Dr. Vanden Bergh came to UVM in the fall of 2000 after graduating from the University of California at Berkeley with a Ph.D. in Business and Public Policy and an MBA. Prior to academia, he worked in banking in Colorado, Los Angeles and San Francisco. He also helped manage a small entrepreneurial retail firm located in Berkeley. Dr. Vanden Bergh's areas of research include: firm strategy in the political environment and the effects of political institutions on business investment. For the past several years Dr. Vanden Bergh has been exploring issues in the energy sector including an exploration of how the political environment affects investment in renewable energy. He is also starting to gather entrepreneurship data to try to unpack dimensions of the political environment that have the greatest impact on entrepreneurial location and investment decisions. Dr. Vanden Bergh's research has been published in many elite academic journals including the Academy of Management Journal, the Academy of Management Review, the Journal of Law & Economics, the Journal of Law, Economics & Organization, the Journal of World Business, and the Strategic Management Journal. During his tenure at the University of Vermont, Dr. Vanden Bergh has received honors for his teaching including "Teacher of Year" in the School of Business and a nomination for UVM's Kroepsch-Maurice Excellence in Teaching Award.


**For code related to Kingsley, Noordewier, & Vanden Bergh’s Journal of World Business article “Understating and Overstating Interaction Results in International Business Research” (2017), please see here.

Richard G. Vanden Bergh


  • Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley


  • (802) 656-8720
Office Location:

304 Kalkin

Office Hours:

Thursdays 10:30-12:00pm, or by appointment.