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M. Frances Van Loo

Professor Emeritus
Haas Business and Public Policy Group
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Academic Status: Emeritus
Office Hours: Tuesdays 2:30-4 p.m., F581


PhD, Economics, UC Berkeley
MLA, Economics, UC Berkeley
BA, Economics, University of Michigan

Positions Held

At Haas since 1985

2001 – present, Professor Emeritus, Haas School of Business
1985 – 2001, Associate Professor, Haas School of Business
1996 – 1997, Visiting Scholar, Yale University
1989 – 1998, Chair, Public and Nonprofit Management Program
1993 – 1996, Chair, Business and Public Policy
1990 – 1996, Faculty Supervisor, East Bay Outreach Project
1979 – 1985, Assistant Professor, Haas School of Business
1973 – 1979, Visiting Assistant Professor and Lecturer, Haas School of Business
1970 – 1975, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago Circle

External Service and Assignments

  • Member, Membership and Governance Committee of NACC
  • Academic Advisory Board, National Center on Nonprofit Enterprise
  • Member, Governing Committee of Nonprofit Management and Leadership Minority Opportunity Program (NMLOP) for Nonprofit Academic Centers Council (NACC)
  • Member, Nonprofit Academic Centers Council (NACC)
  • Advisory Board, Aspen Institute California Nonprofit Fund
  • Associate Editor, Nonprofit Management and Leadership

Current Research and Interests

  • University of California Faculty Research Grant
  • University of California Regents’ Junior Faculty Fellowship
  • Institute of Business and Economic Research, UC Berkeley

Selected Papers and Publications

  • “Business Students’ and Practitioners’ Ethical Decisions Over Time,” with James R. Blenn, Jr.Journal of Business Ethics 12 (November 1993): 835-845.
  • “A Purposeful Behaviour Theory of Work and Family Size Decisions,” with Richard P. Bagozzi, in Female Labour Market Behavior and Fertility, edited by J.J. Siegers, J. de Jong-Gierveld, and E. Van Imholt, 101-129. Berlin: Springer Verlag, 1991.
  • “Motivational and Reasoned Processes in the Theory of Consumer Choice,” with Richard P. Bagozzi.
  • “An Investigation of the Relationship Between Work and Family Size Decisions Over Time,” with Richard P. Bagozzi. Multivariate Behavioral Research 23:1 (January 1988): 3-34.
  • “Individual and Couple Tastes for Children: Theoretical, Methodological, and Empirical Issues,” with Richard P. Bagozzi. Journal of Economic Psychology 8:2 (June 1987): 191-214.
  • “Are the Expectations of Women Managers Being Met?” with Warren Boeker, Rebecca Blair, and Karlene Roberts. California Management Review 27:2 (Spring 1985): 148-157.

Honors and Awards

  • Earl F. Cheit Award for Excellence in Teaching, Undergraduate Program, 1979, 1982
  • Berkeley Campus Distinguished Teaching Award, 1985


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