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Carl Shapiro - Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley. Berkeley, CA, US

Carl Shapiro Carl Shapiro

Professor of the Graduate School | Transamerica Chair in Business Strategy Emeritus | University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA, UNITED STATES

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Areas of Expertise (4)

Anti-trust Economics Design and Use of Patents Economics of Networks and Interconnection Industrial Organization Economics

About

Carl Shapiro is a Professor at Berkeley Haas and the Department of Economics at the University of California at Berkeley. He also is the Berkeley Haas Transamerica Professor of Business Strategy Emeritus.

Shapiro served as a Senate-confirmed Member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers during 2011 to 2012. For the two years immediately prior to that, he was the Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economics at the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice; he also held that position during 1995 to 1996. From 1998 to 2008, he served as Director of the Institute of Business and Economic Research at UC Berkeley.

Shapiro has been editor and co-editor of the Journal of Economic Perspectives and a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, among other honors. He earned his PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1981, taught at Princeton University during the 1980s, and served on the faculty at UC Berkeley since 1990.

Shapiro has published extensively in the areas of industrial organization, competition policy, patents, the economics of innovation, the design and use of patents, and competitive strategy.

Shapiro is the co-author, with Hal R. Varian, of "Information Rules: A Strategic Guide to the Network Economy," published by the Harvard Business School Press. "Information Rules" has received critical acclaim for its application of economic principles to the Information Economy and has been widely read by managers and adopted for classroom use.

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Education (3)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: PhD, Economics

UC Berkeley: MA, Mathematics

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: BS, Mathematics and Economics

Honors & Awards (5)

Economist of the Year, Global Competition Review

2017

Susan Bies Lecture on Economics and Public Policy

Northwestern University
2015

Distinguished Fellow, Industrial Organization Society

2013

Award for Excellence in Teaching, MBA Program, Haas School of Business

Honorable Mention, 1999-2000

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program, 60th Anniversary Awardee

One of 60 Awardees selected from over 45,000 Fellows

Selected External Service & Affiliations (3)

  • Senior Consultant: Charles River Associates
  • Consultant: a wide range of private clients, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the Federal Trade Commission
  • Research Associate: National Bureau of Economic Research

Positions Held (1)

At Haas since 1990

2018 - present, Professor of the Graduate School
2018 - present, Transamerica Professor of Business Strategy Emeritus, Haas School
2011 - 2012, Member, President's Council of Economic Advisers
2009 - 2011 and 1995 - 1996, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economics, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice
1994-2017, Transamerica Professor of Business Strategy, Haas School
1990-2017, Professor Business and Economics, UC Berkeley
1980 - 1990, Professor, Woodrow Wilson School and Department of Economics, Princeton University

Selected Papers & Publications (11)

Antitrust in a Time of Populism International Journal of Industrial Organization

Carl Shapiro

February 2018

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Horizontal Mergers, Market Structure, and Burdens of Proof Yale Law Journal

Herbert Hovenkamp & Carl Shapiro

May 2018

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How Antitrust Law Can Make FRAND Commitments More Effective Yale Law Journal

A. Douglas Melamed & Carl Shapiro

May 2018

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Whither Antitrust Enforcement in the Trump Administration? Antitrust Source

Steven C. Salop & Carl Shapiro

2017

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Patent Remedies American Economic Review: Papers & Proceedings

Carl Shapiro

2016

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The Actavis Inference: Theory and Practice Rutgers University Law Review

Carl Shapiro, Aaron Edlin, Scott Hemphill, and Herbert Hovenkamp

2015

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Competition and Innovation: Did Arrow Hit the Bull’s Eye?, The Rate and Direction of Inventive Activity Revisited

Carl Shapiro

2012

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The 2010 Horizontal Merger Guidelines: From Hedgehog to Fox in Forty Years Antitrust Law Journal

Carl Shapiro

2010

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How Strong Are Weak Patents? American Economic Review

Carl Shapiro and Joseph Farrell

2008

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Patent Hold-Up and Royalty Stacking Texas Law Review

Carl Shapiro and Mark A. Lemley

2007

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Probabilistic Patents Journal of Economic Perspectives

Carl Shapiro and Mark A. Lemley

2005

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Teaching (1)

Economic Analysis for Business Decisions

BA 201A

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