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Michael Katz

Sarin Chair in Strategy and Leadership
Professor, Department of Economics
Director, Center for Telecommunications and Digital Convergence
Institute for Business Innovation
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Academic Status: Emeritus
Office Hours: by appointment, F649
Curriculum Vitae (in PDF format, Acrobat Reader required)


PhD, Economics, Oxford University
AB, Summa Cum Laude, Economics, Harvard University

Positions Held

At Haas since 1987

2003 – present, Sarin Chair in Strategy and Leadership, Haas School of Business
2009 – 2012, Director, Institute for Business Innovation, Haas School of Business
2003 – 2004, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Haas School of Business
2001 – 2003, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economic Analysis, Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice
1995 – 2003, Edward J. and Mollie Arnold Professor of Business Administration, Haas School of Business
1994 – 1996, Chief Economist, Federal Communications Commission
1989 – 1995, Professor, Haas School of Business, and Economics Department, UC Berkeley
1987 – 1989, Associate Professor, Haas School of Business, and Economics Department, UC Berkeley
1981 – 1987, Assistant Professor of Economics, Princeton University

External Service and Assignments

  • Co-editor, Journal of Economics & Management Strategy
  • Editorial board member, Information Economics and Policy, California Management Review
  • Member, Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, The National Academies,¬†Committee on Wireless Technology Prospect and Policy Options, The National Academies

Current Research and Interests

  • Economics of networks industries
  • Intellectual property licensing
  • Telecommunications policy
  • Cooperative research and development

Selected Papers and Publications


  • Competition and Corporate Strategy in Network Markets, E217

Honors and Awards

  • Chairman’s Special Achievement Award, Federal Communications Commission, 1996
  • Earl F. Cheit Award for Excellence in Teaching, Full-Time MBA Program, 1989, 1993. Honorable Mention, 1997, 2000
  • Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow, 1985-1988
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow, 1978-1981
  • John H. Williams Prize (awarded to the Harvard College economics graduate with the best overall record), 1978
  • National Merit Scholar, 1975-1976

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