Laura D'Andrea Tyson

Professor, Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley

Dr. Tyson is a professor at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. Previously, she was dean of London Business School from 2002 to 2006. She was formerly Bank America dean of the Walter A Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, where she earlier held the University’s Class of 1939 Chair in economics and was director of its Institute of International Studies. Dr. Tyson was the national economic adviser to President Clinton and head of the National Economic Council. She served on the President’s National Security and Domestic Policy Councils, and was the first woman to hold the post of chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers. She was also research director of the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy. She has written extensively on competitiveness and trade, including Who’s Bashing Whom? Trade Conflict in High Technology Industries. She is a member of the board of directors of SBC Communications, Morgan Stanley, Kodak, Human Genome Sciences, LECG, and The Brookings Institution. She is an economic viewpoint columnist for Business Week. Dr. Tyson is based in Berkeley, CA.