At the Forefront of Economic Research

The Economic Analysis & Policy group is, according to a recent external review, “one of the best in the world”. EAP faculty include internationally-renowned scholars and thought leaders in the application of economic analysis to issues of critical importance to business and society. The group has unparalleled expertise and experience in corporate strategy, antitrust, energy and the environment, health, banking, labor markets, international trade, and innovation. EAP faculty research has laid the foundation for understanding financial crises, improving corporate governance, and for understanding strategic interactions which led to EAP’s John Harsanyi being awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics.

Dedicated to Teaching

The EAP group has a long history of dedication to and success in teaching. Current courses taught by EAP faculty include Economics for Business Decision Making, Macroeconomics in the Global Economy, Competitive Strategy, Data Analytics, and Health Economics and Policy. These courses combine solid theoretical grounding in economics with direct applications to the business issues of today and tomorrow. Nearly all senior EAP faculty members have been nominated for a Cheit teaching award; most have won at least once and some have won Cheit awards several times.

A Tradition of Service

Many EAP faculty have held senior positions in the federal government and other public agencies. Among other positions, EAP faculty members have been Chief Economist at the International Monetary Fund, Member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economics in the Antitrust Division at the Department of Justice, and Member of the Governing Board of the California Independent System Operator. After a distinguished career of research and teaching, EAP faculty member emeritus Janet Yellen served as Chair of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, Chair of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, and now serves as Secretary of the Treasury. Closer to home, EAP faculty have a long record of serving Haas and the Berkeley campus in leadership positions including Ben Hermalin currently serving as Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost.