News & Events

The Economic and Business Implications of Covid-19

Through their research, Clausen Center faculty and visiting scholars are addressing the economic and business implications of the coronavirus pandemic, as well as policy approaches that may help lessen the damage to the global economy. The links below will take you to...

Jobs Aren’t Being Destroyed This Fast Elsewhere. Why Is That?

UC Berkeley economics professors Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman have published an article in The New York Times exploring what policymakers can do to protect jobs during the pandemic. They argue that the U.S. can prevent rampant unemployment and ease the way for...


Thank you to everyone who attended and participated at the Clausen Center’s 2019 Conference on Global Economic Issues. We are grateful for your support and collaboration. Opening Remarks Opening remarks were delivered by Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas (Director, Clausen...


Program Venue Transport Hotel Contact 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...

Prospect names Gabriel Zucman to world’s top 50 thinkers list

PROSPECT MAGAZINE SELECTS GABRIEL ZUCMAN FOR ITS 2019 TOP 50 THINKERS LIST Prospect has included Professor Gabriel Zucman (University of California Berkeley) in its annual list of the world's top 50 thinkers. The annual list pays tribute to the scientists,...

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...

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.