Affiliated Faculty

Aaron Edlin

Aaron Edlin
Berkeley Law, Economics Department

Aaron Edlin is a leading expert in economics and law, specializing in antitrust economics and antitrust law, and is the co-founder of Berkeley Electronic Press (bepress). He has taught at Berkeley since 1993 and received tenure in 1997. He now holds the Richard Jennings Chair and professorships in both the economics department and law school. He served as Senior Economist at the Council of Economic Advisers in the Clinton White House covering industrial organization, regulation and antitrust.


Joseph Farrell

Joseph Farrell
Economics Department

Joseph Farrell was educated at Oxford University, where he received his D.Phil. in 1981. He joined UC Berkeley in 1989 as an associate professor and became a full professor in 1991. He was elected a Fellow of the Econometric Society in 2002. Professor Farrell previously was Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economics with the U.S. Dept. of Justice, Chief Economist at the Federal Communications Commission, assistant professor at MIT, a principal member of the technical staff at GTE Laboratories, and National Fellow at the Hoover Institution.


Rebecca Giblin

Rebecca Giblin
Monash University, Faculty of Law

Rebecca Giblin is a member of Monash University's Faculty of Law (Australia) and a former Kernochan Visiting International IP Scholar at Columbia Law School. Informed by an early career in information technology consultancy, her research focuses on copyright law and the regulation of the internet and emerging technologies. She holds a PhD in copyright law, is the author of the book 'Code Wars' and has published widely in law reviews worldwide.


Richard Gilbert

Richard Gilbert
Haas Business School, Economics Department

Richard Gilbert is Professor of Economics at the University of California at Berkeley. From 1993 to 1995 he was Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he led the development of joint Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission Antitrust Guidelines for the Licensing of Intellectual Property.


Bronwyn Hall

Bronwyn Hall
Economics Department

Bronwyn H. Hall is Professor in the Graduate School at the University of California at Berkeley and Professor of Economics of Technology and Innovation at the University of Maastricht, Netherlands. She is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Institute for Fiscal Studies, London. She is also the founder and partner of TSP International, an econometric software firm.


Thomas Jorde

Thomas Jorde
Berkeley Law

Upon graduating from law school, Thomas Jorde clerked for Judge Stanley A. Weigel of the U.S. District Court in San Francisco and for Justice William J. Brennan Jr. of the U.S. Supreme Court. He then practiced in San Francisco for four years, specializing in litigation. He joined the Boalt faculty in 1978.


Michael Katz

Michael Katz
Haas Business School, Economics Department

Michael Katz has taught at Berkeley since 1987. He holds the Sarin Chair in Strategy and Leadership and professorships in both the Economics Department and the Haas School of Business. He is a two-time recipient of the Earl F. Cheit Award for Excellence in Teaching and was an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow.


David Mowery

David Mowery
Haas Business School

David C. Mowery is the William A. & Betty H. Hasler Professor of New Enterprise Development at the Walter A. Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley. Mowery's research interests include the impact of technological change on economic growth and employment, the management of technological change, and international trade policy and US technology policy, especially high-technology joint ventures.


David Nimmer

David Nimmer
UCLA

David Nimmer, Professor from Practice, is Of Counsel to Irell & Manella LLP in Los Angeles, California. He also served as a Visiting Professor at UCLA Law School and Distinguished Scholar at the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology. In 2000, he was elected to the American Law Institute

 


Daniel Rubinfeld

Daniel Rubinfeld
Berkeley Law

Daniel Rubinfeld taught economics and law at the University of Michigan before joining the Boalt faculty in 1983. He was chair of the Jurisprudence and Social Policy (JSP) program from 1987 to 1990 and was the associate dean and chair of the JSP program from 1998 to 2000. He has also served as deputy assistant attorney general for antitrust in the U.S. Department of Justice, as well as in various capacities with the President's Council of Economic Advisors, the National Academy of Sciences, the Urban Institute, and the National Bureau of Economic Research.


AnnaLee Saxenian

AnnaLee Saxenian
iSchool, City and Regional Planning

AnnaLee Saxenian is the dean of U.C. Berkeley’s School of Information and a professor in Berkeley’s department of city and regional planning. She has made a career of studying regional economics and the conditions under which people, ideas, and geographies combine and connect into hubs of economic activity.


Jason Schultz

Jason Schultz
Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic

Jason M. Schultz is the Acting Director of the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic and a clinical instructor at the UC Berkeley School of Law. Before joining Boalt Hall as a faculty member in the Samuelson Clinic, he was a Senior Staff Attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), one of the leading digital rights groups in the world. Prior to EFF, he practiced intellectual property law at the firm of Fish & Richardson, P.C. and served as a clerk to the Honorable D. Lowell Jensen of the Northern District of California.


Howard Shelanski

Howard Shelanski 
FTC Bureau of Economics

Deputy Director of the Bureau of Economics at the Federal Trade Commission. He has been on the faculty of U.C. Berkeley’s School of Law since 1997 and has recently joined the Georgetown University Law School faculty, from which he is on leave during his government service. He continues to be affiliated as a faculty director with BCLT.


Carl Shapiro

Carl Shapiro
Haas Business School, Economics Department

Carl Shapiro is the Transamerica Professor of Business Strategy at the Haas School of Business, and Professor of Economics in the Economics Department, at the University of California at Berkeley. He earned his Ph.D. in Economics at M.I.T. in 1981, taught at Princeton University during the 1980s, and has been on the Berkeley faculty since 1990.  From 1998 to 2008, Shapiro served as Director of the Institute  of Business and Economic Research at UC Berkeley.


Marjorie Shultz

Marjorie Shultz
Berkeley Law

After earning her master's degree from the University of Chicago, Marjorie Shultz taught history and political science at George Williams College in Illinois for five years. She then worked in Washington, D.C., researching a book on political change, serving as a research and development officer for Antioch School of Law, and participating in various political campaigns. She was also active in the founding of the National Women's Political Caucus.


Lon Sobel

Lon Sobel
Southwestern University

Professor Sobel is the author of major texts on the law and business of the entertainment and sports industries. He has testified on issues ranging from antitrust laws in major league baseball to international licensing practices in the motion picture, music and computer software industries before the U.S. House of Representatives, California Senate, California Assembly, and U.S. Tax Court.


Talha Syed

Talha Syed
Berkeley Law

Assistant Professor of Law Syed’s current research focuses on patents and alternative innovation policies for pharmaceuticals, health care allocation and distribution, and normative legal theory. With co-author Terry Fisher, he is attempting to identify the most plausible package of reforms to patent protection, prizes, and regulatory incentive mechanisms for improving the social welfare associated with the production of new medications. Additionally, he has been exploring the normative foundations of health and innovation policy in a number of papers that examine both the opportunities and limits presented by “cost-effectiveness analysis” as a regulatory tool to supplement market or economic-efficiency measures of social welfare.


David Teece

David Teece
Haas Business School

Professor David J. Teece is an authority on subjects including the theory of the firm and strategic management, the economics of technological change, knowledge management, technology transfer, and antitrust economics and innovation. Dr. Teece has testified before Congress on regulatory policy and competition policy, is author of over 200 books and articles, and is the editor of "Industrial & Corporate Change" (Oxford University Press).


Jennifer M. Urban

Jennifer M. Urban
Assistant Clinical Professor of Law; Director, Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic

Jennifer M. Urban joined Berkeley Law in 2009 as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic at the UC Berkeley School of Law. She comes to Berkeley Law from the University of Southern California’s Gould School of Law, where she founded and directed the USC Intellectual Property &Technology Law Clinic and taught classes on issues related to intellectual property, privacy and individual rights in a world of rapid technological and societal change.


Hal Varian

Hal Varian
iSchool, Haas Busines School, Economics Department

Hal R. Varian is the Chief Economist at Google. He started in May 2002 as a consultant and has been involved in many aspects of the company, including auction design, econometric analysis, finance, corporate strategy and public policy.


David Winickoff

David Winickoff
Division of Society & Environment

David Winickoff is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at the University of California, Berkeley. His research centers on the interaction of science, norms, and political structure in the governance of human health and the environment, with a particular focus on biotechnology and the law. The work draws upon law and Science, and Technology Studies (STS) to analyze and address socio-legal problems.