Laura Tyson

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  • First Female Chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisors (1993-1995)
  • Director, National Economic Council (1995-1996)
  • First Female Dean of London Business School (2002-2006); Dean of Haas Business School (1998-2001)
  • Economic Advisor to Presidents Clinton and Obama

As an economist, policy-maker, professor, and former business school dean, Laura D'Andrea Tyson has long been a leading champion of ways to re-think the role of business in society. Currently a Professor and Director of the Institute for Business and Social Impact at the Haas School of Business and the chair of the Board of Trustees of the Blum Center for Developing Economies at the University of California, Berkeley, Tyson has also served as Dean of London Business School from 2002 through 2006 and as Dean of the Berkeley Haas School of Business from 1998 through 2001.

Frequently sought our for her economic insight from the highest levels of government, Tyson was a member of the US Department of State Foreign Affairs Policy Board (2011-2013) and served as a member of President Barack Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness (2011-2012). She was also a member of the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board (2009-2011). 

Tyson is currently a Senior Advisor at Credit Suisse Research Institute and The Rock Creek Group. Among the many other esteemed positions Tyson currently holds are:

  • Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress
  • Member of the Advisory Council of the Brookings Institution Hamilton Project
  • An advisory board member of Generation Investment Management, H&Q Asia Pacific, and the Observatory Group
  • Member of the Asia Commission of the Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Bay Area Council Economic Institute
  • Advisory committee member of the Presidential Leaders Scholars
  • Member of the international advisory council of Bocconi University
  • Advisor to the Alliance for Competitive Taxation
  • Special Advisor at the Berkeley Research Group
  • Member of the Fair Shake Commission on Income Inequality and Middle Class Opportunity
  • Serves on the economic advisory board of the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University Law School
  • Member of the Berggruen Institute on Governance’s Think Long Committee for California, 21st Century Council and Governance Index
  • Member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Women’s Empowerment
  • Member of the Boards of Directors of AT&T, CBRE Group Inc., and Silver Spring Networks and Lexmark International Inc.
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Jacobs Foundation, The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, and the Opportunity Institute

In addition to her economic work at the highest levels of governments and Fortune 500 companies, she is a leader in the blending of business and social change, exploring ways that for-purpose organizations can impact social change using for-profit principles, and vice versa. Additionally, she has tremendous experience and insight into global trade and trace policy, as she helped usher China into the WTO and was instrumental in the creation of NAFTA and other trade legislation.

 
  

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On behalf of the ACSA membership, I thank you for the thoughtful and articulate presentation you made...Given your great knowledge of the US and Global economy, and your unique ability to present a complex subject in a relaxed and clear fashion, we received a significant number of compliments from those attending the meeting for having engaged you. Simply put, everyone was highly impressed with you as an individual and as an absolute master of your subject matter.

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  • Callan Associates, Inc.
  • Nomura Securities Co. Ltd
  • Siemens Corporation
  • Commercial Real Estate Women of San Francisco
  • Northern Telecom
  • International Development Research Council
  • European PetroChemical Association
  • American Cotton Shippers Assn.
  • WesCorp
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Global Outlooks and the Challenge of Change

An economist interested in “real world” economic problems, Dr. Tyson has earned her reputation as an authority on U.S. economic competitiveness, global markets and the high-tech industry. In this presentation, Dr. Tyson articulates global economic issues and the real world challenges and ...

An economist interested in “real world” economic problems, Dr. Tyson has earned her reputation as an authority on U.S. economic competitiveness, global markets and the high-tech industry. In this presentation, Dr. Tyson articulates global economic issues and the real world challenges and opportunities facing world markets today.

China: Addressing the Realities of a New World Power

An authority on international economic issues, Laura Tyson draws from her tactical experience serving as a top economic advisor to Presidents Obama and Clinton to offer strategic insights into China’s increasing power in the global marketplace. ...

An authority on international economic issues, Laura Tyson draws from her tactical experience serving as a top economic advisor to Presidents Obama and Clinton to offer strategic insights into China’s increasing power in the global marketplace.

Strategic Business Survival and Growth

Dr. Tyson addresses the current economic situation and provides insights and strategic advice for business growth and success to navigate these challenging times. ...

Dr. Tyson addresses the current economic situation and provides insights and strategic advice for business growth and success to navigate these challenging times.

Gender Parity and Economic Performance: How Fixing Gender Gaps Can Fix the Economy

Economic prosperity is determined by a multitude of well-known factors. But recent research reveals a surprising new element: women’s rights as a powerful – but greatly overlooked – component of strong economies. As the co-author of the World Economic Forum's Gender Gap Report, Dr. ...

Economic prosperity is determined by a multitude of well-known factors. But recent research reveals a surprising new element: women’s rights as a powerful – but greatly overlooked – component of strong economies. As the co-author of the World Economic Forum's Gender Gap Report, Dr. Tyson speaks on the opportunities created by reducing gender gaps and how they dramatically influence global economies. In this speech, Dr. Tyson reveals why ignoring half of the world’s workforce means realizing only half of the world’s economic potential. Watch a video of Dr. Tyson delivering this speech at TEDxMarin 2013...

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<p><strong>Laura Tyson honored by Smith College for shattering glass ceilings  </strong></p>

Laura Tyson honored by Smith College for shattering glass ceilings 

Laura Tyson received her alma mater’s most distinguished award: The Smith College Medal. Presented annually to an elite group of the world’s most pioneering women, the award goes to those who have lived their lives in a manner that exemplifies “the true purpose” of a liberal arts education. Tyson, a renowned economist, was the first woman to chair the White House Council of Economic Advisors and first woman to serve as Dean of the London Business School. Tyson also served as Director of the National Economic Council and Dean of the Haas Business School. Her dedication to positive social change and long list of achievements have left “a trail of shattered glass ceilings.” Tyson’s acceptance speech, during which she encouraged students to, “do whatever you want, and if you hit a barrier just break it,” drew Twitter praise. Tyson continues to work for gender equality on a global scale serving as co-chair on the World Economic Forum’s Council on Women’s Empowerment.

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<p><span>For-purpose organizations can impact social change using For-profit principles</span></p>

For-purpose organizations can impact social change using For-profit principles

As an economist, policy-maker, professor, and former business school dean, Laura Tyson has long been a leading champion of ways to re-think the role of business in society. In addition to her economic work at the highest levels of governments and Fortune 500 companies, she is a leader in the blending of business and social change, exploring ways that For-Purpose organizations can impact social change using For-Profit principles, and vice versa.  Tyson was the first woman to hold many of her highest economic positions, and she remains a champion of policy work that advances women's rights and economic equity domestically and internationally; She co-chairs the World Economic Forum's Council on Women's Empowerment and is the co-author of the Global Gender Gap Report, which ranks nations on economic, political, education and health gender gaps.

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<p>Laura D'Andrea Tyson is Director of the Institute for Business and Social Impact at Haas School of Business, U.C. Berkeley.</p>

Laura D'Andrea Tyson is Director of the Institute for Business and Social Impact at Haas School of Business, U.C. Berkeley.

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Dr. Tyson addresses the current economic situation, global markets and high-tech industry with monthly articles on Project Syndicate.

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Laura D’Andrea Tyson is a Distinguished Professor of the Graduate School, Director of the Institute for Business and Social Impact at the Berkeley Haas School of Business. She is also the chair of the Board of Trustees of the Blum Center for Developing Economies at the University of California, Berkeley. She served as Dean of London Business School from 2002 through 2006 and as Dean of the Berkeley Haas School of Business from 1998 through 2001.

Tyson was a member of the US Department of State Foreign Affairs Policy Board from 2011to 2013. She served as a member of President Barack Obama’s Council on 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 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 Adviser from 1995 to 1996.

Tyson is currently a Senior Advisor at the Credit Suisse Research Institute, The Rock Creek Group, McKinsey Global Institute, and the Berkeley Research Group. She is a member of the Bay Area Council Economic Institute Board of Trustees. She is an advisory board member of Generation Investment Management, H&Q Asia Pacific, and the Observatory Group. She is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and a steering committee member of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth. She is on the Advisory Council of the Brookings Institution Hamilton Project and she serves on the economic advisory board of the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University Law School. She is a member of the advisory committee of the Presidential Leaders Scholars Program and a member of the international advisory council for Bocconi University.

She is a member of the Asia Commission of the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the Fair Shake Commission on Income Inequality and Middle Class Opportunity.

Tyson serves as an Advisor to the Alliance for Competitive Taxation.  She is a member of the Berggruen Institute on Governance’s Think Long Committee for California, 21st Century Council and Governance Index.  She is an advisory board member of the Women in Parliaments Global Forum and a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Women’s Empowerment. She is the co-author of Leave No One Behind, a report for the United Nation’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment.

Tyson is a member of the Boards of Directors of AT&T, CBRE Group Inc., Silver Spring Networks and Lexmark International Inc. She was a member of the Board of Directors of Morgan Stanley from 1997 through May 2016. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Jacobs Foundation, The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, and the Opportunity Institute.

Tyson is the author of numerous reports, case studies, academic papers and books on competitiveness, industrial policy, international trade, and sustainable business practices. She is the author of Who’s Bashing Whom? Trade Conflict in High Technology Industries, the co-author of the World Economic Forum Annual Gender Gap Report and the co-author of several case studies on sustainable business practices. 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 Project Syndicate.

Dr. Tyson has a summa cum laude undergraduate degree from Smith College and a PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.