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Laura D. Tyson

Faculty Director, Institute for Business & Social Impact
Haas Business and Public Policy Group
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Academic Status: On duty
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Twitter: @LauraDTyson
Curriculum Vitae (in PDF format, Acrobat Reader required)


PhD, Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
BA, Economics, Smith College

Positions Held

At Haas since 1990

2013 – present, Professor of Business Administration and Economics

2008 – 2013, S. K. and Angela Chan Chair in Global Management

2007 – 2008, Professor, Haas School of Business

2002 – 2006, Dean, London Business School
1998 – 2001, Dean, Haas School of Business
1997 – 2001, Principal, Law and Economics Consulting Group
1990 – 2001, Professor, Haas School of Business
1977 – 2001, Professor, Department of Economics, UC Berkeley
1995 – 1996, Chairman, National Economic Council
1993 – 1995, Chairman, President’s Council of Economic Advisors
1990 – 1992, Director of the Institute of International Studies, UC Berkeley
1988 – 1992, Director of Research, Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy, UC Berkeley
1974 – 1977, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Princeton University

External Service and Assignments

  • Member, U.S. Department of State, Foreign Affairs Policy Board
  • Board Member, Science, Technology and Economic Policy, The National Academies
  • Chair, Board of Trustees, Bay Area Council Economic Institute
  • Member of Corporate Boards: AT&T Inc.; Morgan Stanley; CBRE Group Inc.; Silver Spring Networks
  • Advisory Board: Generation Investment Management; H&Q Asia Pacific; Newman’s Own Foundation; Observatory Group
  • Advisory Council: The Brookings Institution, Hamilton Project
  • Chair of Board of Trustees & Steering Committee Member, Blum Center for Developing Economies
  • Senior Advisor: McKinsey Global Institute; Berkeley Research Group; The Rock Creek Group; Credit Suisse Research Institute
  • Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
  • Commissioner, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
  • Member, Committee on Capital Markets Regulation
  • Chair, Global Agenda Council on Women’s Empowerment, World Economic Forum
  • Advisor, Samsung SDS
  • Member, 21st Century Council, Nicolas Berggruen Institute
  • Member, Nicolas Berggruen Institute, Think Long Committee for California; 21st Century Council
  • Board of Trustees, Jacobs Foundation
  • Economic Advisor, Alliance for Competitive Taxation
  • Member, National Academies of Sciences, Innovation Policy Forum

Current Research and Interests

  • Changes in the global economy, with special focus on high-technology competition
  • Doing business in emerging market economies
  • US trade policy

Selected Papers and Publications

  • The New York Times Economix Blog, Articles appear monthly, March 2011 – Present.
  • Project Syndicate, Articles appear monthly, December 2011 – Present.
  • Testimony before the Joint Economic Council Hearing on “Lessons from Reagan: How Tax Growth Can Boost Economic Growth.” July 31, 2013.
  • Tyson, Laura et al. Research Universities and the Future of America: Ten Breakthrough Actions Vital to Our Nation’s Prosperity and Security, Committee on Research Universities, Board on Higher Education and Workforce Policy and Global Affairs, Washington, DC, June 2012.
  • Slaughter, Matthew. A Warning Sign from Global Companies. Harvard Business Review, March 2012.
  • Tyson, Laura and Greg Linden. The Corporate R&D Tax Credit and U.S. Innovation and Competitiveness. Center for American Progress, January 2012.
  • Tyson, Laura et al. Road Map to Renewal: Invest in our future, Build on our strengths, Play to win. Report of the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, 2012.
  • Tyson, Laura D’Andrea et al. The Benefits for the U.S. Economy of a Temporary Reduction on the Repatriation of Foreign Subsidiary Earnings. Prepared for the New America Foundation. Berkeley Research Group Working Paper, Fall 2011.
  • Tyson, Laura et. al. U.S. Trade and Investment Policy: Independent Task Force Report No. 67. Council on Foreign Relations, 2011.
  • Roach, Stephen S. and Laura Tyson. “Opportunities and Challenges in the US-China Economic Relationship.” Testimony presented before the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, June 23, 2010.  (An abridged version appears in June 24, 2010 Morgan Stanley Report).
  • “A Progressive Agenda for Competitiveness and Trade” in Change for America, A Progressive Blueprint for the 44th President, ed. Mark Green and Michele Jolin, 2009.
  • Economic Report of the President 1994, with Martin Baily and Joseph Stiglitz. Government Printing Office, 1995.
  • Economic Report of the President 1993, with Alan Blinder and Joseph Stiglitz. Government Printing Office, 1994.
  • Who’s Bashing Whom? Trade Conflict in High-Technology Industries. Institute of International Economics, 1992.
  • The Politics of Productivity: The Real Story of Why Japan Works, edited with Chalmers Johnson and John Zysman. Ballinger Publishing Co., 1989. (Editor.)
  • The Dynamics of Trade and Employment, edited with William T. Dickens and John Zysman. Ballinger Publishing Co., 1988. (Editor.)
  • Power, Purpose and Collective Choice: Economic Strategy in Socialist States, Special Issue of International Organization 40, no. 2 (Spring 1986). (Editor, with Ellen Comisso.)
  • Economic Adjustment in Eastern Europe. The RAND Corporation, 1984.
  • American Industry in International Competition: Political and Economic Perspectives, edited with John Zysman. Cornell University Press, 1983. (Editor.)
  • The Yugoslav Economic System and Its Performance in the 1970s. University of California at Berkeley, 1980.
  • The Impact of External Economic Disturbances on the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, edited with Egon Neuberger. Pergamon Press, 1980. (Editor.)

Honors and Awards

  • Honorary Degree: American University, 1995; Smith College, 1994; University of Lausanne, Faculty of Business and Economics, 2011
  • London Business School Fellow, July 7, 2010
  • Club 6 Member, Haas School of Business, (for teaching excellence, based on student evaluations), 2008, 2010
  • Elected member of Council on Foreign Relations, 1987
  • University of California, Berkeley, Distinguished Teaching Award, Spring 1982
  • National Fellows Program Fellowship, Hoover Institution, 1978-1979
  • American Council of Learned Societies Grant, Spring Term 1977, 1978, 1979
  • Sloan Foundation Grant, Summer 1976
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, NDEA TITLE IV Fellowship; Fulbright Fellowship; International Research and Exchanges Board Study Grant
  • Smith College, Phi Beta Kappa
  • Smith College Prize for distinguished work in Economics

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