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David C. Mowery

William A. & Betty H. Hasler Professor Emeritus of New Enterprise Development
Haas Business and Public Policy Group
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Academic Status: On duty
Office Hours: By appointment
Personal Homepage: http://groups.haas.berkeley.edu/bpp/faculty/mowery/
Curriculum Vitae (in PDF format, Acrobat Reader required)


PhD, Economics, Stanford University
MA, Economics, Stanford University
BA, Economics, Stanford University

Positions Held

At Haas since 1988
2009 – present, William A. & Betty H. Hasler Chair in New Enterprise Development
1988 – present, Professor, Haas School of Business
Director, PhD Program, Haas School of Business
Deputy Director, Institute for Management, Innovation, and Organization
Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research
1982 – 1988, Assistant and Associate Professor, Social and Decision Sciences Department, Carnegie-Mellon University
1987 – 1988, Assistant to the Counselor, Office of the United States Trade Representative
1987 – 1988, Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow
1986 – 1987, Study Director, Panel on Technology and Employment of the National Academy of Sciences
1984 – 1986, Visiting scholar, Center for Economic Policy Research, Stanford University
1981 – 1982, Post-doctoral Fellow, Harvard Business School

External Service and Assignments

  • Expert Witness, Congressional hearings on science and technology policy issues
  • Member, National Research Council panels, including Competitive Status of the US Civil Aviation Industry, Causes and Consequences of the Internationalization of US Manufacturing, Federal Role in Civilian Technology Development, US Strategies for the Children’s Vaccine Initiative, and Applications of Biotechnology to Contraceptive Research and Development
  • Adviser, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and various federal agencies and industrial firms

Current Research and Interests

  • Impact of technological change on economic growth and employment
  • Management of technological change
  • International trade policy and US technology policy, especially high-technology joint ventures


Selected Papers and Publications

  • “The Sources of Industrial Leadership: Introduction,” with R.R. Nelson, The Sources of Industrial Leadership, edited with R.R. Nelson. Cambridge University Press, 1999.
  • “The Global Computer Software Industry,” in The Sources of Industrial Leadership, edited with R.R. Nelson. Cambridge University Press, 1999.
  • “The Evolution of Strategy in the World’s Largest Chemical Firms,” with A.D. Chandler and T. Hikino, in Strategy for Competitiveness: The Global Chemicals Industry, edited by A. Arora, R. Landau and N. Rosenberg. John Wiley & Sons, 1998.
  • “Collaborative R&D: How Effective Is It?” Issues in Science and Technology (1998).
  • Paths of Innovation: Technological Change in 20th-Century America, with N. Rosenberg. Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press, 1998.
  • The International Computer Software Industry: A Comparative Study of Industry Evolution and Structure. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 1996. (Editor.)
  • Science and Technology Policy in Interdependent Economies. Norwell, MA: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1994.


  • Behavioral Science, BA 292B-1

Honors and Awards

  • Earl F. Cheit Award for Excellence in Teaching, PhD Program, 1996, 2001
  • Raymond Vernon Prize, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 1992
  • Co-author of paper named a “Significant Article,” 20th Anniversary Issue of Research Policy, 1993
  • Fritz Redlich Prize, Economic History Association, 1987
  • Newcomen prize, Business History Review, 1984
  • A.B. with Honors and Distinction; Phi Beta Kappa, 1974

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