Berkeley Haas has a wide range of experts who can talk about how the coronavirus is impacting businesses and the economy, putting leaders to the test, and changing workplaces.

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Economic Impact


David Levine

Professor | Chair, Haas Economic Analysis and Policy Group

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(925) 899-5938

Topics: Macroeconomics, management practices in large corporations and multinationals, hygiene programs in developing nations, impacts of high and low wages and of education in the business sector

Laura D. Tyson

Distinguished Professor of the Graduate School | Faculty Director, Institute for Business & Social Impact

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Assistant: Cynthia Okita [email protected]

Topics: Economic impact on global, U.S. and California economies; trade and competitiveness; jobs and disruption

James A. Wilcox

Professor of Economic Analysis and Policy and Finance

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(510) 642-2455

Topics: Macroeconomics and markets, recessions, Federal Reserve policy, business conditions, banking, consumer spending, unemployment and inflation

Enrico Moretti

Professor, Real Estate

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510 642-6649

Topics: Urban economics, labor economics, economics of cities and regions, real estate

Management, Leadership & Communication


Jennifer Chatman

Professor of Management, Management of Organizations Group

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(510) 642-4723

Topics: Organizational culture, crisis leadership, coronavirus impact on work and productivity, general management

Ellen Evers

Assistant Professor, Marketing

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Topics: Influence of fear and other emotions on behavior, risk perceptions, risk communication, judgement and decision making

Don Moore

Professor, Management of Organizations

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(510) 642-1059

Topics: Confidence and overconfidence regarding the course of the pandemic; remote work and productivity in self-quarantine; crisis leadership; managing people at a distance

Juliana Schroeder

Assistant Professor, Management of Organizations

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Topics: Differences between online and offline communication, judgment and decision making, interpersonal and intergroup processes

Kurt Beyer

Senior Lecturer, Entrepreneurship

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(415) 412-9551

Topics: Entrepreneurship, innovation, and strategy; entrepreneurship and innovation during recessions; intrapreneurship in large organizations

Alex Budak

Lecturer, Management of Organizations

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Topics: Leadership, management, and adapting to/thriving during change and uncertainty



 Workplace Impacts & Remote Work


Clark Kellogg

Lecturer in Creativity, Design, and Innovation

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(510) 388-2967

Topics: Working remotely, resilient responses and creative problem solving in the midst of chaos

Molly Turner

Lecturer, Business & Public Policy

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Topics: Impact of telecommuting on urban development, urban innovation, technology and cities, economic development and tourism policy

Rebecca Portnoy

Professional Faculty, Management of Organizations

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(206) 890 8374

Topics: Leadership, remote work, virtual meetings, creating engaging experiences



Adam Leipzig

Lecturer, Persuasive Communication & Interpersonal Dynamics

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Topics: Impact on the film, entertainment, media, content creation and creative industries