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Faculty and Executive Leadership Directory

Michael Katz

Sarin Chair in Strategy and Leadership
Professor, Department of Economics
Director, Center for Telecommunications and Digital Convergence
Haas Economic Analysis and Policy Group
Institute for Business Innovation
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Academic Status: On duty
Office Hours: By appointment, F679
Curriculum Vitae (in PDF format, Acrobat Reader required)


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