Laura Tyson

Dean, London Business School, London (invited)

Laura D’Andrea Tyson is dean of the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Tyson served in the Clinton Administration from January 1993 through December 1996. Between February 1995 and December 1996 she served as the President’s National Economic Adviser and was the highest ranking woman in the Clinton White House. Dr. Tyson was a key architect of President Clinton’s domestic and international policy agenda during his first term in office. As the Administration's top economic adviser, she managed all economic policy-making throughout the executive branch, serving as head of the National Economic Council. Dr. Tyson previously served as the sixteenth chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, the first woman to hold that post. Before joining the Clinton Administration, Dr. Tyson published a number of books and articles on industrial competitiveness and trade, including the highly acclaimed Who's Bashing Whom? Trade Conflict in High Technology Industries. She is a columnist for Business Week magazine and a commentator for Nightly Business Report. Dr. Tyson received a Ph.D. degree in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


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