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Michael L. Katz Biography


Michael L. Katz holds the Sarin Chair in Strategy and Leadership at the University of California, Berkeley痴 Haas School of Business. He also holds an appointment as professor in the Department of Economics. He is a four-time finalist for the Earl F. Cheit award for outstanding teaching and has won it twice.

Dr. Katz served in the Bush Administration as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economic Analysis in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice from September 2001 through January 2003. He directed a staff of approximately fifty-five economists and oversaw the analysis of economic issues arising in both merger and non-merger enforcement.

Dr. Katz served in the Clinton Administration as Chief Economist of the Federal Communications Commission from January 1994 through January 1996. He participated in the formulation and analysis of policies toward all industries under Commission jurisdiction, including broadcasting, cable, telephone, and wireless communications.

Dr. Katz has published numerous articles on the economics of networks industries, intellectual property, telecommunications policy, and antitrust enforcement. He is a member of the editorial boards of The California Management Review, Information Economics and Policy, and The Journal of Economics & Management Strategy. He also serves on the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board of the National Academies.

Dr. Katz holds an A.B. summa cum laude from Harvard University and a D.Phil. from Oxford University. Both degrees are in economics.


Updated January 2, 2024