Laura D’Andrea Tyson is a professor at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. She served as dean of London Business School from 2002–2006, and as dean of the Haas School of Business from 1998–2001.
Tyson is a member of the U.S. Department of State Foreign Affairs Policy Board. From 2011–2013, Tyson served as a member of President Barack Obama’s Council of Jobs and Competitiveness, and from 2009–2011, she was a member of the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board. She served in the Clinton administration and was the chair of the Council of Economic Advisers (1993–1995) and the president’s national economic adviser (1995–1996).
Tyson is currently a senior advisor at the McKinsey Global Institute, 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 Pave, Inc., Newman’s Own, Generation Investment Management, H&Q Asia Pacific, and Tykoon. She is the chair of the Board of Trustees for the Blum Center for Developing Economies, Jacobs Foundation, and the Bay Area Council Economic Institute. She is an advisor to the Alliance for Competitive Taxation and Samsung SDS. She is a special advisor at the Berkeley Research Group and is a commissioner at the Committee for Responsible Federal Budget. Tyson is also a member of the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation and the Henry Jackson Initiative Task Force for Inclusive Capitalism. She serves on the National Academies’ Board on Science, Technology and Economic Policy and is a member of its Innovation Policy Forum. Tyson is also a member of Nicolas Berggruen’s Think Long Committee for California and 21st Century Council. She is the co-chair of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Women’s Empowerment. She serves on the Boards of Directors of Morgan Stanley, AT&T, CBRE Group Inc., and Silver Spring Networks.
Tyson has written books and articles on industrial competitiveness and trade. She has also written opinion columns for many publications including Bloomberg 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 contributes to the New York Times Economix blog, Project Syndicate, and the Financial Times A-list.