Professor Richard Holden

Visiting Fellow, United States Studies Centre

Professor Richard Holden

Professor Richard Holden

    Richard Holden is Professor of Economics at UNSW Business School and an Australian Research Council Future Fellow from 2013-2017. Richard is leading a USSC research project investigating the US-Australia economic relationship.

    Previously he was on the faculty at the University of Chicago and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received a PhD from Harvard University in 2006, where he was a Frank Knox Scholar.

    His research focuses on contract theory, law and economics, and political ​ec​o​nomy. He has written on topics including: political districting, the boundary of the firm, incentives in organisations, mechanism design, and voting rules.

    He is currently editor of the Journal of Law and Economics, and is the founding director of the Herbert Smith Freehills Initiative on Law and Economics at UNSW.

    He has been a Visiting Professor of Economics at the MIT Department of Economics and the MIT Sloan School of Management, Visiting Professor of Economics at the Harvard Economics Department, and Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School.

    His research has been featured in press articles in such outlets as The New York TimesThe Financial Times, the New Republic, and the Daily Kos.​​​

    Areas of expertise

    • Economics and business