Ann E. Harrison to Be the Next Dean of Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley has announced that economist Ann E. Harrison will be the next dean of the Haas School of Business at the university. She will take office on January 1.

Carol Christ, chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley, stated that “Professor Harrison is an accomplished administrator as well as a world-class economist who has dedicated her career to creating forward-looking policies in development economics, international trade, and global labor markets.”

Currently, Dr. Harrison is the William H. Wurster Professor of Multinational Management and professor of business economics and public policy at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Before joining the faculty at Wharton in 2012, Dr. Harrison was director of development policy at the World Bank. She taught in the department of agricultural and resource economics at Berkeley from 2001 to 2011.

Professor Harrison is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, where she double majored in economics and history. She holds a Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University in New Jersey. She is the co-editor of The Factory-Free Economy: Outsourcing, Servitization, and the Future of Industry (Oxford University Press, 2017).

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