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Laura D'Andrea Tyson, PhD Biography

S. K. and Angela Chan Chair in Global Management at the University of California at Berkeley
Pro to the question "Does Lowering the Federal Corporate Income Tax Rate Create Jobs?"

“The high corporate tax rate in the United States encourages American companies to invest in production in foreign countries and discourages foreign companies from investing in production in the United States. And less investment in the United States means slower growth, fewer jobs, smaller productivity gains and lower real wages.”

“The Merits of a Corporate Tax Overhaul,”, Mar. 9, 2013

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Member, President Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, Feb. 2011-present
  • S. K. and Angela Chan Chair in Global Management, University of California (UC) at Berkeley, July 1, 2008-present
  • Professor, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, 2007-2008
  • Dean, London Business School, Jan. 2002 – Dec. 2006
  • Economic viewpoint columnist, Business Week, Jan. 1998 – Dec. 2005
  • Dean, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, July 1998 – Dec. 2001
  • Principal, Law and Economics Consulting Group Corporation, 1997-2001
  • Professor, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, 1990-2001
  • Professor, Department of Economics, UC Berkeley, 1977-2001
  • Chairman, National Economic Council, 1995-1996
  • Chairman, President’s Council of Economic Advisers, 1993-1995
  • Director of the Institute of International Studies, UC Berkeley, 1990-1992
  • Director of Research, Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy, UC Berkeley, 1988-1992
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Princeton University, 1974-1977
  • Education:
  • PhD, Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1974
  • BA, summa cum laude, Economics, Smith College, 1969
  • Other:
  • Honorary Degree, University of Lausanne, 2011
  • Honorary Degree, American University, 1995
  • Honorary Degree, Smith College, 1994
  • London Business School Fellow, July 7, 2010
  • Club 6 Member, Haas School of Business, (for teaching excellence, based on student evaluations), 2008, 2010
  • Elected member of Council on Foreign Relations, 1987
  • UC Berkeley, Distinguished Teaching Award, Spring 1982
  • National Fellows Program Fellowship, Hoover Institution, 1978-1979
  • Recipient, American Council of Learned Societies Grant, Spring Term 1977, 1978, 1979
  • Recipient, Sloan Foundation Grant, Summer 1976
  • Recipient, Fulbright Fellowship, International Research and Exchanges Board Study Grant, and NDEA TITLE IV Fellowship, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Member, Phi Beta Kappa, Smith College
  • Recipient, Smith College Prize for distinguished work in Economics