Elizabeth Graddy, Ph.D., teaches courses in quantitative analysis, governance, and business and government. Her research focuses on the private sector role in public service delivery, how industry and organizational structure affect performance, and how information asymmetry and uncertainty affect institutional design and effectiveness. These interests have led to her work on the structure and performance of healthcare, philanthropic, and nonprofit organizations. She is currently studying community foundations, public-private alliances providing local public services, and the state regulation of health professions. Professor Graddy’s earlier research focused on products liability outcomes, occupational regulation, the contracting decisions of local governments, and the evolution of new industries.