Prof. Michael Katz to Lead Haas Innovation Institute

Michael Katz

Professor Michael Katz will become the second director in the history of the Institute of Management, Innovation, and Organization (IMIO) at the Haas School starting July 1. One of his top priorities will be to expand the Haas School's connections to the outside business community.

"Michael's decision to lead IMIO is very exciting news and will have profound implications on our progress in attracting top faculty and students in the future," says Dean Rich Lyons. "His willingness to lead our key innovation institute -- a driver of innovation, groundbreaking research, and experiential teaching at Haas for many years -- will help us move the school to another level."

As director of the institute, Katz will oversee about ten centers and programs, including the Management of Technology program, a joint program with Berkeley's College of Engineering; the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation; and the Center for Open Innovation. Haas@Work, the school's applied innovation program in which students drive innovation in larger organizations, also will be linked to the institute after Katz takes its helm.

Katz aims to promote the institute as the central hub, or one-stop shop, that connects faculty, students, and outside companies. While many centers under IMIO are already working very closely with the business community, Katz's goal is to create even more opportunities for students and faculty alike to work directly with people in the business world.

"I want the outside world to better understand how much Haas is doing and let people from the outside have a single point of contact so they'll know where to go within Haas to talk to various experts or seek help with some business problem," Katz explains.

Katz also wants IMIO and its centers to do more to bring the latest from the Haas School to the business community through forums and other outlets, thus fulfilling the public service role of Berkeley's mission as a public university. "I often find that people in a university setting approach things differently than in the business world," he notes.

In addition, Katz sees a huge opportunity to duplicate the success of the Management of Technology program through a collaboration with life sciences departments on campus, which would also capitalize on the Bay Area's large biotech industry. Katz says, "It's always a good thing for everyone concerned when Haas reaches out to the rest of the campus and draws on the expertise there."

Katz, who holds the Arun Sarin Chair in Strategy and Leadership at the Haas School, is an expert in network economics as well as antitrust and regulatory policy. His work focuses particularly on how such policy affects innovation and network industries such as telecommunications, credit card networks, and computer software.

He has been on the Haas faculty since 1987, but has been on leave to teach at NYU's Stern School of Business for the past two years. Katz will be teaching competitive and corporate strategy at the Haas School.

Katz also brings unique government experience to the position. He has been appointed to serve in federal government in Washington, DC, two times, first as chief economist of the Federal Communications Commission from 1994 to 1996 and then as deputy assistant attorney general for economic analysis in the Department of Justice's Antitrust Division in 2001.

As director of IMIO, Katz will be following in the footsteps of Haas Professor David Teece, who stepped down last June after 25 years as director of the institute and its predecessor, the Center for Research in Management.

Prof. Carl Shapiro Joins Obama's "Brain Trust"

Carl Shapiro

Haas School Professor Carl Shapiro, an expert in the economics of antitrust and innovation, has been named chief economist in the US Department of Justice's antitrust division.

Shapiro, the Transamerica Professor of Business Strategy, previously served as deputy assistant attorney general for economic analysis in the Justice Department from 1995 to 1996. He has been a member of the Haas faculty since 1991.

Last year Shapiro stepped down as director of the Institute of Business and Economics Research after two five-year terms. During his tenure, IBER expanded its research activity and grants and created the social sciences laboratory Xlab and several new centers.

Shapiro also has helped establish UC Berkeley as a leading force in the patent reform effort by bringing Federal Trade Commission hearings to the Haas School and organizing a campus-wide conference on patent reform. Shapiro has testified twice in 2005 before the Antitrust Modernization Commission.

In 1999, Shapiro and Haas Professor Hal Varian (now on leave to serve as chief economist at Google) co-authored "Information Rules: A Strategic Guide to the Network Economy," a widely acclaimed book that deconstructs the economic factors affecting information technology markets.

Shapiro's colleague, UC Berkeley Economics Professor Joseph Farrell, who has an affiliate appointment at Haas, recently became chief economist at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the sister antitrust enforcement agency to the Department of Justice.

Shapiro and Farrell recently co-authored a research paper for the FTC on a new method of determining whether a merger might reduce competition and make prices go up, titled "Antitrust Evaluation of Horizontal Mergers: An Economic Alternative to Market Definition."

In moving to the nation's capitol, Shapiro joins ever-expanding list of UC Berkeley faculty members and staff drafted into national leadership positions, part of a group that the San Jose Mercury News has dubbed "Obama's Bay Area brain trust."

Prof. Tetlock Becomes Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellow

Philip Tetlock

Haas School Professor Philip Tetlock is one of four UC Berkeley faculty members to be named to the 2009 class of fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Tetlock, who holds the Haas School's Lorraine Tyson Mitchell Chair II in Leadership and Communication, joins one of the nation's most prestigious honorary societies and its center for independent policy research. The professors from Berkeley who also are receiving this honor are Mary Elizabeth Berry, Dean's Professor of East Asian History and chair of UC Berkeley's History Department; Steven Gwon Sheng Louie, professor of physics; and Dan Slobin, professor emeritus in psychology and linguistics.

A total of 210 new fellows and 19 foreign honorary members were named this year. Fellows are nominated and elected to the academy by current members.

"These remarkable men and women have made singular contributions to their fields, and to the world," says Academy President Emilio Bizzi. "By electing them as members, the academy honors them and their work, and they, in turn, honor us."

Tetlock is the author of the book Expert Political Judgment: How Good Is It? How Can We Know? In the book, Tetlock documents the results of a 20-year study of 27,000 predictions by 284 political experts, finding that a great many political forecasts turned out to be inaccurate. All political "experts" who make forecasts need to receive more training, do more research, and be held publicly accountable for their advice, Tetlock argues in the 2005 book.

Tetlock, who holds a PhD in psychology from Yale, is a member of the Haas School's Organizational Behavior and Industrial Relations Group. He and the other new academy members will be formally inducted in October.

In addition to Tetlock, four other Haas faculty members are members of the Academy of Arts and Sciences: Laura Tyson, the S. K. and Angela Chan Professor of Global Management; Professor Hal Varian; Oliver Williamson, professor emeritus and professor of the Graduate School; and Janet Yellen, professor emeritus and current CEO of the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank.

Alumni from Goldman Sachs, BrightSource, Barclays to Give Commencement Speeches

Haas School alumni from Goldman Sachs, BrightSource Energy, and Barclays Global Investors will speak at the undergraduate, Berkeley MBA, and PhD commencement ceremonies in May.

Stuart Bernstein, BS 85, a partner at Goldman, Sachs & Co., will speak at undergraduate commencement on May 24. John Woolard, MBA 97, CEO of BrightSource Energy, an Oakland company that recently brokered the world's largest solar energy deal, will address Berkeley MBA students on May 17. And Minder Cheng, MBA 89, PhD 94, global chief investment officer of equity and capital markets at Barclays, will give the PhD commencement speech on May 16.

Undergraduate Commencement

Bernstein, the undergraduate commencement speaker, serves as head of Goldman Sachs' Financial Institutions Capital Markets business. He leads a team that is responsible for sourcing, structuring, and marketing capital markets transactions as well as advising clients on strategic transactions in the financial institutions sector.

Last year, Bernstein executed the largest initial public offering in US history, a $20 billion IPO for Visa, as well as several multibillion-dollar offerings for institutions such as General Electric, Washington Mutual, Wachovia, National City, and Goldman Sachs.

In addition to being a member of the Haas Board, Bernstein serves on the Dean's Alumni Leadership Council at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and the National Resource Defense Council's Center for Market Innovation, an environmental group dedicated to harnessing the power of the marketplace for positive environmental change.

Bernstein joined investment bank Goldman Sachs in 1986 after graduating from the Haas School Phi Beta Kappa in 1985. He also has earned an MBA from the Harvard Business School and an MPA, with a focus on public policy, from the Harvard Kennedy School.

Undergraduate commencement for the class of 2009 will begin at 9 a.m. Sunday, May 24 at the Greek Theatre.

Berkeley MBA Commencement

Woolard, a solar power pacesetter, will speak at the commencement ceremony for students in the Full-time, Evening & Weekend, and Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA Programs, which begins at 2:00 p.m. May 17 in the Greek Theatre.

As CEO of BrightSource, Woolard helped broker a deal in February with Southern California Edison to provide 1,300 megawatts of clean solar power, enough to serve nearly 845,000 homes. This follows a deal with Pacific Gas & Electric to build plants in the Mojave Desert that will generate 900 megawatts of solar power.

BrightSource was named a 2009 Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum in recognition of efforts to make solar energy cost competitive with fossil fuels. BrightSource was the only solar company among 34 winners, which were honored for their involvement in the development of life-changing technology innovation.

Woolard brings more than two decades of experience in the energy technology sector to his role as CEO of BrightSource, a position he has held since 2006. After business school, he co-founded Silicon Energy, one of the early successful clean-tech companies, and served as the company's president, CEO, and chairman. He then sold Silicon Energy to Itron, where he became vice president of software solutions and subsequently vice president of strategy and business development. He also previously served as an executive-in-residence in VantagePoint Venture Partner's CleanTech Group and remains a venture partner with the firm.

Woolard is a Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute and has served on the board of the California Clean Energy Fund and the Strategic Advisory Board for Xcel Energy. He currently serves on boards for the Tuolumne River Preservation Trust and the Oakland Zoo and on the advisory board for the Haas School's Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

In addition to an MBA from the Haas School, Woolard holds a master's degree in environmental planning from the University of Virginia, and a BA in economics from the University of Virginia.

PhD Commencement

Minder Cheng, who earned both an MBA and PhD from Haas, has overall responsibility for Barclays Global Investors active equity, index equity, transition services, securities lending, and cash products worldwide. Previously, he was chief investment officer for the active equity products globally, and global head of trading with responsibility for the firm's equity and foreign exchange trading activities worldwide.

Prior to joining BGI in 1999, Cheng held roles as research analyst, proprietary trader, and senior strategist at Convergence Asset Management, Sumitomo Finance International, and Salomon Brothers. He worked in New York, London, and Tokyo with these firms. His direct trading experience covers equity, fixed income, currency, and derivatives in the US and international markets. Cheng also managed several projects for the research and planning division of the New York Stock Exchange.

Cheng received his PhD in finance and his MBA from the Haas School. He earned his BA from National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan.

PhD commencement will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the Wells Fargo Room.

Haas Undergrad Reveals Cal's Style in Bare Magazine

On a campus where flip-flops and pajama bottoms suffice for a fashion statement, a magazine devoted to high style might stick out like Prada at a political rally.

But Doreen Bloch, BS 10, editor, publisher and founder of Bare magazine, has proven that fashion consciousness does coexist with Berkeley's famous political consciousness.

"There's always been an underground fashion culture at Cal - even though it's sort of made fun of," says Bloch, who sought out Haas Lecturer Stephen Etter, BS 83, MBA 89, with her idea during her freshman year. "It's been cool for us to show off that eclectic Berkeley style, and we espouse the values that Berkeley is known for."

Bare - a word play on Cal's mascot - is a standout among the 20-or-so campus publications. Its fourth issue -- the first to be printed on Hewlett-Packard's new Web-based MagCloud self-publishing service - was featured in the New York Times in March ( Bloch oversees an army of about 100 students to produce it.

The full-color quarterly's slick photo spreads showcase a diverse array of student models posed in thrift-shop finds and local designers' creations. Features explore eco-friendly clothing, global fashion, and budget beauty tips. The Bare blog ( attracted 11,000 unique readers last month, magazine readership has reached 3,000, and the May issue will double in size.

Yet Bloch had some trepidation when she pitched Etter about a fashion glossy targeting students. "I thought a business professor might laugh, but he loved how niche it was, and how it would target students as well as local businesses like salons and clothing stores."

She credits Etter and Senior Lecturer David Robinson in the Haas Marketing Group with boosting her business savvy. Bare broke even by the third issue, and made a slight profit by the fourth. The magazine receives some funding from the ASUC and operates on a $15,000 annual budget, Bloch says.

Bloch's discovery of MagCloud, then in beta, helped. The traditional printer she used for the first three issues charged $60 per page for changes to proofs. With MagCloud, users upload PDFs and receive as many free proofs as necessary. Printing is farmed out to HP's partners at a cost of 20 cents per page.

Despite Bare's success, Bloch doesn't see herself as the next Tina Brown. She's already passed along her editor duties, and is recruiting more business students to ensure Bare stays solid. She'll continue as publisher while training a successor. "I have so many interests, and Haas has given me so many skills to run my own business," she says. "I really see myself as an entrepreneur."

To reach Bloch about partnerships or potential collaborations, e-mail

Berkeley MBA Student Wins LGBT Competition

Khuram Hussain, MBA 10, had layoffs in mind when he wrote "The L-Word," the winning case in this year's Reaching Out Case Writing Competition.

Hussain will be recognized for his efforts at the 2009 Reaching Out Conference, an annual conference for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) MBA students, in Atlanta in October.

Hussain's case, titled "The L-Word," deals with the complexity of layoff decisions during an acquisition in the financial services sector when one employee who the firm is considering laying off has been a vital part of the firm's LGBT efforts.

"The case was extremely topical considering the impending economic crisis and the consolidation within the financial services industry," says Hussain, who drew from his own experience in the financial services sector.

Hussain received a $1,500 research stipend for reaching competition milestones and was then awarded a $3,500 scholarship for writing the winning case. He bested six competitors, those from other MBA programs, in blind judging by industry experts and academics. Cases were judged on criteria that included relevance to current LGBT issues, significance of the issues analyzed, and educational value of the case.

Faculty, PhD candidates, students, and alumni from MBA programs worldwide were invited to research and write an original business case for this year's competition. The case-writing competition was added as a component of the Reaching Out conference in 2006 to expand on the pool of MBA-level business school cases which address contemporary LGBT issues. The best of the submissions become part of the Reaching Out Case Library.

Alumnus Richard Blum Earns Berkeley Medal

Haas alumnus Richard C. Blum, BS 58, MBA 59, was given the Berkeley Medal, the university's highest honor, by UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau on Saturday. Blum accepted the medal at a special event with His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the Greek Theatre.

The Chancellor bestowed the award to Blum, who chairs the UC Regents and is an investment banker, for his commitment to the alleviation of poverty both in San Francisco and abroad.

Since his days as a mountaineer, Blum has developed a deep appreciation for the Tibetan people. He founded the American Himalayan Foundation in San Francisco, which is headed by Erica Stone, MBA 87, for education and healthcare support as well as environmental preservation in Tibet. At UC Berkeley, he funded the Richard C. Blum Center for Developing Economies. The two organizations co-sponsored Saturday's event with the Dalai Lama, a long-time friend of Blum.

"Richard... has passed on his passion to many UC Berkeley students," said Birgeneau. "He exemplifies the many passions and ideals to which UC Berkeley aspires."

"This is a merger of the two things I love the most," responded Blum, "UC Berkeley and the Tibetan people and their blight."

Haas Athletes Score in C4C

A team of 114 Berkeley MBA students and their significant others proved their prowess beyond the classroom as they took fourth place in a frenzy of activities at the Challenge for Charity (C4C) Weekend at Stanford from April 17 to April 18.

From baseball to bocce ball and basketball to bowling, with a few trivia contests and spelling bees thrown in to test mental agility, the competition involved eight California schools and the University of Washington. All of the schools are members of Challenge for Charity, a 25-year-old nonprofit organization that fosters volunteerism and fundraising at MBA programs to help create socially responsible business leaders.

Among the Haas star athletes were Kent Newman, MBA 10, who won the 5K run, and Niloufar Aazam-Zanganeh, MBA 10, winner of 11 Swiss national golf titles, who took first place in women's golf. The five members of the Haas School's ultimate Frisbee team also claimed first place.

The weekend culminated a yearlong volunteering and fundraising effort to benefit the Special Olympics and a local charity of each school's choice. The schools cumulatively raised $400,339 and volunteered 13,030 hours. For the third year in a row, UCLA was the overall winner, taking home the coveted Golden Briefcase. Haas came in eighth. The results were based on the number of hours volunteered, money raised, and performance during the weekend.

Haas students volunteered 937 hours on a variety of activities that included coaching Special Olympics and building bikes at the Alameda Point Collaborative, a community of formerly homeless people. They raised $16,000 through several events, the largest of which was a Halloween party.

"With every event that I helped organize, I became more passionate," says Anna Lee, MBA 10, the organizations' vice-president of sports weekend. "There are no other clubs at Haas like it. It creates a certain sense of community within the school."

Social Venture Winner Builds Bricks from Cow Dung

Making high-quality bricks from abundantly available cow dung - instead of depleting scarce firewood and clay - earned EcoFaeBrick from Prasetiya Mulya Business School in Indonesia the $25,000 top prize at the tenth annual Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC) at the Haas School this weekend.

EcoFaeBrick not only reduces home building costs for rural Indonesians in the rapidly developing region of Godean and Sayegan, it also solves a major hygiene problem and promises attractive returns to its investors.

GSVC is an international MBA competition founded by five Berkeley MBA students in 1999 to promote the creation of social ventures with a measurable impact on society or the environment. Over the past ten years, the competition has grown into a thriving global initiative.

The $10,000 second prize went to the mPedigree Logistics team from Dartmouth University's Tuck School of Business. mPedigree Logistics provides pharmaceutical companies with solutions to the growing global counterfeit drug market via mobile marketing and supply chain technologies. Up to 30 percent of drugs sold in developing nations are fakes, containing little to no active ingredients or laced with malicious chemicals, according to the World Health Organization.

SolarCycle from the George Washington University School of Business won the competition's $5,000 third prize. SolarCycle allows low-income, urban Africans to apply the reflective, solar-concentrating characteristics of trash, such as used plastic bags and the inside of metalized chip bags, to solar-powered cooking and water pasteurization.

BrightMind Labs won the $5,000 Social Impact Assessment prize, which was awarded to the team that best demonstrated social impact or value creation in financial terms. BrightMind Labs, from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, uses electronic games to teach children on the autistic spectrum to recognize and respond to emotions.

Today, GSVC's partnership includes the Haas School of Business, Columbia Business School, London Business School, Indian School of Business, and Thammasat University (Thailand). It is supported by outreach partners from the University of Geneva (Switzerland), ESSEC Business School (France), ALTIS--Postgraduate School Business and Society at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano (Italy), Yale School of Management, and a consortium of business schools in South Korea.

Haas Transportation Expert Ernest Koenigsberg Passes Away

Professor Emeritus Ernest Koenigsberg died of heart failure at his San Francisco home on April 20, four days after his 86th birthday.

Koenigsberg joined the Haas School as a lecturer in 1963 and was promoted to senior lecturer in 1975. He was appointed professor in 1982 and served on two of the Haas School's faculty groups - Economic Analysis and Policy and Operations Research and Information Technology. He retired in 1991.

An expert in operations research and management science, Koenigsberg focused much of his work on transportation and shipping. He was also a popular teacher.

"He embodied everything we wanted in the classroom," said former Haas School Dean and faculty colleague Raymond Miles. "He was an excellent teacher who could bring real-world experience into his classes."

Koenigsberg was a founding and active member of the Operations Research Society of America. He also served as a member of the Institute of Management Sciences and the Econometric Society, an associate editor of the Operations Research Society in the United Kingdom and of the Canadian Operations Research Society, and a fellow of the Royal Statistical Society in Great Britain.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Susan; his daughter, Joanna, of London; his son, Martin, of Los Angeles; and four grandchildren.

Donations may be sent to the American Friends of The Hebrew University, One Battery Park Plaza, 25th Floor, New York, NY 10004, or via credit card by using the following link: A memorial service was held on Sunday, April 26, in San Francisco.

A more detailed obituary will be published by the university in the coming days.

Berkeley MBA Programs Shine in US News Survey

The Berkeley Full-time MBA Program ranked #7 in the 2010 US News & World Report survey published on April 23. Both the Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA and Evening & Weekend MBA programs ranked #6.

Last year, the Full-time MBA ranked #7, the Evening & Weekend MBA ranked #6, and the Berkeley-Columbia EMBA Program ranked #8 in US News.

The school's MBA programs ranked in the top 10 in the following six specialties:
#3 Nonprofit
#7 Entrepreneurship
#8 Finance
#9 Marketing
#9 Management
#10 International

The full-time MBA ranking is based on data provided by participating schools as well as polls of business school deans, MBA directors, and recruiters. The peer and recruiter assessments count for 40%, placement success for 35%, and student selectivity 25%.

The part-time MBA and executive MBA rankings as well as the specialty rankings across various disciplines are based entirely on a peer assessment gleaned from a poll of business school deans and full-time MBA directors.

The full report is available online at (registration required).

Staff News

Outstanding Staff Awards Honor Kendall Dockham, Monica Porter, and Betsy Worth

Kendall Dockham in Facilities; Monica Porter on the Budget, Finance, and Space team; and Elizabeth "Betsy" Worth in MBA Career Services were honored with outstanding staff awards at the Haas School's eighth annual Staff Appreciation Lunch April 16.

The Outstanding Staff Awards recognize Haas staff members' performance over the past year or more in such areas as leadership and innovation. Winners are selected from a committee composed of past award recipients.

This year's winners were selected from a pool of more than 40 nominations. The winners receive $400 American Express gift cards.

As the Haas School's room reservations coordinator, Dockham is involved in virtually all events at the Haas School. She has administered more than 800 room requests since joining Haas in June 2006 with grace, patience, and a desire to respond to every request she gets. She also developed a new process for allocating space requests.

Porter, a budget analyst, largely does her financial work behind the scenes. She was recognized for helping countless staff members understand their financial reports, for identifying $1 million in funds for student support, and for always being available, although she works part-time.

Worth, an MBA Career Services account manager, was recognized for her attention to excellent customer service and for being the go-to person for careers in energy, a bright spot in the challenging economy.

Jen Sang Assumes Full-Time Cross-Program Role

Jen Sang, MBA 03, will take the position of director of cross-program initiatives in the Dean's Office on a full-time basis May 1 after starting to define the role earlier this year.

In the past year, while still serving as director of academic affairs in the Evening & Weekend MBA Program, Sang began working on projects aimed at improving collaboration across the school's academic programs. In addition to such projects, Sang will work closely with Assistant Dean Alice Kubler on the strategic space plan and coordinating all of the Haas School's off-site and leased spaces.

"Jen's new role is very important because we are trying to encourage students in each program to leverage the entire Haas network," says Jay Stowsky, senior assistant dean for instruction. "She will help us identify ways to increase interactions among students in different programs and also assist us in mining the strengths of the different student populations more efficiently."

Sang earned her Berkeley MBA degree in 2003 and has worked in student services at Haas for the past six years.

Haas in the News - As of 04/27/09

Daily Californian
Haas Entrepreneurs Start A Locally Grown Business
April 22, 2009
Alex Velez and Nikhil Arora, BS 09, are featured for their start-up business, BTTW Ventures, which takes local coffee ground waste to grow mushrooms.

Velez and Arora were also featured in the following news outlets:

Turning coffee waste into mushrooms
April 21, 2009

ZERI Foundation Awarded For Turning Coffee Waste Into Mushrooms
April 20, 2009

The Daily Californian
Professor Nominated For Federal Position
April 21, 2009
Laura D'Andrea Tyson, a professor in the Haas Business and Public Policy Group, was featured for being one of the UC Berkeley faculty members selected for federal positions.

Princeton University
Mission of crossing disciplines resonates at Keller Center dedication
April 20, 2009
John Danner, a senior fellow with the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, was mentioned for teaching a course at Princeton titled "Entrepreneurship to Address Global Poverty," sponsored by the Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education in Princeton's School of Engineering and Applied Science.

The News Journal
High-end builder bids to recoup from downswing
April 19, 2009
Ken Rosen, chair of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, was quoted about the luxury vacation homes market and the continuing recession.

JLM Pacific Epoch
Jim: No-Drama Obama China Policy
April 18, 2009
Tyson was mentioned as a member of President Obama's Economic Recovery Advisory Board.

Forecast: Summer gas prices won't be as high as before
April 18, 2009
Severin Borenstein, a professor in the Haas Economic Analysis and Policy Group and director of the University of California's Energy Institute, was quoted about California being among one of the states with the highest fuel taxes in the nation.

Emirates News Agency
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation, six US Universities sign MoUs
April 18, 2009
The Haas School of Business is mentioned as one of the partner universities that signed memorandums of understanding with the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation for its fellows program.

San Jose Business Journal
Road to recovery: Flippers are out, investors in as foreclosures drive bargains
April 17, 2009
Rosen was quoted about the current housing situation and housing investments.

Wall Street Journal Blogs
Reagan Adviser Tapped to Obama's Tax-Reform Effort
April 17, 2009
Tyson was quoted for being a member of President Obama's Economic recovery Advisory Board.

Wall Street Journal Blogs
Real Time Economics Blog: Hosting Olympics Finally Pays Off
April 17, 2009
Andrew Rose, a professor in the Haas Economic Analysis and Policy Group, was featured for the paper he co-wrote titled "The Olympic Effect", which concludes that hosting mega-events, such as the Olympics, leads to a 30 percent increase in trade for those countries.

Rose was also featured in the following news outlets:
Chicago Tribune
Olympics has positive economic impact on both winning--and losing--bidders
April 14, 2009

Chicago Tribune Blogs
The False Olympics Promise
April 14, 2009

Sport Business International
Losing Olympic cities have "positive economic impact"
April 15, 2009

Around the Rings
Olympic Briefs -- Losing Bid Cities Benefit; De La Hoya Retires
April 15, 2009

Olympics has positive economic impact on both winning - and losing - bidders
April 14, 2009

The Chronicle of Higher Education
Service-Oriented Generation Drives Boom in Social-Benefit MBA Courses
April 16, 2009
Nora Silver, director of the Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership, was quoted about the current generation of students and the integration of doing social good into their careers.

Contra Costa Times
'Dilbert' maintains its relevance as comic strip celebrates 20th anniversary
April 16, 2009
Scott Adams, MBA 86, was featured in a story about his "Dilbert" comic strip turning 20 years old.

Adams was also featured in the following news outlets:
San Jose Mercury News
'Dilbert' maintains its relevance as comic strip celebrates 20th anniversary
Scott Adams and 'Dilbert' are still going strong after 20 years
April 17, 2009

The Argus
'Dilbert' maintains its relevance as comic strip celebrates 20th anniversary
April 15, 2009

Los Angeles Times
Southern California home prices may be stabilizing
April 16, 2009
David Levine, a professor in the Haas Economic Analysis and Policy Group and Haas Organizational Behavior and Industrial Relations Group, was quoted about the housing slump and banks.

San Francisco Chronicle
Commercial real estate market softens
April 16, 2009
Rosen was quoted about San Francisco commercial real estate might suffer less than in New York, which is suffering more as a result of the turmoil in the financial services industry.

Best Syndication
Real Earnings and Unemployment Numbers
April 16, 2009
Rosen was quoted about the gross domestic product, the economy, and unemployment.

The Economist
Googling the future: Internet search data may be useful for forecasters
April 16, 2009
Hal Varian, a professor in the Haas Operations and Information Technology Management Group, was featured for co-writing a paper about the Google internet search engines and the possibilities of predicting certain kinds of economic statistics.

Ikujiro Nonaka
April 16, 2009
Ikujiro Nonaka, MBA 68, PhD 72, was featured in the Econmist's Guru section for his research that has connected Japanese industry and management with that of the rest of the world.

Vodafone: Embracing open source with open arms
April 15, 2009
Henry Chesbrough, executive director of the Center for Open Innovation, was quoted about how open innovation helps reduce costs and preserve growth for the future.

New York Area Home Prices to Fall 15%, Economist Rosen Says
April 14, 2009
Rosen was quoted predicting that home prices in the New York City metropolitan area will fall as much as 15 percent as Wall Street firms cut jobs and slash bonuses.

Workers sucking up is bad for business
April 24, 2009
Jennifer Chatman, a professor of in the Haas Organizational Behavior and Industrial Relations Group, was quoted about workforce effectiveness and behavior.

Bend Weekly
The poor republican in the race
April 13, 2009
Former Dean Tom Campbell was featured for running as a gubernatorial candidate banking on his experience in government.

Campbell was also featured in the following news outlets:
Whittier Daily News
Debra Saunders: Campbell is banking on his experience
April 12, 2009

The Huffington Post
Obama Ignores Simple Solution to Stimulate Economy
April 13, 2009
Tyson was quoted saying that she felt the best way to stimulate the failing US economy is to direct federal infrastructure funds to small businesses.

North Bay Business Journal
North Bay business leaders under the age of 40
April 13, 2009
Christina Hollingsworth, BS 00, was featured as a winner of the Business Journal's third-annual Forty under 40 awards.

A similar story appeared in this outlet:
April 13, 2009

Forward Online
A Growing Appetite
April 11, 2009
Paul Tiffany, a senior lecturer in the Haas Business and Public Policy Group and Haas Economic Analysis and Policy Group, was quoted about how the still-fragmented steel industry is poised for a new phase of global consolidation.

Happening at Haas

Chet Wood, CEO, Deloitte Tax
Dean's Speaker Series
Tuesday, April 28
12:30 p.m.
Wells Fargo Room

Berkeley Entrepreneurs Forum: 11th Annual UC Berkeley Business Plan Competition Finalist Presentations and Awards Ceremony
Thursday, April 30
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Andersen Auditorium
For more information and to register:

Janet Yellen, CEO, San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank
Dean's Speaker Series on Financial Turmoil

Tuesday, May 5
7:30 p.m.
Arthur Andersen Auditorium

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom
Dean's Speaker Series

Wednesday, May 11
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location to be announced soon.



Amit Seru, University of Chicago
Thursday, April 30
4:10 p.m. to 5:40 p.m.
Cheit Hall C220

For more information, contact Clifford Mak at,

Sim Sitkins, Duke University/Stanford University
Wednesday, April 29
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Cheit Hall C330

For more information:

Oliver Williamson, Haas School
Thursday, April 30
4:10 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Cheit Hall C325

Kevin Murphy, USC
Thursday, May 7
4:10 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Cheit Hall C325


Andrew Davies, London's Imperial College
Monday, April 27
12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Cheit Hall 330


David Bell, Wharton
Thursday, April 30
4:10 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Cheit Hall 250


Spring Club Launch, featuring VC Scott Biddy and Berkeley Club president Nicolas Tollet
Tuesday, April 28
6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
For more information, contact Amy Ambrose at

Discover Cal: "The Challenge of Change: What to Expect From the Obama Administration"
Wednesday, April 29
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Ave, 5th Floor Ballroom, Los Angeles
Cost: $20 per person, $25 at the door

UCLA Anderson 2009 Entrepreneurs Conference
"The Entrepreneurial Road Less Traveled"
Friday, May 8
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Korn Hall, UCLA Anderson School of Management, 110 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles

DiscoverCal Event: "Altruism in Times of Stress & Hardship"
Thursday, April 30
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Hyatt Regency La Jolla, 3777 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego
Cost: $20 per person, $25 at the door

Scaling Up: From Green Buildings to Green Cities in the US and China
Friday, May 1
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
PG&E Auditorium, 77 Beale St., San Francisco
Registration: or call (415) 421-8707
Cost: $50 - Students; $100 - Asia Society/Bay Area Council/Co-Sponsor Members; $150 - Non-Members
*Special Offer: $125 Admission + Asia Society membership ($155 Value)

An Evening of Classical Music with renowned cellist Adalbert Skocic, accompanied by pianist Miles Graber
Tuesday, May 5
8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Chevron Auditorium, International House, UC Berkeley

"First Tuesday" Cross Business School Networking Event
Tuesday, May 5
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Miel Restaurant, Intercontinental Hotel, 510 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA 02210
For more information, contact George W. Reitter at

Career Management Seminar
Wednesday, May 6, and Thursday, May 7
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Country Inns and Suites in San Diego , 5974 Lusk Blvd, San Diego
RSVP: Email Bill Beeson at

7th Annual Haaski Open Golf Tournament
Monday, May 11
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Claremont Country Club, 5295 Broadway Terrace, Oakland
Cost: Alumni/Guests - $350; Current Students - $100; Faculty/Senior Staff - Complimentary

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