competitive behavior

My research interests are in the fields of the economics of art and culture and industrial organization. Specifically, recent work has been in the areas of creativity of artists, auction guarantees, behavioral economics of auction prices, and investment returns to violins. I enjoy teaching all levels of microeconomics, game theory, and industrial organization, along with an interdisciplinary course on the economics of the arts.

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Princeton University, Ph.D.
Columbia University, M.B.A.
Tulane University, B.A.
Tulane University, B.S.


Awards & Honors:
  • (2018) Honorary Doctorate, Copenhagen Business School
  • (2012) Pommerhene Prize for Best Paper in the Journal of Cultural Economics