Business Administration: PhD

University of California, Berkeley

About the Program

The Berkeley-Haas PhD Program offers seven fields of academic study, for a curriculum of unusual richness and breadth. Since the program enrolls only 14 to 16 new PhD students each year, you work very closely with the faculty members in their chosen specialties. 

The Berkeley-Haas PhD Program is strongly oriented toward discipline and research. Emphasis is placed on preparing you to evaluate the state of knowledge in your particular field and to advance it through the application of theory from the social sciences, mathematics, or statistics.

Upon applying to the program, you are required to choose a field of study, which will not only determine your coursework, but also focus your future employment opportunities. You may choose from the following six fields:

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Admissions

Admission to the University

Minimum Requirements for Admission

The following minimum requirements apply to all graduate programs and will be verified by the Graduate Division:

  1. A bachelor’s degree or recognized equivalent from an accredited institution;
  2. A grade point average of B or better (3.0);
  3. If the applicant comes from a country or political entity (e.g., Quebec) where English is not the official language, adequate proficiency in English to do graduate work, as evidenced by a TOEFL score of at least 90 on the iBT test, 570 on the paper-and-pencil test, or an IELTS Band score of at least 7 (note that individual programs may set higher levels for any of these); and
  4. Sufficient undergraduate training to do graduate work in the given field.

Applicants Who Already Hold a Graduate Degree

The Graduate Council views academic degrees not as vocational training certificates, but as evidence of broad training in research methods, independent study, and articulation of learning. Therefore, applicants who already have academic graduate degrees should be able to pursue new subject matter at an advanced level without need to enroll in a related or similar graduate program.

Programs may consider students for an additional academic master’s or professional master’s degree only if the additional degree is in a distinctly different field.

Applicants admitted to a doctoral program that requires a master’s degree to be earned at Berkeley as a prerequisite (even though the applicant already has a master’s degree from another institution in the same or a closely allied field of study) will be permitted to undertake the second master’s degree, despite the overlap in field.

The Graduate Division will admit students for a second doctoral degree only if they meet the following guidelines:

  1. Applicants with doctoral degrees may be admitted for an additional doctoral degree only if that degree program is in a general area of knowledge distinctly different from the field in which they earned their original degree. For example, a physics PhD could be admitted to a doctoral degree program in music or history; however, a student with a doctoral degree in mathematics would not be permitted to add a PhD in statistics.
  2. Applicants who hold the PhD degree may be admitted to a professional doctorate or professional master’s degree program if there is no duplication of training involved.

Applicants may apply only to one single degree program or one concurrent degree program per admission cycle.

Required Documents for Applications

  1. Transcripts: Applicants may upload unofficial transcripts with your application for the departmental initial review. If the applicant is admitted, then official transcripts of all college-level work will be required. Official transcripts must be in sealed envelopes as issued by the school(s) attended. If you have attended Berkeley, upload your unofficial transcript with your application for the departmental initial review. If you are admitted, an official transcript with evidence of degree conferral will not be required.
  2. Letters of recommendation: Applicants may request online letters of recommendation through the online application system. Hard copies of recommendation letters must be sent directly to the program, not the Graduate Division.
  3. Evidence of English language proficiency: All applicants from countries or political entities in which the official language is not English are required to submit official evidence of English language proficiency. This applies to applicants from Bangladesh, Burma, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Latin America, the Middle East, the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, most European countries, and Quebec (Canada). However, applicants who, at the time of application, have already completed at least one year of full-time academic course work with grades of B or better at a US university may submit an official transcript from the US university to fulfill this requirement. The following courses will not fulfill this requirement:
    • courses in English as a Second Language,
    • courses conducted in a language other than English,
    • courses that will be completed after the application is submitted, and
    • courses of a non-academic nature.

If applicants have previously been denied admission to Berkeley on the basis of their English language proficiency, they must submit new test scores that meet the current minimum from one of the standardized tests.

Where to Apply

Visit the Berkeley Graduate Division application page

Doctoral Degree Requirements

Curriculum

Accounting Field

ECON 204Mathematical Tools for Economics (Summer before first year, prereq for ECON 201A.)3
ECON 201AEconomic Theory (Fall of first year.)4
ECON 240AEconometrics (Fall of first year)5
ECON 201BEconomic Theory (Spring of first year)4
ECON 240BEconometrics (Spring of first year)4
PHDBA 375Teaching Business (Spring of first year)3
A,RESEC 213Applied Econometrics (Fall of second year)4
ECON 234CFinancial Decision-Making in Firms (Spring of second year)3
PHDBA 229ADoctoral Seminar in Accounting I3
PHDBA 229BDoctoral Seminar in Accounting II3
PHDBA 229CDoctoral Seminar in Accounting III3
PHDBA 229DDoctoral Seminar in Accounting IV2
PHDBA 229SResearch Seminar in Accounting2-4
Electives, as per specialized study list
First-year research paper (due in fall semester of the second year)

Business and Public Policy Field 

ECON 201AEconomic Theory4
ECON 201BEconomic Theory4
ECON 204Mathematical Tools for Economics (Prerequisite for ECON 201A; taught in the summer.)3
ECON 224Economics of Institutions3
ECON 240AEconometrics5
ECON 240BEconometrics4
PHDBA C270Workshop in Institutional Analysis (From the second year on)2
PHDBA 279APolitical Economy: Frameworks3
PHDBA 279BThe Political Economy of Capitalism3
PHDBA 279CCorporate Strategy and Technology3
PHDBA 297BResearch and Theory in Business: Behavioral Science3
PHDBA 279SResearch Seminar in Business and Public Policy (All students are required to enroll in, attend, and present their original research in this BPP student seminar, from Fall of the 2nd year until they have graduated. First-year students strongly recommended to audit.)2-4
PHDBA 375Teaching Business (Required to work as a GSI)3
Electives per specialized study list
Second-year research paper, due summer between the second and third year

Finance

ECON 204Mathematical Tools for Economics (Prerequisite for ECON 201A, taught in summer)3
ECON 201AEconomic Theory4
ECON 201BEconomic Theory4
ECON 240AEconometrics5
ECON 240BEconometrics4
PHDBA 375Teaching Business (Required to work as a GSI)3
PHDBA 239ADiscrete Time Asset Pricing3
PHDBA 239BContinuous Time Asset Pricing3
PHDBA 239CEmpirical Asset Pricing3
PHDBA 239DAMarket Microstructure1.5
PHDBA 239DBCorporate Finance1.5
PHDBA 239SResearch Seminar in Finance (Every semester after the first year)2-4
First-year research paper, due at end of summer between first and second year
Second-year research paper, due at end of summer between second and third years

Management of Organizations Field 

Macro Track Required Courses:
PHDBA 375Teaching Business (Required to work as a GSI)3
PHDBA 297BResearch and Theory in Business: Behavioral Science3
Four doctoral level courses in an outside department, usually Psychology or Sociology
Advanced methods courses (Two courses minimum)
PHDBA 259AResearch in Micro-Organizational Behavior (One semester, fall of first year only)3
PHDBA 259BResearch in Macro-Organizational Behavior (Two semesters)3
PHDBA 269BSeminar in Marketing: Choice Modeling (Two semesters)3
PHDBA 259SResearch Seminar in Organizational Behavior and Industrial Relations (All MORS students are required to enroll each semester starting in year 1. Students are required to give a research presentation each year starting year 2 until graduation)2-4
PHDBA 297TDoctoral Topics in Business Administration (Half-semester course, fall of first year only)1-3
Micro Track Required Courses:
PHDBA 375Teaching Business (Required to work as a GSI)3
PHDBA 297BResearch and Theory in Business: Behavioral Science3
Two doctoral level courses in psychology
Two advanced methods courses (usually in psychology)
PHDBA 259AResearch in Micro-Organizational Behavior3
PHDBA 297TDoctoral Topics in Business Administration1-3
PHDBA 259SResearch Seminar in Organizational Behavior and Industrial Relations (All MORS students are required to enroll each semester starting in year 1. Students are required to give a research presentation each year starting year 2 until graduation)2-4

 Marketing Field

Consumer Behavior Track:
PHDBA 269ASeminar in Marketing: Buyer Behavior3
PHDBA 269BSeminar in Marketing: Choice Modeling3
PHDBA 269CSeminar in Marketing: Marketing Strategy3
PHDBA 375Teaching Business3
PHDBA 269SResearch Seminar in Marketing (Every semester after the first year)2-4
ECON 101AEconomic Theory--Micro4
or ECON 201A Economic Theory
PSYCH 205Data Analysis3
One semester of Social Psychology
One semester of Cognitive Psychology
Electives, as per specialized study list
Second-year research paper
Marketing Science Track Required Courses:
ECON 204Mathematical Tools for Economics (Prerequisite for ECON 201A, taught in summer)3
PHDBA 269ASeminar in Marketing: Buyer Behavior3
PHDBA 269BSeminar in Marketing: Choice Modeling3
PHDBA 269CSeminar in Marketing: Marketing Strategy3
PHDBA 375Teaching Business (Required to work as a GSI)3
ECON 201AEconomic Theory4
ECON 201BEconomic Theory4
ECON 240AEconometrics5
ECON 240BEconometrics4
ECON 241AEconometrics4
ECON 220AIndustrial Organization3
ECON 220BIndustrial Organization3
PHDBA 269SResearch Seminar in Marketing (Every semester after the first year)2-4
Electives, as per specialized study list
Second-year research paper

 Real Estate Field

ECON 204Mathematical Tools for Economics (Prerequisite for ECON 201A, taught in summer)3
ECON 201AEconomic Theory4
ECON 201BEconomic Theory4
ECON 240AEconometrics5
ECON 240BEconometrics4
PHDBA 375Teaching Business (Required to work as GSI)3
PHDBA 297BResearch and Theory in Business: Behavioral Science3
PHDBA 239ADiscrete Time Asset Pricing3
PHDBA 239BContinuous Time Asset Pricing3
PHDBA 239CEmpirical Asset Pricing3
PHDBA 239DAMarket Microstructure (7.5 weeks)1.5
PHDBA 239DBCorporate Finance (7.5 weeks)1.5
PHDBA 239SResearch Seminar in Finance (Every semester after the first year)2-4
Electives as per specialized study list
PHDBA 289ADoctoral Seminar in Real Estate (Every semester from fall of second year until graduation)4
First-year research paper, due at end of summer between first and second year

Courses

Business Administration: PhD

PHDBA 219S Research Seminar in Economic Analysis and Policy 1 - 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
The research seminar presents new research on economics applied to business management issues.

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PHDBA 229A Doctoral Seminar in Accounting I 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2015, Spring 2013, Spring 2009
A critical evaluation of accounting literature with emphasis on seminar contributions. Topics covered include research methodology in accounting, the private and social value of information.

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PHDBA 229B Doctoral Seminar in Accounting II 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
A critical evaluation of recent accounting literature involving empirical research.

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PHDBA 229C Doctoral Seminar in Accounting III 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2015, Spring 2014, Fall 2012
A critical evaluation of recent accounting literature with emphasis on financial accounting.

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PHDBA 229D Doctoral Seminar in Accounting IV 2 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2013, Spring 2011, Spring 2010
Exploration of issues related to the internal accounting systems of large firms. The first part of the course focuses on the theory of mechanism design, while the second part applies this theory to a variety of managerial accounting questions.

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PHDBA 229S Research Seminar in Accounting 2 - 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Advanced study in the field of Accounting. Topics will vary from year to year and will be announced at the beginning of each semester.

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PHDBA 239A Discrete Time Asset Pricing 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Asset pricing and portfolio choice in partial equilbrium and asset pricing in General Equilibrium. Specifically, static and intertemporal theories of choice under risk and uncertainity and portfolio choice. Includes two-fund separation, Capital Asset Pricing Model, and the Arbitrage Pricing Theory. In a General Equilibrium framework, it covers the notion of complete markets and welfare theorems. Also
, some macro-asset pricing models are developed in addition to an analysis of incomplete markets.
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PHDBA 239B Continuous Time Asset Pricing 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This course covers topics in dynamic asset pricing, portfolio choice and general equilibrium theory in a continuous time setting. The first part of the course covers basic mathematical and statistical results. Finance results that have been developed in continuous times include the intertemporal CAPM, corporate securities and default risk, the term structure of interest rates. In addition, results
are developed on non-time additive utility.
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PHDBA 239C Empirical Asset Pricing 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Introduction and guide to issues in empirical asset pricing. Students learn key features of asset-price behavior and study how researchers test various theoretical models from finance and economics, focusing on advantages and disadvantages of research designs. Intuition behind practical econometric tools is developed and applied to asset pricing questions. By critically evaluating research, students
determine which characteristics of an empirical paper influence the finance profession.
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PHDBA 239D Doctoral Seminar in Finance 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2011, Spring 2010, Spring 2008
Recent developments in financial economics, including the theory of intertemporal choice under certainty or uncertainty, portfolio optimization, asset market equilibrium, valuation of uncertainty, problems in information, financial econometrics, and empirical verification of financial models.

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PHDBA 239DA Market Microstructure 1.5 Unit

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Introduction and guide to issues in empirical asset pricing. Students learn key features of asset-price behavior and study how researchers test various theoretical models from finance and economics, focusing on advantages and disadvantages of research designs. Intuition behind practical econometric tools is developed and applied to asset-pricing questions. By critically evaluating research, students
determine which characteristics of an empirical paper influence the finance profession.
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PHDBA 239DB Corporate Finance 1.5 Unit

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Study of the financial decisions made by firms and the effect of such decisions on observables. These can include debt/equity ratios, dividend policies, or the cross section of returns. In addition, corporate finance considers conflicts of interest between shareholders and managers and between different financial claimants.

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PHDBA 239E Dynamic Game Theory and Applications 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
This course focuses on repeated games and optimal mechanism design, with an emphasis on dynamics. The course presents a mix of pure theory and applications from many economics-related fields, particularly finance, macroeconomics and bargaining.

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PHDBA 239S Research Seminar in Finance 2 - 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Advanced study in the field of Finance. Topics will vary from year to year and will be announced at the beginning of each semester.

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PHDBA 249A Doctoral Seminar in Operations Management I 2 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2013, Fall 2011
Advanced study in the field of Operations Management with an emphasis on the interface between Operations Management and Marketing. Specific topics will vary from year to year.

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PHDBA 249B Doctoral Seminar in Operations Management II 2 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2013, Fall 2011
Advanced study in the field of Operations Management with an emphasis on the interface between Operations Management and Marketing. Specific topics will vary from year to year.

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PHDBA 249C Doctoral Seminar in Management III 2 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2014
Advanced study in the field of operations management with an emphasis on the role of rational consumer behavior. Specific topics will vary year to year.

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PHDBA 259A Research in Micro-Organizational Behavior 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2014, Fall 2013, Fall 2012
Review of the research literature of micro-organizational behavior, including its social psychological and psychological foundations. Topics include: job design, work attitudes, organizational commitment, organizational culture, control and participation in organizations, creativity, personality, socialization leadership, industrial organization psychology.

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PHDBA 259B Research in Macro-Organizational Behavior 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Review of the research literature of macro-organizational behavior, including its sociological, political and economic foundations. Topics include: bureaucracy, authority, power and politics, control, technology, institutional theory, organizational ecology, resource dependency and transaction costs.

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PHDBA 259D Special Research Topics in OBIR 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2011, Spring 2010
Review of special research topics in organizational behavior and industrial relations not ordinarily covered in 259 A, B, or C. Possible topics include: history of organizational research; human resource management research; comparative management; and business policy and strategy. Context varies from year to year.

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PHDBA 259S Research Seminar in Organizational Behavior and Industrial Relations 2 - 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Advanced study in the field of Organizational Behavior and Industrial Relations. Topics will vary from year to year and will be announced at the beginning of each semester.

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PHDBA 269A Seminar in Marketing: Buyer Behavior 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2014, Fall 2011
Advanced topics seminar intended principally for Ph.D. students but open to advanced MBA students.

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PHDBA 269B Seminar in Marketing: Choice Modeling 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2015, Spring 2013
Advanced topics seminar intended principally for Ph.D. students but open to advanced MBA students.

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PHDBA 269C Seminar in Marketing: Marketing Strategy 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2014
Advanced topics seminar intended principally for Ph.D. students but open to advanced MBA students. This section will focus on marketing theory and the development of marketing thought. (Course offered alternate years.)

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PHDBA 269D Special Research Topics in Marketing 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2012, Spring 2008, Spring 2006
Review of special research topics in marketing not ordinarily covered in BA 269A, 269B, 269C. Content varies from year to year. (Course offered alternate years.)

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PHDBA 269S Research Seminar in Marketing 2 - 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Advanced study in the field of Marketing. Topics will vary from year to year and will be announced at the beginning of each semester.

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PHDBA C270 Workshop in Institutional Analysis 2 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2013
This seminar features current research of faculty, from UC Berkeley and elsewhere, and of advanced doctoral students who are investigating the efficacy of economic and non-economic forms of organization. An interdisciplinary perspective--combining aspects of law, economics, and organization--is maintained. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, bureaus, and the supporting
institutions of law and politics all come under scrutiny. The aspiration is to progressively build toward a new science of organization.
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PHDBA 279A Political Economy: Frameworks 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2015, Fall 2013, Fall 2011
Surveys recent literature on public decision-making in government institutions, emphasizing a systematic framework for evaluating questions of public policy formation. Explores the new institutionalism in political science, applies the methods of rational choice theory to political problems, and links relevant theoretical and empirical literatures in economics and political science. Considers implications
of public choice for corporate strategy and business-government relations.
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PHDBA 279B The Political Economy of Capitalism 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2014
Comprehensive introduction to historical development of contemporary capitalism. Class will (1) compare the "classics" in political economy and their alternative explanations of markets, politics, class, and culture in industrial development; (2) provide an overview of the history of the United States economic system and business institutions; and (3) examine competing theories of the
corporation.
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PHDBA 279C Corporate Strategy and Technology 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2015, Spring 2013
The course has two broad objectives: 1) providing an overview of important work (mainly empirical) in the economics of technological change and technology policy; and 2) analyzing the role of technological and organizational innovation in firm strategy and performance.

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PHDBA 279D Economic Institutions in Historical Perspective 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2017
This course develops the proposition that institutions have pervasive ramifications for understanding economic organization. A comparative institutional approach is employed whereby the transaction is made the basic unit of analysis and alternative modes of organization are assessed with respect to their comparative contracting properties.

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PHDBA 279S Research Seminar in Business and Public Policy 2 - 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Advanced study in the field of Business and Public Policy. Topics will vary from year to year and will be announced at the beginning of each semester.

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PHDBA C279I Economics of Innovation 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016, Fall 2015
Study of innovation, technical change, and intellectual property, including the industrial organization and performance of high-technology industries and firms; the use of economic, patent, and other bibliometric data for the analysis of technical change; legal and economic issues of intellectual property rights; science and technology policy; and the contributions of innovation and diffusion
to economic growth. Methods of analysis are both theoretical and empirical, econometric and case study.
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PHDBA 289A Doctoral Seminar in Real Estate 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Doctoral real estate seminar, covering topics related to real estate investment, finance, and market analysis. The course is rigorous and technical, applying financial and economic analysis to the subject areas of real estate finance, urban real estate economics, and real estate evaluation.

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PHDBA 289S Research Seminar in Real Estate 2 - 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Advanced study in the field of Real Estate. Topics will vary from year to year and will be announced at the beginning of each semester.

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PHDBA 297B Research and Theory in Business: Behavioral Science 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
The focus is upon defining a research problem, designing and employing specialized techniques to solve the problem. Topics will include concepts of causality, analysis of variance; experimental design; survey research; observation and multivariate analytical techniques.

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PHDBA 297T Doctoral Topics in Business Administration 0.5 - 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Advanced study in the field of Business Administration. Topics will vary from year to year and will be announced at the beginning of each semester.

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PHDBA 299A Individual Research in Business Problems 12.0 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Summer 2015 10 Week Session, Summer 2012 10 Week Session, Spring 2011

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PHDBA 375 Teaching Business 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This course will cover the broad range of knowledge and skills necessary to teach in top business schools. Teaching business effectively requires a myriad of pedagogical styles and techniques, as well as the confidence and preparation necessary to convey the course material. This course seeks to prepare doctoral students for careers as faculty in business schools, giving them the insight and experience
that will make their first courses successful ones. Students will learn effective teaching strategies by observing faculty mentors, reading pedagogical texts, and openly discussing the challenges and rewards of business instruction with experienced faculty and graduate student instructors.
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PHDBA 602 Individual Study for Doctoral Students 1 - 8 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2010, Spring 2009, Spring 2008
Individual study in consultation with the major field adviser, intended to provide an opportunity for qualified students to prepare themselves for the various examinations required of candidates for the Ph.D. degree.

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PHDBA 602C Curricular Practical Training Internship 0.0 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Prior to 2007
This is an independent study course for international students doing internships under the Curricular Practical Training program. Requires a paper exploring how the theoretical constructs learned in academic courses were applied during the internship.

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Faculty and Instructors

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

Faculty

Cameron Anderson, Professor. Status hierarchies, psychology of power, self and interpersonal perception.
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Ned Augenblick, Assistant Professor. Theoretical and empirical analysis of online markets.
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Aaron Bodoh-Creed, Assistant Professor. Industrial organization, market design, psychology and economics.
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Severin Borenstein, Professor. Energy policy and climate change, electricity deregulation, airline competition, oil and gasoline market pricing and competition.
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Dana Carney, Associate Professor. Ethics, social cognition, social judgment and decision making, nonverbal communication, power and influence, prejudice and discrimination.
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Jennifer Chatman, Professor. Organizational culture and firm performance, group demography, norms in social groups.
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Henry Chesbrough, Adjunct Professor.

Victor Couture, Assistant Professor. Urban economics, transportation.
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Clayton Critcher, Associate Professor. Judgment and decision making, consumer experience, the self, moral psychology, social cognition.
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Ernesto Dal Bo, Professor. Applied microeconomic theory, political economy, corruption and influence, collective decision-making, coercion.
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Lucas Davis, Associate Professor. Energy and environmental economics, applied microeconomics, public finance.
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Rui de Figueiredo, Associate Professor. Game theory, methodology and econometrics, non-market strategy, institutions and organizations, bureaucratic organization, American politics.
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Mathijs de Vaan, Assistant Professor. Economic sociology, social network analysis, causal inference.
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Patricia Dechow, Professor. Accounting accruals, quality and reliability of earnings, use of earnings information in predicting stock returns.
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+ Stefano DellaVigna, Professor. Behavioral economics.
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Sunil Dutta, Professor. Performance measures, incentive contracts, accounting information, cost of capital, equity valuation.
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Omri Even-Tov, Assistant Professor. Corporate debt, relation between accounting information, bond returns, and stock returns, analysts as information intermediaries.
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Ellen Evers, Assistant Professor. Judgment and decision making, collecting, pattern perception, moral psychology.
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Pnina Feldman, Assistant Professor. Operations economics, operations management incorporating strategic consumer behavior, pricing strategies, operations-marketing interface, behavioral operations.
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Frederico Finan, Associate Prfessor. Applied microeconomics, development economics, political economy.
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Lee Fleming, Professor. Strategies for product invention, integration of scientific and empirical search strategies, recombination of diverse technologies, innovation.
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William Fuchs, Assistant Professor. Dynamics, asymmetric information, contracting with limited enforcement.
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Nicolae Garleanu, Professor. Asset pricing, liquidity, contracts, financial innovations, security design, auctions.
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Paul Gertler, Professor. Impact evaluation, health economics.
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Andreea Gorbatai, Assistant Professor. Social structures, social norms, open innovation, collective entrepreneurship.
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Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas, Professor. International macroeconomics and finance.
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Brett Green, Assistant Professor. Information economics, dynamic games, contract theory, sports economics.
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Jose Guajardo, Assistant Professor. Business model innovation, business analytics, service innovation, operations strategy, operation-marketing interface.
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Heather Haveman, Professor. Organizational theory, economic sociology, historical sociology, entrepreneurship, organizational development.
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Terrence Hendershott, Professor. Management of information systems, role of information technology in financial markets, electronic communications networks and stock market design.
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Benjamin Hermalin, Professor. Corporate governance, executive compensation, economics of leadership and organization, contract theory, competitive strategy and industrial organization.
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Teck Ho, Professor. Behavioral pricing and revenue model design, bounded rationality, emotional gaming, strategic intelligence quotient.
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Ming Hsu, Associate Professor. Marketing, customer insights, neuroscience, consumer decision-making.
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Ganesh Iyer, Professor. Competitive marketing strategy, distribution channels, marketing information, internet institutions and competition, bounded rationality.
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Drew Jacoby-Senghor, Assistant Professor.

Paul Jansen, Adjunct Professor.

Przemyslaw Jeziorski, Assistant Professor. Industrial organization, quantitative marketing, dynamic games.
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Yuichiro Kamada, Assistant Professor. Revision games, solution concepts for games, social networks, market design, communication, political economy.
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Zsolt Katona, Associate Professor. Online marketing, search advertising, network economics, social networks.
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Michael Katz, Professor. Economics of network industries, intellectual property licensing, telecommunications policy, cooperative research and development.
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Amir Kermani, Assistant Professor. Monetary policy, macroeconomics and housing, securitization market and political economy.
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Jonathan Kolstad, Assistant Professor. Health economics, industrial organization, public economies, applied microeconomics.
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Yaniv Konchitchki, Assistant Professor. Macro-accounting, linkages between accounting information, stock returns, and the macroeconomy.
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Laura Kray, Professor. Negotiation, gender stereotypes, counterfactual mindsets, group decision making, organizational justice.
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Alastair Lawrence, Assistant Professor. Financial disclosures and reporting issues, SEC comment letters, how investors demand financial information, auditing issues.
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Thomas Lee, Associate Adjunct Professor.

Jonathan Leonard, Professor. Employee incentives, affirmative action, job creation, workplace regulation.
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Martin Lettau, Professor. Finance, asset pricing, stocks, bonds.
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Ming Leung, Assistant Professor. Organizational theory, economic sociology, markets, categorization, strategy.
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David Levine, Professor. Organizational learning, economic development, management, workplace, health and education in poor nations.
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Ross Levine, Professor. Financial regulation and economic growth, income inequality, poverty, financial crises, political economy, international capital flows, entrepreneurship.
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Dmitry Livdan, Associate Professor. Asset pricing, informational economics, corporate finance.
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+ Richard Lyons, Professor. Exchange rate economics, microstructure finance, international finance.
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+ Ulrike Malmendier, Professor. Corporate finance, behavioral economics, behavioral finance, economics of organizations, contract theory, law and economics.
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Gustavo Manso, Associate Professor. Corporate finance, entrepreneurship, financial institutions, financial markets.
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Kellie McElhaney, Associate Adjunct Professor.

Conrad Miller, Assistant Professor. Hiring, job networks, affirmative action in the labor market, spatial labor market frictions.
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Don Moore, Professor. Overconfidence in decision-making, negotiation, and ethical choice.
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Enrico Moretti, Professor. Labor economics, urban economics.
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John Morgan, Professor. Competition in online markets, elections and polling, communication in organizations, experimental economics.
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Adair Morse, Associate Professor. Household finance, entrepreneurship, corruption & governance, asset management, development.
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Abhishek Nagaraj, Assistant Professor.

Noel Nellis, Adjunct Professor.

Leif Nelson, Professor. Human judgment and decision making, consumer preferences and choices, consumption experience and consumer well being.
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Alexander Nezlobin, Assistant Professor. Equity valuation, managerial performance measurement, real options, profitability analysis, monopoly regulation.
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Hoai-Luu Nguyen, Assistant Professor.

Terrance Odean, Professor. Behavioral finance, investor behavior, investor welfare, influence of individual investors on asset prices.
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Marcus Opp, Assistant Professor. Corporate finance, contract theory, DSGE models, trade theory.
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Christopher Palmer, Assistant Professor. Mortgage finance, housing markets, foreclosure crisis, structured finance, gentrification, applied econometrics.
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Yiangos Papanastasiou, Assistant Professor. Dynamic pricing, operations.
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Minjung Park, Assistant Professor. Marketing and microeconometrics, industrial organization, firm behavior .
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Christine Parlour, Professor. Banking, market design.
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Panos Patatoukas, Associate Professor. Measuring and forecasting economic activity using financial statement analysis, valuation, cross-industry economic links, supply-chain performance, financial reporting.
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Trond Petersen, Professor. Organizations, social stratification, inequality, economic sociology, comparative studies, quantitative methods.
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Kristiana Raube, Adjunct Professor.

Andrew Rose, Professor. International trade patterns, contagion in currency crises, exchange rate determination, banking and exchange crises in developing countries, exchange rate regimes.
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Christine Rosen, Associate Professor. History of business and the environment, business history, green chemistry, sustainable business strategies.
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Raul Sanchez de la Sierra, Assistant Professor. Development economics, political economy, taxation, government.
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Juliana Schroeder, Assistant Professor. Social cognition, judgment and decision-making, interpersonal and intergroup processes.
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Carl Shapiro, Professor. Design and use of patents, anti-trust economics, intellectual property and licensing.
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Stephen Shortell, Professor. Organizational correlates of quality and outcomes of care, evaluation of total quality management and community-based health improvement initiatives.
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Nora Silver, Adjunct Professor.

Richard Sloan, Professor. Accounting information and stock returns, earnings management, role of analysts and auditors as information intermediaries.
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David Sraer, Associate Professor. Behavioral finance, corporate finance, entrepreneurship and venture capital, organizations.
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Sameer Srivastava, Assistant Professor. Organizational sociology, organizational theory, network analysis, culture and cognition, economic sociology, research design and methods.
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Richard Stanton, Professor. Mortgage and lease markets, term structure modeling, mutual funds and risk management, employee stock options.
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Toby Stuart, Professor. Corporate strategy, entrepreneurship.
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Steven Tadelis, Professor. E-commerce, economics of organizations, procurement contracting, theory of the firm and industrial organization, contract theory, game theory.
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Terry Taylor, Professor. Social responsibility in and economics of operations management, supply chain management, marketing-operations interface.
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David Teece, Professor. Role of product and process development, intellectual property, competitive performance, innovation and organization of industry.
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J. Miguel Villas-Boas, Professor. Competitive strategy, customer relationship management, internet strategies, organization design.
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Annette Vissing-Jorgensen, Professor. Household consumption and portfolio choice, stock market participation, returns to entrepreneurial investment, corporate governance.
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Johan Walden, Associate Professor. Asset pricing, heavy-tailed risks, networks and capital markets.
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William (Reed) Walker, Assistant Professor. Environmental economics, labor and public economics.
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Nancy Wallace, Professor. Housing price indices, mortgage prepayment and pricing models, option pricing models, executive stock option valuable.
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James Wilcox, Professor. Banking, business conditions, conversions.
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Catherine D. Wolfram, Professor. Energy markets, environmental regulation.
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Candace Yano, Professor. Supply chain management, service systems management, production-quality interface issues, marketing-production interface issues.
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Noam Yuchtman, Associate Professor. Educational institutions, human capital, historical development, labor market institutions, law and economics, political institutions, social interactions.
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Xiao-Jun Zhang, Professor. Financial statement analysis, financial accounting theory, international accounting.
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Affiliated Faculty

Vinod Aggarwal, Affiliated Professor.

Joseph Farrell, Affiliated Professor.

Morten Hansen, Affiliated Professor.

Robert P. Merges, Affiliated Professor. Antitrust, intellectual property, property rights, patent law, law and economics, copyright law, digital content, online contracts.
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Lecturers

Deepak Agrawal, Lecturer.

Wasim Azhar, Continuing Lecturer.

Homa Bahrami, Senior Continuing Lecturer.

Cristina Banks, Senior Continuing Lecturer.

+ Sara Beckman, Senior Lecturer SOE.

Steven Blank, Continuing Lecturer.

David Charron, Continuing Lecturer.

John Danner, Continuing Lecturer.

Timothy Dayonot, Lecturer.

Stephen Etter, Continuing Lecturer.

William Falik, Continuing Lecturer.

William Fanning, Continuing Lecturer.

C. Sean Foote, Continuing Lecturer.

Peter Goodson, Continuing Lecturer.

Ernest Gundling, Continuing Lecturer.

Lynne Heinrich, Continuing Lecturer.

Daniel Himelstein, Continuing Lecturer.

Andrew Isaacs, Senior Continuing Lecturer.

Arina Isaacson, Continuing Lecturer.

Gregory La Blanc, Continuing Lecturer.

Sumon Mazumdar, Continuing Lecturer.

Peter Molloy, Continuing Lecturer.

Samuel Olesky, Continuing Lecturer.

Terry Opdendyk, Continuing Lecturer.

Arturo Perez-Reyes, Continuing Lecturer.

John (Jack) Phillips, Continuing Lecturer.

Mark Rittenberg, Continuing Lecturer.

David Robinson, Senior Continuing Lecturer.

Alan Ross, Continuing Lecturer.

Holly Schroth, Senior Continuing Lecturer.

Frank Schultz, Continuing Lecturer.

Fred Selinger, Continuing Lecturer.

F. Victor Stanton, Senior Continuing Lecturer.

Sarah Tasker, Continuing Lecturer.

Peter Thigpen, Continuing Lecturer.

Krystal Thomas, Continuing Lecturer.

Paul Tiffany, Senior Continuing Lecturer.

Lynn Upshaw, Continuing Lecturer.

Steven A. Wood, Continuing Lecturer.

Cort Worthington, Continuing Lecturer.

Emeritus Faculty

David Aaker, Professor Emeritus.

K. Roland Artle, Professor Emeritus.

Alan Cerf, Professor Emeritus.

Robert Cole, Professor Emeritus.

Robert Edelstein, Professor Emeritus.

Edwin Epstein, Professor Emeritus.

Joseph Garbarino, Professor Emeritus.

Mark Garman, Professor Emeritus.

Michael Gerlach, Associate Professor Emeritus.

Rashi Glazer, Professor Emeritus.

Nils Hakansson, Professor Emeritus.

Robert SN, Associate Professor Emeritus. Japan, Europe, U.S., competitive strategy, industry policy, antitrust regulation, mergers and acquisitions, telecommunications and transportation industries, comparative industry policies, performance in emerging technologies.
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Leo Helzel, Adjunct Professor Emeritus.

Hayne Leland, Professor Emeritus.

James Lincoln, Professor Emeritus.

Thomas Marschak, Professor Emeritus.

Terry Marsh, Associate Professor Emeritus.

Barbara Mellers, Professor Emeritus.

Robert Meyer, Professor Emeritus.

Raymond Miles, Professor Emeritus.

David Mowery, Professor Emeritus.

John Myers, Professor Emeritus.

Charles O'Reilly, Professor Emeritus.

David Pyle, Professor Emeritus.

Karlene Roberts, Professor Emeritus.

Mark Rubinstein, Professor Emeritus.

Pablo Spiller, Professor Emeritus.

Barry Staw, Professor Emeritus.

George Strauss, Professor Emeritus.

Philip Tetlock, Professor Emeritus.

+ M. Frances Van Loo, Associate Professor Emeritus.

Hal Varian, Professor Emeritus.

David Vogel, Professor Emeritus.

Oliver Williamson, Professor Emeritus.

Janet Yellen, Professor Emeritus.

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