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Gabriel Zucman wins Bernacer Prize

GABRIEL ZUCMAN, WINNER OF THE 18TH EDITION OF THE BERNÁCER PRIZE The 2018 Bernácer Prize has been awarded to Professor Gabriel Zucman (University of California Berkeley) “for his influential research on wealth inequality and the redistributive effects of...


UC Berkeley's Clausen Center for International Business and Policy will hold its 3rd biennial Conference on Global Economic Issues on Saturday, November 16, 2019. As in previous years, this invitation-only event will host prominent economists, policymakers, and...

Emi Nakamura named Clark Medalist 2019

Emi Nakamura, Clark Medalist 2019 American Economic Association Honors and Awards Committee April 2019 Emi Nakamura is an empirical macroeconomist who has greatly increased our understanding of price-setting by firms and the effects of monetary and fiscal policies....

April 5, 2019 Future of Social Ventures Conference

UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business holds its annual Future of Social Ventures Conference, bringing together members of the social impact community to advance practice, learning, and acceleration for social ventures. This year’s conference celebrates the 20th...

April 6, 2019 Africa Business Forum

The Berkeley-Haas Africa Business Club held its 5th Annual Africa Business Forum to explore and discuss how to position Africa’s challenges as opportunities with other visionaries, thought leaders and home-grown innovation enablers.  

The best 10 Young Economists

The best young economists Our pick of the decade’s eight best young economists They mostly want to change the world, not just fathom it From The Economist, Dec 18th 2018 “The solution in Vietnam”, said William DePuy, an American general in 1966, “is more bombs, more...

Replication Seminars

This workshop consists of roughly once a semester presentations on methodological topics relevant to macroeconomics and international finance, broadly defined, intended to aid PhD students embarking on their own research.

Coping with Global Backlash: National Economic Strategies and Business-Government Relations

This conference will focus on three major themes in the global economy: the global backlash against the liberal trade order, national industrial strategies in key states, and the effect of technological change on the global economic order. Over two days, participants will examine empirical trends within these three areas and their likely impacts on global trade. The conference will close with a forum of participants from leading multinational corporations on business-government relations in this new global context. The participants in the conference will include prominent academics and members of the business community both from the United States and abroad.

Macro Colloquium

This workshop consists of semi-regular meetings for a combination of presentations of different lengths, including preliminary work, on topics related to macroeconomics and international finance, broadly defined. The presenters are UC Berkeley PhD students, faculty, and visitors.

Student-Faculty Macro Lunch

This workshop consists of one-hour informal presentations on topics related to macroeconomics and international finance, broadly defined. The presenters are UC Berkeley PhD students, faculty, and visitors.

Nobel Laureate Jean Tirole Lecture

Jean Tirole, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics will give the Joan and Egon von Kaschnitz Lecture this Spring. The public Lecture will be based on Professor Tirole’s book “Economics for the Common Good”

The lecture is sponsored by the Clausen Center and the Gilbert Center.

Cost Of Democracy: Political Finance In India

A talk by political economist, Dr. Milan Vaishnav on his new book When Crime Pays: Money and Muscle in Indian Politics, the first thorough study of the co-existence of crime and democratic processes in Indian politics.

The event is co-sponsor with the Institute for South Asia Studies and Institute of International Studies.

2018 Global Social Venture Competition

The 2018 Global Finals will be hosted by our partner the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan, Italy, April 12-13. The top 19 social ventures of the Global Social Venture Competition, selected from 550 applicants worldwide, will give their final presentations to conference attendees and judges as they compete for $80,000 in prize money. Past winners and finalists include organizations such as Revolution Foods, Samasource, Sanergy, and BLITAB.

2018 Africa Business Forum

Join the 2018 Haas Africa Business Forum to to explore these trends and discuss challenges and opportunities in Africa with other visionaries, thought leaders and game changers.

Conference on Global Economic Issues 2017

Program Venue Transport Hotel Contact UC Berkeley's Clausen Center for International Business and Policy will hold its biennial Conference on Global Economic Issues on Saturday, November 18, 2017. Confirmed speakers include Ilan Goldfajn, President of the Banco...

Macro/Growth/International Reading Group

Each semester a member of the Clausen Center leads a group of PhD student in an in-depth examination of recent academic papers on macroeconomics and international finance. Graduate students summarize the paper examined and the discussion covers theoretical...

International Trade Lunch Seminar

The Student-Faculty trade workshop at UC Berkeley meets weekly. All topics broadly related to international trade (including trade, economic geography, urban economics, multinational production, firm heterogeneity, misallocation, etc) are welcome.

International Trends in Financing Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The aim of workshop is to bring together leading scholars who study the financing of innovation and entrepreneurship in a variety of countries. It will explore various institutional, legal, and financial sector developments that affect the creation of entrepreneurial firms and technological innovation, their rate of success, the dynamism of incumbent firms, and their different contributions to economic development. .

The Euro Crisis: A Look Back and a Look Forward

Barry Eichengreen, Professor of Economics and Political Science at UC Berkeley will provide a retrospective on the euro crisis — which aspects were a surprise and which were predictable — and sketch a viable way forward for the Eurozone.

Africa Business Forum

The big-picture theme of 3rd annual Berkeley-Haas Africa Business Forum is how technology is disrupting every industry on the continent.

Bridge 2017 Asia Business Conference

Celebrating its 17th year, Bridge is the premier student-led conference that connects those seeking greater involvement with business in Asia, the most dynamic region of the world. It is a one-day conference featuring inspiring keynote presentations, in-depth panel...

Global Social Venture Competition 2017

The Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC) empowers the next generation of social entrepreneurs by providing them with mentoring, exposure, and over $80,000 in prizes to transform their ideas into ventures that address the world’s most pressing challenges. Teams...

Do As We Say and Not As We Do: Crisis Response and Post Crisis Results in the Nordic and Baltic Countries

Prof. Hilmarsson discusses crisis response in 2008-09 and post crisis results in the Nordic and Baltic countries, exploring the influence of Nordic-Baltic financial sector linkages on economic and social outcomes in the Baltic States. The presentation is a joint event by the Clausen Center and Institute of European Economic Studies, and is moderated by Maria Carkovic.