The New Thinking at Berkeley Haas series is hosted by faculty to highlight cutting-edge, high-level thinking and analysis on a range of topics around business, economics, and inclusion—during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond. Talks feature leading faculty from Berkeley Haas, UC Berkeley, and other academic institutions and thought leaders.

Lectures are streamed live via YouTube, and viewers may submit questions via chat. The link to join will be posted on this page prior to each event.


Upcoming Events

Jingdong Hua & Ann Harrison

A Global Perspective on Building a Sustainable, Equitable, and Resilient Recovery by Mobilizing Capital Markets

Jingdong Hua

Vice President and Treasurer of the World Bank

Conversation led by Ann E. Harrison, Bank of America Dean, Haas School of Business

Thursday, February 25
Noon–12:45pm

Watch the conversation on YouTube

Past Events

Jenny Chatman, Cameron Anderson, & Don Moore

Jerks, Narcissists, and Their Impact on Organizations

A conversation with Profs. Cameron Anderson & Jennifer A. Chatman about their recent research on these toxic personality types—and what managers show know.

Led by Prof. Don A. Moore, Lorraine Tyson Mitchell Chair in Leadership and Communication

January 21, 2021

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The Economic Consequences of COVID-19

  • Pierre-Olivier Gournichas (Moderator), S.K. and Angela Chan Professor of Global Management at Berkeley Haas and Professor of Economics in the UC Berkeley Department of Economics
  • Mitu Gulati, Professor of Law at Duke University
  • Hilary Hoynes, Professor of Economics and Public Policy at UC Berkeley
  • Sebnem Kalemi-Ozcan, Neil Moskowitz Professor of Economics and Finance at University of Maryland
  • Maurice Obstfeld, Class of 1958 Professor of Economics at UC Berkeley

Co-Sponsored by Social Science Matrix and Clausen Center for International Business and Policy

December 3, 2020

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Behavior Change for Good in a Pandemic: Insights from Economics and Psychology

A conversation with Katherine L. Milkman, Professor of Operations, Information, and Decisions at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Led by Prof. Don A. Moore, Lorraine Tyson Mitchell Chair in Leadership and Communication

November 12, 2020

Watch the video of the conversation between Don Moore and Katy Milkman

Is Corporate Social Responsibility a Competitive Advantage?

A conversation with Prof. Ross Levine, Willis H. Booth Chair in Banking and Finance at Berkeley Haas, about his research finding that CSR is an effective competitive strategy.

Led by Laura Tyson, Distinguished Professor of the Graduate School & Former Dean, Berkeley Haas

October 29, 2020

Watch video of the conversation between Ross Levine and Laura Tyson

How Impact Investment and Entrepreneurship are Reshaping Capitalism

A conversation with venture capitalist, philanthropist, and social innovator Sir Ronald Cohen, Chairman, Global Steering Group for Impact Investment.

Led by Berkeley Haas Assoc. Prof. Adair Morse, faculty director for the Sustainable & Impact Finance Initiative and Soloman P. Lee Chair in Business Ethics

October 8, 2020

Watch video of the conversation between Sir Ronald Cohen and Adair Morse

Poor Decision Making and the COVID-19 Crisis

A conversation with Julia Galef, Co-founder of the Center for Applied Rationality.

Led by Prof. Don A. Moore, Lorraine Tyson Mitchell Chair in Leadership and Communication

October 1, 2020

Watch video of the conversation between Julia Galef and Don Moore

How the COVID-19 Crisis Will Influence Trust in Science and Political Institutions

A conversation with Barry Eichengreen, George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Political Science, UC Berkeley.

Led by Prof. Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas, S.K. and Angela Chan Professor of Global Management, Haas School of Business; Director, Clausen Center for International Business and Policy

September 17, 2020

Watch video of the conversation between Barry Eichengreen and Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas

The Public Policy Response to the COVID-19 Crisis

A conversation with Hillary Hoynes, Professor of Public Policy & Economics and Haas Distinguished Chair in Economic Disparities.

Led by Ann E. Harrison, Bank of America Dean, Haas School of Business

September 3, 2020

Watch video of the conversation between Hillary Hoynes and Ann Harrison

Unemployment, Inequality, and the Policy Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

A conversation with Jesse Rothstein, UC Berkeley Professor of Public Policy & Economics and Faculty Director, California Policy Lab.

Led by Laura Tyson, Distinguished Professor of the Graduate School & Former Dean, Berkeley Haas

August 20, 2020

Watch video of the conversation between Jesse Rothstein and Laura Tyson

How Can Leaders Cultivate Grit, Persistence, and Optimism During the Pandemic?

A conversation with Angela Duckworth, Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania.

Led by Prof. Don A. Moore, Lorraine Tyson Mitchell Chair in Leadership and Communication

August 6, 2020

Watch video of the conversation between Angela Duckworth and Don Moore

Probabilistic Thinking in the Age of the Coronavirus

A conversation with Annie Duke, Author, Decision Strategist & Poker Champion.

Conversation led by Prof. Don A. Moore, Lorraine Tyson Mitchell Chair in Leadership and Communication

July 9, 2020

Watch video of the conversation between Annie Duke and Don Moore

The Pandemic's Impact on Women & Minorities: How Can Businesses Combat Inequities?

A conversation with Kellie A. McElhaney, Founding Director, Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership.

Led by Ann E. Harrison, Bank of America Dean, Haas School of Business

June 25, 2020

Watch video of the conversation between Kellie McElhaney and Ann Harrison

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