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Laura Tyson

Senior Fellow

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 to 2006, and as dean of the Berkeley Haas School of Business from 1998 to 2001.

Tyson was a member of the U.S. Department of State Foreign Affairs Policy Board from 2011 to 2013. She served as a member of President Barack Obama’s Council of 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 Bill 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 advisor from 1995 to 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 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 currently serves as 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 on the Committee for Responsible Federal Budget. She 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. She is a member of the Think Long Committee for California, 21st Century Council, and the Governance Project of the Berggruen Institute. She is the co-chair 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 nonprofit 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 she has made numerous television appearances on economic issues. She is on the editorial board of the International Economy. She is a regular contributor to the New York Times’ Economix blog, Project Syndicate, and the Financial Times A-list.