November 12–13, 2015  •  San Francisco, CA
Laura Tyson

Laura Tyson
Professor & Director of Institute for Business and Social Impact, Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley

The on-demand economy has gotten the attention of many senior economists. Laura Tyson is one of those who understands how important it is to get this right. Her goal is to understand how technology can enhance the economic life of our country and the lives of the workers who keep that economy going.

- Tim O’Reilly

Quotes from Laura

How the benefits of smart machines are distributed will depend not on their design but on the design of smart policies appropriate for the new machine age.

Income inequality in the U.S. has risen to levels that threaten not only the growth of its economy but also the health of its democracy.


Laura D’Andrea Tyson is a professor and the director of the Institute for Business and Social Impact at the Haas School of Business 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 Credit Suisse Research Institute and The Rock Creek Group. She is a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and is on the Advisory Council of the Brookings Institution Hamilton Project. She is an advisory board member of Generation Investment Management and H&Q Asia Pacific. She is a member of the Economic Advisory Board of the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation. She is the chair of the Board of Trustees of the Blum Center for Developing Economies at the University of California, Berkeley and the Bay Area Council Economic Institute. Tyson is also an advisory committee member of the Presidential Leaders’ Scholars Program and is a member of the international advisory council of Bocconi University.

Tyson serves as an advisor to the Alliance for Competitive Taxation and as a special advisor at the Berkeley Research Group. She serves on the National Academies’ Board on Science, Technology and Economic Policy and is a member of its Innovation Policy Forum. She is a member of the Berggruen Institute on Governance’s Think Long Committee for California and 21st Century Council. She is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Women’s Empowerment.

Tyson is a member of the Boards of Directors of Morgan Stanley, AT&T, CBRE Group Inc., and Silver Spring Networks. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the non-profit Jacobs Foundation.

Tyson has written books and articles on industrial competitiveness and trade. She has also written opinion columns for many publications including BusinessWeek, The New York Times, and the Financial Times, and has made numerous television appearances on economic issues. She is on the editorial board of the International Economy and a regular regular contributor to Project Syndicate.

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