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Carl Shapiro

Transamerica Chair in Business Strategy
Professor, Department of Economics
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Academic Status: On leave
Personal Homepage: http://faculty.haas.berkeley.edu/shapiro
Curriculum Vitae (in PDF format, Acrobat Reader required)
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PhD, Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MA, Mathematics, UC Berkeley
BS, Mathematics and Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Positions Held

At Haas since 1990
2009 – present, Transamerica Chair in Business Strategy, Haas School of Business
1998 – present, Director, Institute of Business and Economics Research, Haas School of Business

1990 – present, Professor, Haas School of Business

2011 – 2012, Member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers

2009 – 2011, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economics, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice
2006 – 2008, Member, University of California Committee on Academic Personnel
2004 – 2007, Member, Berkeley Budget and Interdepartmental Relations Committee
1995 – 1996, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economics, Antitrust Division, US Department of Justice
Chairman, Economic Analysis and Policy Group, Haas School of Business
1980 – 1990, Professor, Woodrow Wilson School and Department of Economics, Princeton University

External Service and Assignments

  • Senior Consultant: Charles River Associates
  • Consultant: a wide range of private clients, the US Department of Justice, and the Federal Trade Commission
  • Research Associate: National Bureau of Economic Research

Current Research and Interests

  • Design and use of patents
  • Anti-trust economics
  • Intellectual property and licensing
  • Product standards and compatibility
  • The economics of networks and interconnection
  • Game theory

Selected Papers and Publications


  • Economic Analysis for Business Decisions, BA 201A

Honors and Awards

  • Runner-Up, Award for Excellence in Teaching, MBA Program, Haas School of Business, 1999-2000
  • Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences

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