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    High-Frequency Trading

High-frequency trading drew national attention earlier this year from author Michael Lewis' latest book, Flash Boys. When data identifying the investor or trader involved in each algorithmic trading transaction finally started to become available in 2005, Finance Professor Terrence Hendershott began studying the effect of high frequency trading on the market and price efficiency. Hendershott believes HFT is the application of technology to many traditional short-term speculative strategies. In this video, Prof. Hendershott weighs in on whether high-frequency trading is good, bad, or simply inevitable.

Monday, June 2, 2014





    David Aaker, Haas Marketing Professor Emeritus and Vice Chairman of Prophet

David Aaker, renowned marketing guru and Haas Marketing Professor Emeritus, speaks about his decades of pioneering work on branding at his annual talk at Berkeley-Haas.  Aaker comments on both the history and the future of branding, touching on the power of “brand as asset,” the role of a brand vision, the importance of innovation, and the need in today’s Digital Age to change the focus from the offering to what the customer is passionate about.  This talk was part of the Dean’s Speaker Series. (April 21, 2014)

Friday, April 25, 2014





    Study Finds Paid Search Ads Don't Pay Off

Businesses spend billions to reach customers through online advertising but just how effective are paid search ads? Using data from eBay, economist Steven Tadelis at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business compared whether consumers are more likely to click on paid ads than on free, generic search results and found that advertisers may not be getting their money’s worth.

Thursday, January 16, 2014





    Paying Medical Providers Bonuses Improves Quality of Care

Prof. Paul Gertler worked with the Rwandan government to reward medical providers with monetary bonuses in order to improve their performance. The result: a 30% improvement in compliance with clinical guidelines, or higher levels of care for patients.

 

Wednesday, June 19, 2013





    Study Finds Successful Entrepreneurs Share a Common History of Getting in Trouble as Teenagers

Independence. Creativity. Money. Those are the benefits associated with successful entrepreneurs such as Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg. But is being an entrepreneur really more lucrative than working for a salary? And who is best cut out to succeed? A new study by Professor Ross Levine of the Haas Economic Analysis and Policy Group answers both of these questions.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013





Janet Yellen     Janet Yellen, Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve

Janet Yellen, Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and Haas Professor Emeritus, speaks at the Berkeley-Haas Dean's Speaker Series about the benefits of the Fed opening communication channels.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012





    Election 2012 - Financial Regulation and Reform: What the Candidates Should Be Talking About

Prof. Ross Levine explains why financial regulations and reform play such an important role in the economic recovery, and therefore should be a key issue in the presidential election.

Friday, October 19, 2012





    Neural Responses Predict How Consumers Make Decisions

Brain scans measuring neural responses to economic decisions are increasingly allowing researchers to uncover how we learn and make decisions in complex social and strategic settings. In other words, examining brain activity lends further clues to how consumers make buying decisions in a competitive market.

Thursday, April 19, 2012





    Retrofitting Traditional Mortgage Underwriting with Energy Efficiency Provides Benefits for Buyers and Lenders

A real estate investor owns a big office-building complex and decides he needs $10 million to invest in energy-efficient improvements. He goes to the bank, where the loan officer says, "Sorry, we don't do that kind of thing."

Wednesday, March 7, 2012





Professor Eduardo Andrade     "If I’m Scared, So Are You." Study Reveals How Fear Impacts Stock Market Decisions

Watching a horror movie can scare you into selling your stocks earlier than you would have otherwise.

Friday, October 21, 2011





    Defining the New Business Leader from Corporate to Community

Business schools are churning out a new breed of MBA graduates who want to use their leadership skills toward effecting social good.

Friday, September 23, 2011





    A Closer Look at Basel III Finds Cleaning Up Regulatory Reform Almost a Wash

Basel III decreases but does not eliminate systemic risk in the banking system, according to research by UC Berkeley business and finance professors.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011





    Lessons from the Financial Crisis: What’s Good for One Company Can Topple An Entire Industry

Innovation drives markets. But when innovation is left unharnessed and spreads too fast, regulation can’t keep up and innovation implodes.

Friday, June 3, 2011





    Buying the Same Stock - Again: Pride and Regret Drive Investors’ Decisions

How likely are you to repurchase a stock you sold? Professor Terrance Odean, who studies behavioral finance, found that that trading patterns involving previously owned stock are driven by a desire to avoid or at least limit anticipated regret.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011





    How does one measure the direct impact of foreclosures on the overall economy? The problem is complicated by the fact that other economic shocks – such as job losses - could be jointly driving up foreclosures and driving down economic growth.

In Foreclosures, House Prices, and the Real Economy, UC Berkeley economist Atif Mian and co-authors Amir Sufi and Francesco Trebbi exploit legal differences across states in how mortgage defaults are handled. States in the US are divided into two camps. Some – like Illinois – are judicial, meaning the lender is obligated to go through the court before foreclosing on a home.

Thursday, May 5, 2011





    Closing the Gender Gap in Scientific Publishing: study finds technology helps female researchers boost publishing more than males

Access to information technology benefits female research scientists more than their male counterparts, increasing research productivity and collaboration, according to a new study co-authored by Assistant Professor Waverly Ding of the University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011





    Henry Chesbrough, executive director of Haas' Center for Open Innovation, rethinks the concept of open innovation to tackle a new economy.

Henry Chesbrough, executive director of the Haas Center for Open Innovation, rethinks the concept of open innovation to tackle a new economy. In his new book, Open Services Innovation (Jossey-Bass, January 2011), Chesbrough offers the tools to apply service-focused innovation to avoid what he calls "the commodity trap."

Tuesday, January 11, 2011





    Professor John Morgan ventures into the world of cybersquatters and pornographers to uncover a new way to study behavioral economics.

When he took his behavioral economics research out of the lab and into the world of Internet domainers and pornographers, UC Berkeley professor John Morgan found that business professionals in industries typically considered “shady” are better collaborators and more “trusting, trustworthy, and altruistic” than college students whom he tested in a lab setting.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010





    Problem Finding, Problem Solving: Sr. Lecturer Sara Beckman discusses the newest core course in the Berkeley MBA curriculum

Senior Lecturer Sara Beckman designed the course "Problem Finding, Problem Solving" to teach students the process of creative problem framing. She says, "This class is aimed at teaching a process whereby students identify and frame problems and come up with alternative solutions. We employ creative problem solving, systems thinking, and critical thinking that are necessary to be an innovative leader."

Wednesday, October 13, 2010





    Leading People: Associate Prof. Don Moore discusses his approach to this Berkeley MBA core course

Associate Professor Don Moore teaches the core course "Leading People."

Wednesday, October 13, 2010





    Name Your Price: Associate Professor Leif Nelson presents a promising pricing strategy for firms to achieve corporate social responsibility – and make a profit

When customers are allowed to pay what they want for a purchase, knowing a portion of the payment will go to charity, they become rather generous, according to a study by Associate Professor Leif Nelson, Haas Marketing Group.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010





    Marcus Opp exposes flaws in rating-contingent regulation

In order to prevent inflated credit ratings and an economic crisis similar to that in 2008, the government should eliminate rating-contingent regulation, according to Assistant Professor Marcus Opp, Haas Finance Group. “If the government didn’t have these rating-contingent regulations, I believe the ratings would automatically become more informative,” says Opp.

Friday, August 13, 2010





    Lucas Davis study calls for natural gas pricing reform to facilitate carbon tax policy

As federal legislators and regulators consider taxing utility companies for carbon emissions, Assistant Professor Lucas W. Davis suggests a fixed pricing structure on natural gas service that would protect consumers and satisfy utility companies.

Monday, June 28, 2010





    Homa Bahrami on Super-flexibility: A business leader’s toolkit in dynamic environments

How can managers and executives in knowledge-based industries maximize their effectiveness in a dynamic world? What are the tools they need when they operate in turbulent ecosystems with rapid innovation cycles? Senior Lecturer and management behavior expert Homa Bahrami provides the answers in a new book called Super –Flexibility for Knowledge Enterprises: A Toolkit for Dynamic Adaptation, co-authored by Stuart Evans, Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley.

Thursday, June 3, 2010





    David Aaker, Marketing Professor Emeritus, "Tracking Brands in Japan-Learnings"

The annual David Aaker Distinguished Lecture Series in Marketing co-sponsored by the Deans Speaker Series, the MBA Marketing Club, and the Undergraduate Marketing Club. Presented at the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010





    Laura Kray: Should have, would have, could have: the power of counterfactual reflection on life’s pivotal moments.

The power of counterfactual reflection on life’s pivotal moments.

Thursday, February 4, 2010





    What Should We Learn from “Climategate”? Panel discussion with Maximilian Auffhammer, Bill Collins, Rich Muller, Margaret Torn.

Panel discussion with Maximilian Auffhammer, Associate Professor, Agricultural & Resource Economics; Bill Collins, Department Head, Climate Science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Rich Muller, Professor of Physics, author, Physics for Future Presidents; Margaret Torn, Program Head, Climate and Carbon Sciences, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on questions about the integrity of the peer review process for climate change research.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010





    How Haas is redefining the business school graduate to deliver leaders for the idea economy.

How Haas is redefining the business school graduate to deliver leaders for the idea economy.

Monday, January 18, 2010





    Haas senior lecturer Sara Beckman addresses "Dimensions in Design: The Evolving Role of Design in Business."

Haas Senior Lecturer Sara Beckman and other design experts address the topic "Dimensions in Design: The Evolving Role of Design in Business."

Thursday, November 5, 2009





    Tom Campbell, California gubernatorial candidate and former Dean of the Haas School speaking on "Political Leadership in a World of Suspicion"

Tom Campbell, California gubernatorial candidate and former Dean of the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, talks on "Political Leadership in a World of Suspicion" as part of the Deans Speaker Series.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009





    Matt Rogers, US Department of Energy, delivers the keynote address at the Haas Energy Institute launch event.

The Haas School celebrates the creation of its Energy Institute with a launch event and panel discussion focused on energy innovation. Keynote speaker, Matt Rogers, is senior adviser to US Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, who directs the disbursement of energy-related stimulus money.

Friday, October 30, 2009





    Global Unemployment, a panel discussion with John Quigley, J. Bradford DeLong, David Card, and Andrew Rose.

Despite recent upticks in the economy, the U.S. and worldwide employment picture continues to be bleak. Are we facing a "jobless recovery?" Did the international economic collapse in 2008-09 alter the labor market permanently? What employment patterns and prospects should we expect as global markets and economies recover? UC Berkeley scholars answered these questions, explored the role of international organizations such as the G20 in addressing them, and offered proposals to prevent protectionism and promote a global solution. Panel: John Quigley, Goldman School of Public Policy; J. Bradford DeLong, Department of Economics; David Card, Department of Economics; Andrew Rose, Haas School of Business

Wednesday, October 28, 2009





    Professor Oliver Williamson Nobel Prize News Coverage

News coverage of Professor Oliver Williamson's 2009 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. The Edgar F.

Monday, October 12, 2009





    Professor Oliver Williamson wins the 2009 Nobel Prize in Economics.

Hundreds of Haas School faculty, staff, and students toasted Professor Oliver Williamson today after he was named a winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. Williamson, the Edgar F.

Monday, October 12, 2009





    Professor Oliver Williamson's Nobel Prize day highlights.

Highlights of activities and celebration for Professor Oliver Williamson, recipient of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Economics.

Monday, October 12, 2009





    Pablo Spiller on why public contracts follow different rules than private contracts.

Political economist Pablo Spiller, the Jeffrey A. Jacobs Distinguished Professor in Business and Technology, discusses his research on government vs. private contracts. Spiller found that a fundamental difference between public and private contracting is the potential scrutiny of public contracts by opportunistic third parties.

Thursday, August 13, 2009





    Jennifer Chatman on smart management tips in an economic downturn.

Professor Jennifer Chatman, the Paul J. Cortese Distinguished Professor of Management at the Haas School of Business, provides four principles for managers to follow especially during difficult economic times.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009





    Associate Professor Cameron Anderson discusses how individuals who act like leaders - by speaking up and appearing confident - may be perceived as more competent.

Haas School Associate Professor Cameron Anderson discusses how individuals who act like leaders - by speaking up and appearing confident - may be perceived as more competent, even if their actual skills don't measure up.

Monday, June 22, 2009





    Tom Campbell, Adam Galinsky, and Pablo Spiller discuss "Which Ethical Lines Were Crossed?" as part of the Dean's Speaker Series on the financial turmoil.

Tom Campbell, Adam Galinsky, and Pablo Spiller discuss "Which Ethical Lines Were Crossed?" This is the fifth event in the ongoing Dean's Speaker Series on the financial turmoil, featuring Haas experts examining the implications of the global economic crisis.

Thursday, December 11, 2008





    Panel: the financial turmoil's impact on real estate.

Panelists include Joe Cook of Cushman & Wakefield, Sean Flannery of Wells Fargo, Dave White of Prudential Real Estate Investors, and Ezra Mersey, founder of Jackson Pacific Ventures.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008





    The current economic turmoil & the entrepreneur: the impact on new venture financing and survival.

Jerome S. Engel, Executive Director, Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, presents a panel discussion with Haas School Professor Jim Wilcox; Brian Atwood, Managing Director, Versant Ventures; Mike Gridley, Principal, Industry Ventures; and Garrett Gruener, Co-Founder and Director, Alta Partners.

Thursday, October 23, 2008





    Haas faculty hold impromptu teach-in on financial turmoil.

Haas School Professors Jim Wilcox, Hayne Leland, and Dwight Jaffee respond to the escalation of the financial crisis by the collapse of Lehman Brothers and AIG and the overall market’s downward spiral in an impromptu teach-in.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008





    In “Stakeholders vs. Shareholders,” Haas faculty debate, "Whom exactly should business serve?" In this Oxford-style debate, the faculty were assigned points of view to debate, rather than debating their own views.

In “Stakeholders vs. Shareholders,” Haas faculty debate, "Whom exactly should business serve?" Professors Ernesto Dal Bó and Dean Rich Lyons speak from the stakeholder point of view. Professors Hayne Leland and David Vogel champion shareholders.

Monday, September 8, 2008





    David Vogel, Haas School professor and Robert Reich, former US Secretary of Labor debate corporate social responsibility.

David Vogel, Haas School Professor and Robert Reich, former US Secretary of Labor debate "Corporate Social Responsibility: Is it Responsible?" Vogel, a business ethics expert, is also a professor in Berkeley's Political Science Department and an affiliate professor in the Goldman School of Public Policy.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008





    Haas School professor Laura Tyson discusses emerging markets during the Asia Business Conference.

Dr. Laura Tyson, formerly dean of Haas School of Business and London Business School discusses the theme “Global Ambition.

Saturday, March 15, 2008





    Haas School faculty experts debated the impact of the economic downturn on US and global economies.

Haas School faculty experts debated the impact of the economic downturn on US and global economies.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008





    Haas School Dean Tom Campbell gives the Annual Bank of America Walter E. Hoadley Economic Forecast to the Commonwealth Club of California.

Haas School Dean Tom Campbell gives the Annual Bank of America Walter E. Hoadley Economic Forecast to the Commonwealth Club of California

Wednesday, January 30, 2008





    "Discovering and Launching New Product Blockbusters," with Haas School professor emeritus David Aaker; senior lecturer Sara L. Beckman; Kay-Yut Chen, Ph.D., principal scientist, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories; and moderator Rashi Glazer.

Inside Innovation Conference Panel, "Discovering and Launching New Product Blockbusters," with Haas School professor emeritus David Aaker; senior lecturer Sara L. Beckman; Kay-Yut Chen, Ph.D., principal scientist, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories; and moderator Rashi Glazer.

Saturday, November 17, 2007





    "Creating Value in a Global Marketplace," with Haas School Professors Raymond Miles, David Mowery, and David Teece; Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Strategic Planning Steven Tadelis; and moderator David Vogel.

Inside Innovation Conference Panel, "Creating Value in a Global Marketplace," with Haas School professors Raymond Miles, David Mowery, and David Teece; associate professor and associate dean for strategic planning Steven Tadelis; and moderator David Vogel.

Saturday, November 17, 2007





    "Breaking Tradition -- Driving Growth" with Henry W. Chesbrough, Adjunct Professor and Executive Director, Center for Open Innovation; Lee Fleming, Associate Professor, Harvard Business School; Haas School Professor John Morgan; Haas School Professor Pabl

Inside Innovation Conference Panel, "Breaking Tradition -- Driving Growth" with Henry W. Chesbrough, Adjunct Professor and Executive Director, Center for Open Innovation; Lee Fleming, Associate Professor, Harvard Business School; Haas School professor John Morgan; Haas School professor Pablo Spiller; and moderator Adam Berman.

Saturday, November 17, 2007





    Is the world really flat? Profs. Rose and Lyons level each other.

Professors Andrew Rose and Richard Lyons discuss Thomas Friedman's recently updated book The World Is Flat.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006





    The impact of Hurricane Katrina, session 3: Rebuilding New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.

Speakers: Assistant Prof. Tom Davidoff, Prof. Mary Comerio. Moderator: Prof. Dwight Jaffee

Friday, October 14, 2005





    The impact of Hurricane Katrina, session 2: Effective managing and leadership during and after a crisis.

Speakers: Prof. Karlene Roberts, Prof. Nora Silver, Coast Guard Lieutenant Commander Michael Lebsack. Moderator: Prof. Pino Audia

Friday, October 14, 2005





    The impact of Hurricane Katrina, session 1: Economic and business impact of Hurricane Katrina on the US.

Speakers: Prof. James Wilcox, Prof. Severin Borenstein, Prof. Robert Bea, Prof. Raymond Seed. Moderator: Haas School Dean Rich Lyons

Friday, October 14, 2005





    "Investing in Emerging Markets: China, India, and Russia:" Seven videos on the challenges and opportunities for business growth and investment in the three fastest growing economies in the world.

Investing in Emerging Markets: China, India, and Russia": seven videos on the challenges and opportunities for business growth and investment in the three fastest growing economies in the world.

Friday, October 7, 2005





    Haas School lecturer Steven Wood delivers the 2005 undergradate commencement address.

At Haas since 1993, Wood has taught the core undergraduate class in macroeconomics since 1999. He has twice been nominated for the Earl F.

Sunday, May 22, 2005





    Rose vs. Lyons debate, "The US dollar: Will the bottom fall out?"

Acting Dean Rich Lyons and Professor Andy Rose debate before the East Bay Chapter of the Haas Alumni Network.

Tuesday, February 8, 2005





    Faculty Panel on Corporate Governance: A Haas Alumni Network Event.

Against a backdrop of business scandals, Haas faculty experts analyze corporate governance and business ethics.

Monday, December 29, 2003





    Haas Professors Debate on Multilateral Trade Liberalization.

Professors Andrew Rose and David Vogel go head-to-head in a debate over whether the US should participate in multilateral trade liberalization.

Wednesday, April 23, 2003





    Outlook for Commercial and Residential Real Estate Markets: A Haas Alumni Network Event.

Is there a housing price bubble in the Bay Area? Have the office markets bottomed yet? Which real estate markets are healthiest in 2003? Ken Rosen, Haas School professor and chair of the Fisher Center for Real Estate & Urban Economics, speaks at San Francisco's World Trade Club.

Wednesday, March 12, 2003





    Economic Consequences of Iraqi Crisis: Haas School Economics Faculty in Discussion.

"The Conflict With Iraq: What Are the Economic Consequences?" features Professors Andrew K. Rose and Janet L. Yellen, with an overview by Haas School Dean Tom Campbell.

Monday, November 25, 2002





    Economic Outlook Forum 2001.

Dean Laura Tyson, Associate Dean Ben Hermalin and Professors Janet Yellen, Hal Varian, Ken Rosen, Rich Lyons, Dwight Jaffee, Jerry Engel and Severin Borenstein present a review of economic conditions in the United States in the wake of the events of September 11 and the ongoing war on terrorism.

Friday, November 9, 2001





    Severin Borenstein on The Trouble with the California Electricity Market (and Some Solutions).

What went wrong with California's electricity restructuring in 2000 and 2001? How can the state recover from the precarious supply situation it put itself in? Does the California crisis have lessons for other states that are restructuring? In this talk, Severin Borenstein, E.T.

Friday, January 19, 2001





    Actor and Philanthropist Paul Newman Speaks with Laura Tyson on Philanthropy in Business.

Actor and philanthropist Paul Newman inaugurates a new Haas School program, the Forum on Philanthropy in Business, with an informal chat with Dean Tyson. In this clip, Tyson asks him to describe his game plan.

Thursday, September 7, 2000