Faculty Leadership

Paul J. Gertler

Paul Gertler

Faculty Director

Li Ka Shing Professor, Haas School of Business
Faculty Director, Institute of Business and Social Impact
Scientific Director, Center for Evaluation and Global Impact


Joshua Blumenstock

Professor, School of Information
Director, Data-Intensive Development Lab
Co-Director, Center for Effective Global Action

Ulrike Malmendier

Ulrike Malmendier

Edward J. and Mollie Arnold Professor of Finance at Haas
Professor of Economics at UC Berkeley
Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research


Research Director

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Laura Chioda

[email protected]

Laura Chioda is the Director of Research at the Institute for Business and Social Impact (IBSI), at the University of California, Berkeley. In collaboration with faculty, she is responsible for formulating and developing research programs for IBSI’s strategic priorities. Laura serves as research director for LIFT, leads LIFT research partnerships and agendas, and oversees fundraising efforts.