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 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.
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 Ph.D. in copyright law, is the author of the book ‘Code Wars‘ and has published widely in law reviews worldwide.
Richard Gilbert is Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of California at Berkeley. His research is in industrial organization and regulation with an emphasis on competition policy, innovation and intellectual property. Previously, 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 H. Hall is Emerita Professor at the University of California at Berkeley, a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Institute for Fiscal Studies, London, and a Visiting Fellow at NIESR, London. She currently serves as an associate editor of the Economics of Innovation and New Technology, and of Industrial and Corporate Change.
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 Berkeley Law faculty in 1978.
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.
Mary Ann Mason
Professor of the Graduate School, UC Berkeley
Mary Ann Mason’s scholarship spans law, policy, and history, with a focus on children’s rights, families, and gender equality. Her new book, Babies of Technology: Assisted Reproduction and the Rights of the Child (Yale, in press), examines the treatment of children created with the use of technology, from artificial insemination and the new gene editor CRISPR CAS9, through frozen eggs, embryos and surrogate moms. From 2000 to 2007, she served as the first woman dean of the Graduate Division at UC Berkeley, with responsibility for nearly 10,000 students in more than 100 graduate programs.
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, 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 taught economics and law at the University of Michigan before joining the Berkeley Law 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.
UC Berkeley School of Information, 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 M. Schultz is a Professor of Clinical Law and Director of NYU’s Technology Law & Policy Clinic. His clinical projects, research, and writing primarily focus on the ongoing struggles to balance intellectual property and privacy law with the public interest in free expression, access to knowledge, and innovation in light of new technologies and the challenges they pose. Prior to joining NYU, Professor Schultz was an Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic at the UC Berkeley School of Law. With Aaron Perzanowski, he recently wrote The End of Ownership (MIT Press 2016).
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 UC Berkeley. He also is Director of the Institute of Business and Economic Research. 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.
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.
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. 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.
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).
UC Berkeley School of Information, Haas Business School, Economics Department
Dr. Varian has worked in a variety of areas in economics, business, and information technology. His recent work has been concerned with the economics of the Internet, intellectual property, and electronic commerce. Dr. Varian holds joint appointments with the UC Berkeley School of Information, the Haas School of Business, and the Department of Economics. Hal R. Varian was also the Chief Economist at Google.
College of Natural Resources, Division of Society & Environment
David Winickoff is an Associate Professor of Bioethics and Society at UC Berkeley. He is the Director of the Berkeley Program in Science & Technology Studies and serves on the Governing Council of the Science and Democracy Network. He is also a former Greenwall Faculty Scholar in Bioethics.