John Zysman

Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley

Co-Founder and Director, BRIE

A.B., Harvard University
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology



Professor Zysman received his B.A at Harvard and his Ph.D. at MIT. He has written has extensively on European and Japanese policy and corporate strategy; his interests also include comparative politics, Western European politics, and political economy. Professor Zysman's publications include The Highest Stakes: The Economic Foundations of the Next Security System (Oxford University Press, 1992), Manufacturing Matters: The Myth of the Post-Industrial Economy (Basic Books, 1987), and Governments, Markets, and Growth: Finance and the Politics of Industrial Change (Cornell University Press, 1983).

M.S., UC San Diego
Ph.D., Cornell University



Professor Kenney has been the Senior Project Director at the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy for the last two decades and is now a Senior Fellow at the Research Institute for the Finnish Economy. Starting in 2017, He became an Affiliated Professor at the Instituto di Management at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna.  He was the Arthur Andersen Distinguished Visitor at the University of Cambridge and has been a visiting scholar at the Copenhagen Business School, Hitotsubashi, Kobe, Stanford, Tokyo Universities, and UC San Diego.

Laura D. Tyson

Interim Dean, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

Distinguished Professor of the Graduate School
Faculty Director, Institute for Business & Social Impact
Haas Business and Public Policy Group 



PhD, Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
BA, Economics, Smith College



Professor Laura Tyson originally joined the Haas School of Business’ faculty in 1990 as a professor. Now, Tyson is a distinguished professor at the business school and serves as the faculty director of the Haas Institute for Business & Social Impact, which she helped launch in 2013, according to the press release.

Outside of UC Berkeley, Tyson served as the chair of former president Bill Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisers from 1993 to 1995 and directed the White House National Economic Council from 1995 to 1996. Tyson is also a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Furthermore, Tyson co-founded Work and Intelligent Tools and Systems, or WITS, which explores artificial intelligence, digital learning and their impact on the world.