Economics

University of California, Berkeley

Overview

Founded in 1903, the Department of Economics at UC Berkeley is well known for the excellence of its teaching and advising, with a strong reputation for producing outstanding PhD graduates as well as rigorous and innovative economic research. In recent years, Berkeley economics PhDs have been hired at many other leading institutions, including Harvard, MIT, Yale, the U.S. Federal Reserve, and the World Bank. The department is also consistently ranked among the world's top research departments. Berkeley faculty have won many awards including 5 Nobel Prizes, 5 John Bates Clark Medals, and 21 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowships (an average of 1 per year since 1995). Berkeley economics faculty and students have done groundbreaking work in economic theory, econometrics, macroeconomics, and all major fields of applied research, and they have served as policymakers at the highest levels, both in the U.S. and abroad.

Libraries

The Thomas J. Long Business Library houses the major collection of business administration materials on the UC Berkeley campus. The Long Library's collections emphasize the academic and scholarly aspects of business to support the research and teaching mission of the University. Special strengths of the collection include business ethics; company and business history; corporate finance; corporate social responsibility; entrepreneurship; family business; high-technology industries; innovation and technological change; and nonprofit management. The collection, which spans the physical library, off-site storage in Richmond, and the web, includes over 150,000 books, 1.6 million microforms, and thousands of subscriptions in digital format. A large digital library in the social sciences supports the interdisciplinary research needs of graduate students and faculty.

The Mathematics Statistics Library maintains a reserve collection of software manuals for the Econometrics Lab. The books are owned by the Econometrics Lab but circulated by the library on their behalf.

Research Centers

Faculty and students in the department participate in many research centers. For further information, see the department's website.

Undergraduate Program

Economics: BA

Graduate Program

Economics: PhD

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Courses

Economics

Faculty and Instructors

+ Indicates this faculty member is the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award.

Faculty

David Sehun Ahn, Professor. Game theory, decision theory, mathematical economics.
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Alan J. Auerbach, Professor. Public policy, public finance.
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David Card, Professor. Labor economics.
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+ Stefano DellaVigna, Professor. Behavioral economics, applied microeconomics, behavioral finance, media economics.
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J. Bradford DeLong, Professor. Economic history, macroeconomics, economic growth, finance.
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Aaron S. Edlin, Professor. Industrial organization, law and economics, public economics .
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Barry Eichengreen, Professor. Economic history, international economics.
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Haluk I. Ergin, Associate Professor. Theory.
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Ben Faber, Associate Professor. International trade, development economics.
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Joseph Farrell, Professor. Theory, industrial organization.
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Frederico S. Finan, Professor. Development economics, political economy.
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Cecile Gaubert, Assistant Professor. International trade, economic geography.
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Lisa Goldberg, Adjunct Professor.

Yuriy Gorodnichenko, Professor. Macroeconomics, econometrics, international economics, development economics, comparative economics.
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Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas, Professor. Macroeconomics, international macroeconomics, finance.
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Bryan Graham, Professor. Econometrics, Labor, Development.
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Benjamin R. Handel, Associate Professor. Industrial organization, health economics, applied microeconomics, information economics .
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Benjamin Hermalin, Professor. Economics of organization, industrial organization, contract theory, corporate governance .
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Hilary Hoynes, Professor. Poverty, inequality, economic policy, Social Safety Net, labor economics.
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Michael Jansson, Professor. Econometrics.
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Shachar Kariv, Professor. Economic theory, experimental economics, behavioral economics .
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Supreet Kaur, Assistant Professor. Development economics, behavioral economics, labor economics.
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Kei Kawai, Assistant Professor. Industrial organization, political economy.
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Patrick Kline, Professor. Labor economics, urban economics, applied econometrics.
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Jonathan Kolstad, Associate Professor. Health economics, industrial organization, public economics, applied microeconomics.
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+ Ulrike Malmendier, Professor. Corporate finance, behavioral finance, behavioral economics, applied, microeconomics.
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+ Edward Andrew Miguel, Professor. Africa, education, development economics, human capital, health, ethnic divisions, social capital, civil conflict, war, pre-analysis plans, water .
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Enrico Moretti, Professor. Labor economics, urban economics.
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John Morgan, Professor. Theory, industrial organization, contracts.
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Emi Nakamura, Professor. Macroeconomics, international economics, industrial organization, monetary policy.
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Maurice Obstfeld, Professor. International economics, macroeconomics, monetary economics .
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+ Martha Olney, Teaching Professor. Economic history, macroeconomics, economics of discrimination .
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Demian Gaston Pouzo, Associate Professor. Econometrics, macroeconomics.
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James L. Powell, Professor. Econometrics, statistical modeling.
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Andres Rodriguez-Clare, Professor. International trade, development economics, macroeconomics .
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Gerard Roland, Professor. Political economics, comparative and institutional economics .
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David H. Romer, Professor. Macroeconomics, monetary economics .
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+ Christina D. Romer, Professor. Economic history, macroeconomics.
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Jesse Rothstein, Professor. Labor economics, public economics .
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Emmanuel Saez, Professor. Public Economics .
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Benjamin Schoefer, Assistant Professor. Macroeconomics, labor economics, corporate finance.

Chris Shannon, Professor. Economic theory, mathematical economics .
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Joseph Shapiro, Associate Professor. Trade and the environment, water pollution, Clean Water Act, air pollution, climate change.
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David Sraer, Associate Professor. Financial economics, behavioral finance, behavioral economics, economics of organization, entrepreneurship.
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Jón Steinsson, Professor. Macroeconomics, monetary economics, international economics .
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Dmitry Taubinsky, Assistant Professor. Behavioral economics, tax policy, soda taxes, payday loans, household consumption and portfolio choice, energy policy, health.
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Nick Tsivanidis, Assistant Professor. Urban and Regional Economics, development economics, applied macroeconomics.

Reed Walker, Associate Professor. Environmental economics, public economics, labor economics .
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Christopher Walters, Associate Professor. Labor economics, applied econometrics.
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Danny Yagan, Assistant Professor. Taxes and investment, income inequality, employment in recessions.
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Gabriel Zucman, Assistant Professor. Public economics, inequality, wealth, taxation.
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Lecturers

Raymond J. Hawkins, Continuing Lecturer.

Emeritus Faculty

George A. Akerlof, Professor Emeritus. Economics, macroeconomics, poverty, family problems, crime, discrimination, monetary policy, German unification.
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Robert Anderson, Professor Emeritus. Finance, probability theory, mathematical economics, nonstandard analysis.
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Pranab Bardhan, Professor Emeritus. Poverty, inequality, globalization, political economy, institutional economics, development economics, international economics.
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George F. Break, Professor Emeritus (In Memoriam).

Clair Brown, Professor Emeritus. Innovation, management, economics, labor, employment, labor market institutions, semi-conductor industry.
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Roger Craine, Professor Emeritus. Economics, exchange rate regime credibility, the agency cost of capital, stochastic-volatility jump-diffusion models, dollarization, monetary policy shocks, security market responses.
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Jan De Vries, Professor Emeritus. Economics, demography, history.
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Albert Fishlow, Professor Emeritus.

Richard J. Gilbert, Professor Emeritus. Economics, industrial organization, regulation, market power in electricity networks, market structure, organizational structure, and randd diversity, antitrust policy evolution.
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Steven Goldman, Professor Emeritus (In Memoriam).

Gregory Grossman, Professor Emeritus (In Memoriam).

Bronwyn H. Hall, Professor Emeritus. Applied econometrics, economics of technical change, economics of innovation, patent policy, RandD value, taxation, financing RandD.
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Michael Katz, Professor Emeritus. Antitrust, economics of network industries, intellectual property licensing, privacy, telecommunications policy .

Theodore E. Keeler, Professor Emeritus. Industrial organization, health economics, transportation economics.

Ronald D. Lee, Professor Emeritus. Long-run demographic and fiscal stochastic forecasting, intergenerational transfers, macro consequences of population aging, social security, evolutionary theory of the life cycle, population and economic development .

John M. Letiche, Professor Emeritus (In Memoriam).
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Daniel L. Mcfadden, Professor Emeritus. Econometrics.

John M. Quigley, Professor Emeritus (In Memoriam).

Michael Reich, Professor Emeritus. Economics, training, pensions, living wages.
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Thomas J. Rothenberg, Professor Emeritus. Economics, econometrics.
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Daniel Rubinfeld, Professor Emeritus. Economics, law and economics, antitrust policy, public economics.

Suzanne Scotchmer, Professor Emeritus (In Memoriam).

Carl Shapiro, Professor Emeritus. Business, economics, game theory, licensing, anti-trust economics, intellectual property, economics of networks and interconnection.
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Kenneth E. Train, Adjunct Professor Emeritus. Economics, regulation, econometrics, energy, choice modeling.
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Laura D'Andrea Tyson, Professor. High-technology competition, US industrial and technology policies, international economy, US trade policy, US competitiveness, emerging market companies, multinational companies in the US economy, gender gap (economic participation, educational attainment, political empowerment and health), research and development tax credit .
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Lloyd Ulman, Professor Emeritus (In Memoriam).

Hal Varian, Professor Emeritus. Information technology, economics of information technology.

Benjamin N. Ward, Professor Emeritus. Comparative economic systems, philosophy and methodology of economics.

Oliver E. Williamson, Professor Emeritus. Economics, corporations.
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Glenn A. Woroch, Adjunct Professor Emeritus. Economics, privacy, telecommunications policy, antitrust policy, intellectual property protection.

Janet Yellen, Professor Emeritus. Macroeconomics, international economics.

Contact Information

Department of Economics

530 Evans Hall

Phone: 510-642-0822

Fax: 510-642-6615

econdept@berkeley.edu

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Department Chair

David Card

631A Evans

Phone: 510-642-5222

econchair@berkeley.edu

Undergraduate Chair

Martha Olney

691 Evans Hall

Phone: 510-642-6083

ugrad@econ.berkeley.edu

Graduate Chair / Head Grad Advisor

Andres Rodriguez-Clare

609 Evans Hall

Phone: 510-642-9854

gradofc@econ.berkeley.edu

Director of Student Services

Patrick G. Allen

535 Evans Hall

Phone: 510-642-0824

pallen@econ.berkeley.edu

Assistant Director, Undergrad Student Services

Alicia Mandac

539A Evans

Phone: 510-642-6674

ugrad@econ.berkeley.edu

Economics Undergraduate Advisor

Judith Lopez

539C Evans

Phone: 510-642-6674

ugrad@econ.berkeley.edu

Assistant Director, Course Management

Michelle Fong

543 Evans

Phone: (510) 642-1966

fong.michelle@berkeley.edu

Assistant Director, Graduate Student Services

Janene Martinez

541 Evans

Phone: 510-642-6172

jcarolm@berkeley.edu

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