PhD Candidate, Operations Management
"Interesting research results are often counter-intuitive. You take what is known and try to demonstrate that the opposite can be true. What better way is there of Questioning the Status Quo?"
PhD Candidate, Marketing
"It was very important to me to study in a large public university. Berkeley has unrivalled diversity among the students and the faculty."
PhD Student, Accounting
"The core curriculum gives you a solid grounding in many fields and the tools you need to do effective research. Beyond that, the curriculum is cross-disciplinary. You can take classes in any number of departments."
PhD Student, Finance
"Professor Nicolae Garleanu's class in Discrete-Time Asset Pricing was a great class. It was mentally challenging. And because asset pricing interests me as a research area, it gave me real insights into the kind of research I will be doing."
PhD Candidate, Business and Public Policy
"The 'theory of the firm' is at the heart of the Business & Public Policy discipline, and Professor Oliver Williamson is the driving intellect behind the theory. It all started at Berkeley, so what better place to study it?"
PhD Candidate, Finance
"Even in the first year, the professors emphasize research in ways that will help me hit the ground running when my course work is over and I focus on research."
PhD Student, Finance and Real Estate
"My research straddles the areas of real estate and financial economics. I am fortunate to be working with professors whose own research explores that same intersection. Another interest is the interplay between macro-economics and the banking industry."
PhD Student, Business and Public Policy
Noyce Fellowship Recipient
"The Berkeley-Haas PhD curriculum combines theoretical and empirical analysis for a thoroughly grounded approach. Beginning in the first year, students are immersed in the foundational literature of the field. We learn how to look at the same subject from many different perspectives and analytical lenses."
PhD Student, Management of Organizations
"I'm fascinated by the idea of overconfidence; both as a bias and how it can affect status in a group. The research at Berkeley-Haas on the topic is exciting and I am thrilled to already be involved in research with Professors Don Moore and Cameron Anderson, and Liz Tenney, a post-doc."