Barak Richman is the Edgar P. and Elizabeth C. Bartlett Professor of Law and Business Administration at Duke University.  Both an attorney and an institutional economist, his primary research focuses on how social relationships shape economic performance.  His book Stateless Commerce: The Diamond Network and the Persistence of Relational Exchange published by Harvard University Press in 2017, studies how ethnic merchants organize the diamond industry.  His health policy research has examined the utilization of health insurance benefits, antitrust policy towards healthcare providers, and organizational innovation in healthcare markets.

Professor Richman’s primary appointment is at Duke Law School, where he won the Blueprint Award in 2005 and was named Teacher of the Year in 2010, and he also is on Fuqua’s Health Sector Management faculty and is a Senior Fellow at the Kenan Institute for Ethics.  He represented the NFL Coaches Association in an amicus curiae brief in American Needle v. The Nat’l Football League, which was argued before the U.S. Supreme Court in January 2010, and again in Brady v. The Nat’l Football League in 2011.  His recent work challenging illegal practices by Rabbinical Associations was featured in the New York Times.