Institutional economics, governance, nonprofit organizations,industry structure
Professor Graddy’s expertise is in institutional economics, public and nonprofit organizations, and public policy analysis. Her research focuses on the role of private organizations in serving the public interest, how industry and organizational structure affect performance, and how information asymmetry and uncertainty affect institutional design and effectiveness. These interests have led to numerous publications addressing the supply of public services, public-private partnerships, community-based philanthropic organizations, state budgetary processes, liability laws, and regulatory outcomes, and industry structure and performance. Her current work focuses on public-private service delivery outcomes and the development of Asian foundations. Professor Graddy is currently a co-editor of the Journal of Policy Analysis & Management and on the editorial board of the Policy Studies Journal. She is a past public member and Vice President of the California State Board of Podiatric Medicine. Her Ph.D. in Public Policy Analysis is from Carnegie-Mellon University.