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Michael Katz - Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley. Berkeley, CA, US

Michael Katz Michael Katz

Professor Emeritus, Haas School of Business & Department of Economics | Sarin Chair in Strategy and Leadership | Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA, UNITED STATES

Areas of Expertise (4)

Economics of Networks Industries

Intellectual Property Licensing

Telecommunications Policy

Cooperative Research and Development

Education (2)

Oxford University: PhD, Economics

Harvard University: AB, Economics

Summa Cum Laude

Honors & Awards (5)

Chairman’s Special Achievement Award, Federal Communications Commission

1996

Earl F. Cheit Award for Excellence in Teaching, Full-Time MBA Program

1989, 1993 (Honorable Mention 1997, 2000)

Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow

1985-1988

National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow

1978-1981

John H. Williams Prize

Awarded to the Harvard College economics graduate with the best overall record
1978

Selected External Service & Affiliations (3)

  • Co-editor, Journal of Economics & Management Strategy
  • Editorial board member, Information Economics and Policy, California Management Review
  • Member, Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, The National Academies, Committee on Wireless Technology Prospect and Policy Options, The National Academies

Positions Held (1)

At Haas since 1987

2003 – present, Sarin Chair in Strategy and Leadership, Haas School of Business
2009 – 2012, Director, Institute for Business Innovation, Haas School of Business
2003 – 2004, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Haas School of Business
2001 – 2003, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economic Analysis, Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice
1995 – 2003, Edward J. and Mollie Arnold Professor of Business Administration, Haas School of Business
1994 – 1996, Chief Economist, Federal Communications Commission
1989 – 1995, Professor, Haas School of Business, and Economics Department, UC Berkeley
1987 – 1989, Associate Professor, Haas School of Business, and Economics Department, UC Berkeley
1981 – 1987, Assistant Professor of Economics, Princeton University

Media Appearances (3)

Why these experts think antitrust changes to big tech won't be sweeping

CNBC  online

2019-06-10

In this news segmant, Prof. Emeritus Michael Katz, Sarin Chair in Strategy and Leadership, discusses ongoing antitrust probes into big tech firms. He said he doesn't think the industry will see big sweeping changes any time soon. "I do believe the angencies are going to look closely at big tech," he said, "but I think it's going to be much more drawn out."

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AT&T calls on more expert witnesses to undermine DOJ's antitrust lawsuit

CNN Business  

2018-06-06

AT&T introduced two more expert witnesses on Monday, as lawyers for the defense continued to question the credibility of the government's experts in the lawsuit to stop the telecom company's bid to take over Time Warner.
Professor Michael Katz of the University of California, Berkeley, a former Federal Communications Commission and Justice Department official, testified that Time Warner's arbitration offer to distributors will hold down price increases.

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Intelligence squared US: Should net neutrality be saved?

WNYC  online

2018-06-01

The Federal Communications Commission’s decision to end net neutrality regulations has fueled a national debate about the fate of the internet. Prof. Michael Katz, Sarin Chair in Strategy and Leadership, discusses the future of the policy.

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Selected Papers & Publications (9)

Health and Taxes:The Economic Report of the President on Improving Incentives for Health Care Spending Journal of Economic Literature

Michael L. Katz

2006

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Observable Contracts as Commitments: Interdependent Contracts and Moral Hazard Journal of Economics & Management Strategy

Michael L. Katz

2006

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Your Network or Mine? The Economics of Routing Rule RAND Journal of Economics

Michael L. Katz and Benjamin E. Hermalin

2006

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Should Good Patents Come in Small Packages? A Welfare Analysis of Intellectual Property Bundling, International Journal of Industrial Organization

Michael L. Katz and Richard J. Gilbert

2006

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Privacy, Property Rights & Efficiency: The Economics of Privacy as Secrecy Quantitative Marketing and Economics

Michael L. Katz and Benjamin E. Hermalin

2006

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Competition or Predation? Consumer Coordination, Strategic Pricing, and Price Floors in Network Markets, Journal of Industrial Economics

Michael L. Katz and Joseph Farrell

2005

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Sender or Receiver: Who Should Pay to Exchange an Electronic Message? RAND Journal of Economics

Michael L. Katz and Benjamin E. Hermalin

2004

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An Economist’s Guide to US v. Microsoft Journal of Economic Perspective

Michael L. Katz and Richard J. Gilbert

2001

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Innovation, Rent Extraction, and Integration in Systems Markets Journal of Industrial Economics

Michael L. Katz and Joseph Farrell

2000

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Teaching (1)

Competition and Corporate Strategy in Network Markets

MBA, EWMBA