Professor of the Graduate School
Business & Public Policy

International authority on industrial organizations and technological change, antitrust policy, and intellectual property


David J. Teece is an economist and an authority on matters of industrial organization, technological change, and innovation, particularly as it relates to antitrust and competition policy and intellectual property. Teece has a PhD in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and has held teaching and research positions at Stanford University and Oxford University. He has received eight honorary doctorates.

Teece has over 30 years of experience as an active consultant performing economic, business, and financial consulting services to businesses and governments around the world. He has worked on matters in industries ranging from music recording to DRAMS, software, lumber, and petroleum, and has testified in both federal and state court, before Congress, and before the Federal Trade Commission, as well as in several international jurisdictions.

He is the author of more than 200 books and articles, and is the Co-editor of Industrial & Corporate Change (Oxford University Press). According to Science Watch (November/December 2005), he is the lead author on the most cited article in economics and business worldwide from 1995 to 2005. He is also one of the Top 10 cited scholars for the last decade and has been recognized by Accenture as one of the world’s top-50 business intellectuals. Teece is Chairman and Principal Executive Officer of Berkeley Research Group and was chairman and co-founder of LECG from 1988-2007 and vice-chairman from 2007 to 2009.

Expertise and Research Interests

  • Competitive Performance of Firms in the Global Marketplace
  • Intellectual Capital Management
  • Innovation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Antitrust Policy
  • Technology and Intellectual Property
  • Strategy Management
  • Corporate Governance
  • Product and Process Development
  • Human Capital
  • Dynamic Capabilities