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Michael Katz


  • Director, Institute for Business Innovation & Sarin Chair in Strategy and Leadership, Berkeley's Haas School of Business
  • Senior Consultant, Compass Lexecon Berkeley, California

Experience & Areas of Interest:

Dr. Katz served 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. He also served as former 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 Information Economics and Policy, The Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, and The Journal of Industrial Economics.


  • A.B. Economics, Harvard University, Summa cum Laude
  • D.Phil. Economics, fOxford University

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