Faculty profiles

Members of the Economics Department

Michael Katz

Sarin Chair in Strategy and Leadership; Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics

Industrial organization and applied theory
Current Research
Telecommunications policy; the economics of intellectual property; competitive and corporate strategy
Current Status
Ph.D. Oxford University, 1982
Research Interests
Markets characterized by network externalities; the licensing of intellectual property rights; game playing agents; contract renegotiation

About Michael Katz

Michael Katz has taught at Berkeley since 1987. He holds the Sarin Chair in Strategy and Leadership and professorships in both the Economics Department and the Haas School of Business, where he is a member of the Economic Analysis and Policy Group. Professor Katz has served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economic Analysis in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice; Chief Economist at the Federal Communications Commission, where he received the Chairman's Special Achievement Award; and Assistant Professor of Economics at Princeton University. He is a two-time recipient of the Earl F. Cheit Award for Excellence in Teaching and was an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow. He received his Ph.D. from Oxford University.