Part of Mark Bradford, Father You Have Murdered Me, 2012. Located in the Rose Collection of the Rose Art Museum.


Kathryn Graddy is the Dean of the Brandeis International Business School and the Fred and Rita Richman Distinguished Professor of Economics at Brandeis University. Her research focuses on the economics of art and culture and more generally, industrial organization. She has published extensively in the field of the economics of the arts, with 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, among others. She has written policy papers on Artist Resale Rights for the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the UK Patent Office, and she is a former Editor of the Journal of Cultural Economics. She has also written a series of papers on the Fulton fish market, with publications in the Review of Economic Studies, the Journal of Economic Policy, and the Rand, among others. Kathryn was awarded an honorary doctorate from Copenhagen Business School in 2018.


Kathryn has taught Game Theory and Industrial Organization to advanced undergraduates, advanced microeconomics to PhD students, and has co-taught a course on the Economics of the Arts. She enjoys advising Ph.D. students and undergraduates on their theses. Kathryn served as Senior Associate Dean of the Brandeis International Business School from 2016-2018, Director of the PhD program at Brandeis International Business School from 2015-2016, and Chair of the Economics Department at Brandeis from 2011-2014.

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Kathryn came to Brandeis in 2007 from Oxford University, where she was a Fellow of Exeter College. Prior to Oxford, she was Assistant Professor of Economics at the London Business School and a Junior Research Fellow at Jesus College, Oxford. 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.

Above features Ellsworth Kelly, Blue White, 1962. Gevirtz-Mnuchin Purchase Fund, the Rose Collection.