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Laura D'Andrea Tyson

Laura D’Andrea Tyson is a Distinguished Professor of the Graduate School, Director of the Institute for Business and Social Impact at the Berkeley Haas School of Business. She is also the chair of the Board of Trustees of the Blum Center for Developing Economies at the University of California, Berkeley. She served as Dean of London Business School from 2002 through 2006 and as Dean of the Berkeley Haas School of Business from 1998 through 2001.

Tyson was a member of the US Department of State Foreign Affairs Policy Board from 2011to 2013. She served as a member of President Barack Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness from 2011 to 2012 and as a member of the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board from 2009 to 2011.  

Tyson was a member of President Clinton’s cabinet between 1993 and 1996. She was the Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers from 1993 to 1995.  She was the Chair of the National Economic Council and the President’s National Economic Adviser from 1995 to 1996.

Tyson is currently a Senior Advisor at the Credit Suisse Research Institute, The Rock Creek Group, McKinsey Global Institute, and the Berkeley Research Group. She is a member of the Bay Area Council Economic Institute Board of Trustees. She is an advisory board member of Generation Investment Management, H&Q Asia Pacific, and the Observatory Group. She is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and a steering committee member of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth. She is on the Advisory Council of the Brookings Institution Hamilton Project and she serves on the economic advisory board of the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University Law School. She is a member of the advisory committee of the Presidential Leaders Scholars Program and a member of the international advisory council for Bocconi University.

She is a member of the Asia Commission of the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the Fair Shake Commission on Income Inequality and Middle Class Opportunity. 

Tyson serves as an Advisor to the Alliance for Competitive Taxation.  She is a member of the Berggruen Institute on Governance’s Think Long Committee for California, 21st Century Council and Governance Index.  She is an advisory board member of the of Women in Parliaments Global Forum and a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Women’s Empowerment. She is the co-author of Leave No One Behind, a report for the United Nation’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment.

Tyson is a member of the Boards of Directors of AT&T, CBRE Group Inc., and Silver Spring Networks. She was a member of the Board of Directors of Morgan Stanley from 1997 through May 2016. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Jacobs Foundation, The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, and the Opportunity Institute.

Tyson is the author of numerous reports, case studies, academic papers and books on competitiveness, industrial policy, international trade, and sustainable business practices. She is the author of Who’s Bashing Whom? Trade Conflict in High Technology Industries, the co-author of the World Economic Forum Annual Gender Gap Report and the co-author of several case studies on sustainable business practices. She has also written opinion columns for many publications including BusinessWeek, The New York Times and the Financial Times and she has made numerous television appearances on economic issues. She is on the editorial board of the International Economy. She is a regular contributor to Project Syndicate.

Dr. Tyson has a summa cum laude undergraduate degree from Smith College and a PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.