Richard Paul Richman

Established in 2011 with a visionary gift from Richard Paul Richman, JD ’72, MBA ’73, the Richard Paul Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy at Columbia University is a joint venture of Columbia’s Business and Law Schools. The Richman Center promotes evidence-based public policy and fosters dialogue and debate on emerging policy questions where business and markets intersect with the law.

The Center supports empirical, theoretical, and institutional research targeting central issues at the nexus of law and markets, both domestically and internationally, and helps translate this academic research into practical strategies for executing new regulatory reforms and business opportunities. It also fosters curricular innovations and student activities that tap synergies between the Business and Law Schools.


February 15, 2014

Bruce Raynor and Richman Center Senior Fellow Andrew Stern offers perspective on the future of of the Democratic party in The Washington Post.

January 23, 2014

Bloomberg Businessweek takes a look at the position Christopher Mayer, Co-Director of the Richman Center, takes in the issue of reverse mortgages.

January 2, 2014

The Washington Post interviews Christopher Mayer, Co-Director of the Richman Center on the progress of the government’s Home Affordable Refinance Program.

December 30, 2014

Christopher Mayer, Co-Director of the Richman Center, discusses the results of the Home Affordable Refinance Program on The Wall Street Journal.

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April 29, 2014

Public Lecture Series: A Discussion with Neal Soss, Chief Economist at Credit Suisse

Columbia Business School

Room 141

6:15 p.m.-7:45 p.m.


Register here!

April 2, 2014

Intelligence Squared Debate: More Clicks, Fewer Bricks: The Lecture Hall is Obsolete

Participant Jonathan Cole, Provost and Dean Emeritus of Columbia University

6:45 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.


Event recap and video available now!

March 24, 2014

Mentorship Luncheon with Matt Drapkin


Calder Lounge (JD/MBA Only)

Mr. Drapkin, ’98 BUS/LAW, will speak about his time at Columbia, how his JD/MBA influenced his career path, and offer any advice to our current and prospective JD/MBAs.


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