Haas School faculty members are explorers and discoverers, seeking new ideas and insights at the frontiers of knowledge. They are internationally recognized leaders in the study of the economic, social, political, and technological forces shaping global markets today.
Haas faculty members play an active role in national and international business communities, serving as consultants, board members, and speakers at major business conferences and seminars. They are in demand for key government positions, and they perform important interdisciplinary research with colleagues at Berkeley and at other top universities around the world. Rankings of academic reputation consistently place the Haas faculty solidly in the top ten of business schools worldwide.
Haas Professor Wins Nobel Prize
Haas Professor Emeritus Oliver E. Williamson was awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences — the second time a Haas professor has won the honor in the past 15 years — for his work in the area of economic governance. The Edgar F. Kaiser Professor Emeritus at the Haas School of Business and Professor Emeritus of Economics and Law at the University of California, Berkeley, is a pioneer in the multi-disciplinary field of transaction cost economics, and one of the world's most cited economists. Read more >
Haas Professor Carl Shapiro recently served as a member of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers. Before that, Shapiro served as deputy assistant attorney general for economics in the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division. He joined a growing list of Haas School and UC Berkeley faculty members who have served on the council. They include Haas Professor and former Dean Laura Tyson, who served from 1993 to 1995, and Haas Professor Emerita Janet Yellen, who served from 1997 to 1999. Haas professors Jonathan Leonard, David Levine, and Jim Wilcox have served on the staff of the council as senior economists.