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Pablo T. Spiller

Jeffrey A. Jacobs Distinguished Professorship in Business and Technology, Emeritus
Haas Business and Public Policy Group
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Academic Status: Emeritus
Office Hours: By appointment,, F597
Personal Homepage: http://faculty.haas.berkeley.edu/spiller/
Curriculum Vitae (in PDF format, Acrobat Reader required)
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PhD, Economics, University of Chicago
MA, Economics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
BA, Economics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Positions Held

At Haas since 1995

2009 – present, President, International Society for New Institutional Economics

2003 – present, Jeffrey A. Jacobs Distinguished Professorship in Business and Technology
1995 – 2003 Joe Shoong Professor of International Business & Public Policy, Haas School of Business
1987 – 1993 William B. McKinley Professor of Economics and Public Utilities, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
1989 – 1993 Professor of Government and Public Affairs, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champain
1984 – 1987 Senior Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
1980 – 1984 Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Pennsylvania

External Service and Assignments

  • Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Law, Economics and Organization
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Comparative Economics
  • Member, Board of Advisors, Center for Institutional Analysis, The Independent Institute, The Center on Global Prosperity, SSRN Advisory Board, Law and Positive Political theory
  • Distinguished Research Fellow, SNF, Bergen, Norway
  • Associate Editor: Journal of Applied EconomicsRegulation MagazineThe Utility Project
  • Consultant: The World Bank, InterAmerican Development Bank, Federal Trade Commission, Department of Transportation, Mexico Energy Regulation Commission, Mexico Antitrust Commission, United Nations Development Program, Ministry of Economics, Argentina, and Central Bank of Uruguay

Current Research and Interests

  • Institutional analysis
  • Political economy
  • Positive political theory and the courts
  • Industrial organization
  • Political economy
  • Economics of regulation and antitrust
  • Regulatory issues in developing countries

Selected Papers and Publications

  • “The Organizational Implications of Creativity: The US Film Industry in Mid-XXth Century,” with Ricard Gil. California Management Review.
  • “Strategic Judicial Decision Making,” with Rafael Gely, in Oxford Handbook of Law and Politics, edited by Keith E. Whittington, E. Daniel Kelemen and Gregory A. Caldeira. Oxford University Press.
  • “Buy, Lobby or Sue: Interest Groups’ Participation in Policy Making – A Selective Survey,” with Sanny Liao, in New Institutional Economics, edited by Eric Brousseau and Jean-Michael Glachant. Cambridge University Press.
  • The Institutional Foundations of Public Policy: The Case of Argentina, with Mariano Tommasi. Cambridge University Press, 2007.
  • “Airline Hubs: Costs, Markups and the Implications of Customer Heterogeneity,” in Advances in Airline Economics, edited by D. Lee. Elsevier B.V., 2006.
  • “Judicial Lobbying: The Politics of Labor Law Constitutional Interpretation,” with M. Iaryczower and M. Tommasi. American Political Science Review 100, no. 1 (2006).
  • “Instability and Public Policy Making in Argentina,” in The Politics of Institutional Weakness: Argentine Democracy in Comparative Perspective, edited by S. Levitsky and V. Murillo. 2006.
  • “Institutional Changes in Emerging Markets: Implications for the Telecommunications Sector,” in vol. 2 of Handbook of Telecommunications Economics, edited by M. Cave, S. Majumdar and I. Vogelsang. 2006.
  • “The Institutions of Regulation,” with M. Tommasi, in Handbook of Institutional Economics, edited by C. Menard and M. Shirley. 2005.
  • Institutions, Contracts and Regulation in Argentina, with Manuel Abdala. Buenos Aires: Temas, 2000. (Translated into Spanish.)
  • Spilled Water: Institutional Commitment in the Provision of Water Services in Latin America,edited with W. Savedoff. Interamerican Development Bank, 1999. (Translated into Spanish.)
  • Regulación de los Sectores de Infraestructura y Energéticos en México, (Infrastructure and Energy Regulation in Mexico), edited with C. Sales. Mexico City: ITAM/Porrua Grupo Editorial, 1999.
  • The Path Towards Rational Regulation in Latin America and the Caribbean: Issues, Concepts and Experience (Directions in Development), with J. Luis Guasch, in World Bank Directions in Development Series. 1999.
  • Regulations, Institutions and Commitment:: A Comparative Analysis of Telecommunications Regulation, edited with Brian Levy. Cambridge University Press, 1996.
  • Strategy, Structure and Antitrust in the Carbonated Soft Drink Industry, with T. Muris and D. Scheffman. Quorum Books, 1993.


  • The Economics, Policy and Strategy of Media
  • The Economics of Institutions

Honors and Awards

  • Featured in Who’s Who in Economics: A Bibliography Dictionary of Major Economists, 1700-1995, edited by Mark Blaug and Paul Sturges. Cambridge: MIT Press.
  • Various NSF and other foundation grants.

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