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, regulatory outcomes, and industry structure and performance. She has recently returned to the faculty after serving the University for 8 years as Interim Provost, Executive Vice Provost, and Vice Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs. Her current work focuses on higher education governance. Professor Graddy has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Policy Analysis & Management and the Policy Studies Journal, and as a past public member and Vice President of the California State Board of Podiatric Medicine.