Members of the Economics Department
Benjamin E. Hermalin
Thomas & Alison Schneider Distinguished Professor of Finance and Professor of Economics
About Benjamin E. Hermalin
Ben Hermalin is a noted expert on corporate governance, leadership, and the economics of organization. He has published over 40 peer-reviewed journal articles, including in top journals such as the American Economic Review, Econometrica, the RAND Journal, and the Journal of Finance. He holds professorships in both the Economics Department and in Berkeley's Haas School of Business, where he is the Thomas & Alison Schneider Distinguished Professor of Finance. He served as the Economics Department Chair from 2005 - 2008, Chair of the Academic Senate from 2015-20016, and is currently serving as the Vice Provost for the Faculty. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the NBER. Professor Hermalin received his PhD from MIT in 1988, the same year he joined UC Berkeley as assistant professor in the Department of Economics and the School of Business. He became a full professor in 1998.