Richard J. Zeckhauser

Partner & Senior Advisor

Richard J. Zeckhauser, although not involved in ERI’s day-to-day management, serves as ERI’s Senior Advisor, providing perspective and analysis on corporate development, negotiations, and investment strategy. He is the Frank Plumpton Ramsey Professor of Political Economy at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. There, Richard teaches economics, finance, decision theory, and game theory, all disciplines that inform the investment strategy of ERI. In addition to teaching at the Kennedy School, he has also served on the Harvard faculties of Arts and Sciences, Law and Business. Richard is the author or coauthor of 280 articles and 12 books or edited books. He is an elected fellow of the Institute of Medicine (National Academy of Sciences), the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Econometric Society. In 2014, he was named a Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association. He won the 2007 national mixed pairs championship and came second in the 2012 national mixed teams championship at contract bridge.

Richard has been a principal in two investment-banking firms, and a director of a number of high technology companies two of which were sold to Fortune 500 companies.

Richard holds the A.B. summa cum laude and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University.