March 5, 2015

Haas in the News

The Wall Street Journal
How ‘Orphan’ Wells Leave States Holding the Cleanup Bag
February 25, 2015
Associate Professor Lucas Davis, co-director of the Energy Institute at Haas, was quoted in an article about Wyoming’s abandoned gas wells due to contamination.

KGO 810 News
Gas Experts Weight In on State Price Increase and Torrance Refinery Explosion
February 20, 2015
Professor Severin Borenstein was quoted in an article highlighting increasing gas prices and the Torrance refinery explosion on Feb 18.

Inside Bay Area
Ellen Pao, Kleiner Perkins face off in $16M sex discrimination trial
February 20, 2015
Adjunct Assistant Professor Kellie McElhaney was quoted in an article covering the sex discrimination trial of Ellen Pao vs. venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

CNN Money
Female investors often beat men
February 19, 2015
Professor Terrance Odean commented how risk-conservative tendencies of female investors can make them smarter investors.

The Daily Californian
Localwise (more than a social enterprise)
February 18, 2015
MBA ’15 alumni Ben Hamlin and Maya Tobias were mentioned in an article featuring their startup Localwise, an online platform where local businesses can share recommendations of their favorite service providers.

Mother Jones
The Closer Republican and Democratic Senators Sit, the More They Disagree
February 18, 2015
Assistant Professor Sameer Srivastava provided insight into how physically bringing opposing partisan groups in the Senate closer together can lead to sharply divergent votes.

New York Times
Steep Fees and First-Class Prices, but Private Jets Are Available to More
February 16, 2015
Assistant Professor Clayton R. Critcher was quoted in an article about how the public’s growing accessibility to private jets is creating a market with which commercial airlines find it difficult to compete.

Why Great Leaders Embrace Uncertainty
February 11, 2015
Associate Professor Don Moore, the Lorraine Tyson Mitchell Chair in Leadership, was mentioned in an article about how leaders who embrace uncertainty tend to maintain and gain greater credibility over time.

Harvard Business Review
Smart Leaders Are OK with Seeming Uncertain
February 10, 2015
Associate Professor Don Moore wrote an article on how 100% confidence in leaders can ultimately lead to loss of credibility, due to the fact that those leaders leave no room for exploring all possibilities.

Fast Company
Why Being Politically Correct Fosters More Creative Ideas
February 10, 2015
Professor Jennifer Chatman and her recent study on political correctness were featured in an article that underscored how creating awareness of stereotypes improves group brainstorming.

Poets & Quants
Haas’ First EMBA Valedictorian
February 9, 2015
Laura Adint graduated this January as valedictorian of the inaugural Berkeley MBA for Executives class.

Study says political correctness, not irreverence, breeds creativity
January 29, 201
Professor Jennifer Chatman spoke about her co-authored study, which looks into how political correctness affects creativity within co-ed work groups.

Wine Curmudgeon
Could the Internet screw up direct shipping?
January 29, 2015
Professor Steve Tadelis was quoted in an article about his study on internet purchases, which shows that direct shipping isn’t a guarantee of better shopping experience.

How big banks turn prisons into profit centers
January 28, 2015
Professor Steve Tadelis was quoted in an article about how big banks use prisons as a source of profit through prison-issued debit cards.

How the global price slump is affecting Southern California’s oil and gas production
January 28, 2015
Professor Severin Borenstein provided insight into Southern California’s oil production, which has slowed.

Huffington Post
Obama’s SOTU? It’s His Post-White House Agenda
January 27, 2015
Ben Mangan, lecturer and executive director at the Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership, wrote about his take on President Obama’s bold State of the Union speech and its future implications.

Silicon Valley’s big acquisition mantra: Buy it, leave it alone
January 24, 2015
Professor Steve Tadelis was quoted in an article highlighting the growing Silicon Valley trend, where large corporations acquire brands – such as Google’s acquisition of Nest – and then allow their own autonomy.

Bloomberg Business
The Simple Reason People Keep Going to Davos
January 19, 2015
Professor Laura Tyson was quoted in a piece covering the annual Davos World Economic Forum where heads of states and executives meet to discuss business.

Small homes sell for big bucks in Palo Alto
January 16, 2015
Professor Nancy Wallace was quoted in an article covering both the rising popularity and home prices of Palo Alto, one of the most sought-after communities in the Bay Area.
“I can’t do this for another year!” – startups and entrepreneurship
January 15, 2015
Professor Ross Levine was quoted in an article about entrepreneurship’s appeal and large challenges, and the power of encouraging both current and future entrepreneurs through inspirational stories.

The Economist
Hidden in the long tail
January 10, 2015
Professor Steve Tadelis was quoted in an article about how e-commerce has led to new consumer behavior that maximizes benefits.

California Utilities and Solar Companies Battle Over Electricity Prices
November 24, 2014
Professor Severin Borenstein in Haas Economic Analysis and Policy Group stated that if people were aware of which electricity pricing system tier they are on, we would see more conservation.

SF Gate
Financial District high-rises being taken over by techies
November 24, 2014
Ken Rosen, chairman of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics at Haas, stated that as technology industry continues to expand, the technology companies are occupying more of the traditional office towers in San Francisco.

Los Angeles Times
Garcetti’s high-tech, innovation agenda faces old-school hurdles
November 22, 2014
Jennifer Chatman, professor in the Haas Management of Organizations Group, commented on Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti’s innovation initiatives, saying there is no reason that government employees cannot be as creative.

San Jose Mercury News
NFL-Tillman Military Scholar knows what it means to serve country
November 22, 2014
Mike Christman, MBA 16, was recognized at San Francisco 49ers football game as this year’s NFL-Tillman Military Scholar.

SF Gate
Obama’s immigration plan doesn’t grant tech world’s wishes
November 21, 2014
Associate Professor Steven Tadelis in Haas Business and Public Policy Group stated that it’s unlikely that Silicon Valley’s political support will stop, “given that much of the Silicon Valley leans Democratic.”

SF Gate
Analysis: In quest for cash, investors ignore execs’ misdeeds
November 19, 2014
Assistant Professor Jo-Ellen Pozner in Haas Management of Organizations Group commented on Uber’s recent controversy over smear campaign by pointing out that it’s a chance for taking stock on how the companies should be perceived in the media, how they conduct themselves, a re-evaluation of their public persona.

San Jose Mercury News
Quinn: Uber grapples with its aggressive image
November 18, 2014
Adjunct Assistant Professor Kellie McElhaney stated that companies should welcome their biggest critics to discuss the issues instead of lashing out the critics.

Culinary Institute’s School for “Foodpreneurs’ To Cook Up Innovation
November 17, 2014
Kristin Richmond and Kirsten Toby, MBA 06, first developed their idea for Revolution Foods in the Berkeley MBA course taught by then-Haas lecturer William Rosenzweig, who is now launching a MBA program focused on entrepreneurship in the food world.

How to succeed at your first job? Forget the paycheck
November 8, 2014
Kevin Chou, BS 02 and CEO of Kabam, shares three key lessons for life and career.

San Francisco Business Times
Are Republican gains in Congress bad news for the San Francisco real estate market?
November 5, 2014
Professor Kenneth Rosen, chair of Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, stated that the election of a Republican Congress will put more pressure on the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates more quickly than planned.

Reuters US News
HUD Secretary Julián Castro to Keynote California’s First Real Estate Summit
November 3, 2014
The Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics is one of the partner institutions of the “the Real Estate Summit: Partnering for Change in California,” an invitation-only summit that examined the state’s biggest economic and real estate challenges, including infrastructure, foreign investment, consumer trends, housing finance, affordability, and the business environment.

Bloomberg Businessweek
A Visit from Janet Napolitano and More at B-Schools This Week
November 3, 2014
Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California system and former Homeland Security secretary, shared lessons on leadership at Haas School of Business.

Mareeg Media
The Slow March to Gender Parity
November 2, 2014
Professor Laura Tyson in Haas Business and Public Policy Group points out the importance of increasing the economic participation and advancement of women as a way of improving economic growth. 

iMedia Connection
Creating your unique future
October 29, 2014
Professor David Teece states that in order to be successful, companies must develop dynamic capabilities that are unique to each company and rooted in the company’s history.

Nasty Wall St divorce battle ensnares biotech CEOs
October 28, 2014
Assistant Professor Jo-Ellen Pozner in Haas Management of Organizations Group stated that even if the allegations against two biotech CEOs regarding illegal drug use are false, the situation is a distraction for the companies and causes a legitimate concern for shareholders.

The Next Generation of Culinary Tourism: Traveling Spoon
October 27, 2014
Stephanie Lawrence and Aashi Vel, MBA 13, created Traveling Spoon to connect the best home cooks with travelers looking for meaningful food experiences in local homes.

El Librepensador
Las marcas según Aaker
October 24, 2014
Professor Emeritus David Aaker outlines 20 main principles of branding outlined in his 2014 book, “Aaker on Branding.”

Zuckerberg Talks His Way into Chinese Hearts and Minds
October 24, 2014
Visiting Professor Christopher Tang stated that Facebook needs to collaborate and coordinate with Beijing if it wants to succeed in China, and that knowing some basic Chinese and Chinese culture will go a long way.

USA Today
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella launches diversity effort
October 17, 2014
Professor Laura Kray, in the Haas Management of Organizations Group, stated that Microsoft CEO Nadella’s comments regarding female workers asking for a raise reflected a lack of sensitivity and lack of awareness of struggles that women face in the workplace, demonstrating how deeply rooted and widespread the problem is.

C.A.R. Convenes State’s First Real Estate Summit with Five Universities and Leading Experts
October 16, 2014
Ken Rosen, chair of Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics at Haas, is one of the keynote speakers at the “the Real Estate Summit: Partnering for Change in California” with five universities and leading experts.

Yahoo! News
Reaching Out MBA, Inc. Announces Fellowship for LGBTQ Graduate Students
October 15, 2014
The Haas School is partnering with Reaching Out MBA, the nation’s leading organization for LGBT graduate business students, to offer the Reaching Out MBA Fellowship.

Yahoo! News
Why one college president took a $90,000 annual pay cut
October 15, 2014
Professor David Levine’s research has shown that layoffs and budget cuts are more acceptable to lower-paid employees if executives share some of the pain, as shared values can inspire faculty and staff at the institution.

Positions and Promotions
Women under attack from both men and women
October 15, 2014
A study conducted by Professor Laura Kray and PhD candidate Alex Van Zandt   in the Haas Management of Organizations Group shed light on the fact that both men and women were targeting women with more deception than men.

Bloomberg Businessweek
College Choice Publishes 2015 Ranking of Top 50 MBA Programs 
October 15, 2014
The Haas School ranked #4 in a ranking of the top fifty MBA programs in the U.S. published by College Choice.

The most lucrative seven-figure MBA degrees
October 14, 2014
Berkeley-Haas placed fourth in a ranking of the median pay and bonus over the 20-year period of MBA graduates at the top 50 U.S. schools, with median income of $3,233,000.

How Revolution Foods Made a Business of Healthy Food for Healthier Students
October 14, 2014
Kristin Richmond and Kirsten Tobey, MBA 06, launched Revolution Foods that now provides more than 200,000 healthy, nutritionally balanced meals a day to more than 1000 primary and secondary school classrooms in California.

40 under 40: Real difference makers in tech and business
October 14, 2014
Danae Ringelmann, MBA 08, made TechRepublic’s “40 under 40” list for co-founding Indiegogo, the international crowdfunding platform that has been launched in four languages and five currencies.

The Guardian 
Adobe exec: 'the most sustainable car is the one you don’t buy'
October 14, 2014
Vince DIgneo, MBA 88, describes the local sustainability initiatives led by Adobe’s green teams and shares his perspective on the use of the “green” label as Adobe’s sustainability strategist.

The New York Times
How to Win at Raising Money: Warn That You’re About to Lose 
October 6, 2014
A study by Associate Professor Don A. Moore showed that people are more likely to donate if campaign organizers say their campaign is losing.

The New York Times
An Open Window for Insider Sales
October 4, 2014
A study conducted by Professors Patricia Dechow and Alastair Lawrence in the Haas Accounting Group and PhD candidate James Ryans shed light on abnormal levels of insider selling before the SEC comment letters were published.

Business News Daily
The Truth about Negotiations: Women Are Lied to More
October 3, 2014
Study co-authored by Professor Laura Kray in the Management of Organizations Group found that women at the negotiating table were perceived as easier to deceive than men.

Huffington Post
6 Reasons Good Posture Can Make Your Whole Day Better
October 3, 2014
Assistant Professor Dana Carney in the Management of Organizations Group stated that proper posture signals to the brain that one is in the stance of power, which increases testosterone and leads to a productivity boost.

Bloomberg Businessweek
The Best Entrepreneurs Aren’t Risk Chasers. They’re Terrified
October 2, 2014
A paper by Professor John Morganin the Business and Public Policy and the Economic Analysis and Polic groupshighlights the fact that loss aversion is the single biggest motivator for entrepreneurs.

The MBA of the Future Needs a Different Toolbox
October 1, 2014
The article leads with Dean Rich Lyons’s prediction that in the next 5-10 years, 50% of business schools could be put out of business by the online delivery of business programs.

American Marketing Association
The First Step in Building a Brand
October 1, 2014
Professor Emeritus David Aaker discusses the importance of building a brand vision, an articulated description of the aspirational image for the brand

Fox Wilmington
PayScale Releases Second Installment of Yearly College Salary Report Focusing On Majors & Careers
October 1, 2014
The Haas School of Business was listed for reporting the highest salary for business undergraduates -- $138,000 after 10 years of work experience.

U.S. News
Top Ranked Part-Time MBA Programs
September 30, 2014
The Evening & Weekend MBA Program, the top-ranked part-time MBA program per US News & World Report described in this round-up of part-time programs.

The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation
Executive Gatekeepers: Useful and Divertible Governance?
September 30, 2014
A paper by Assistant Professor of Finance Adair Morse studies the role of executive gatekeepers in preventing governance failures and the counter-incentive effects created by equity compensation.

World Economic Forum
Why are US workers being left behind?
September 30, 2014
An article by Professor Laura Tyson in the Business and Public Policy Group, director of Institute for Business & Social Impact, emphasizes the importance of fair distribution of profits in order to maintain America’s long-run living standards and economic competitiveness.

Bloomberg Businessweek
Business Management Degree Website Publishes List of 50 Most Innovative Business Schools in the United States 
September 29, 2014
The Haas School of Business was listed as the 8th most innovative business school in the country.

San Jose Mercury News
Local sports digest: Three Bay Area football players on Campbell Trophy list 
September 25, 2014
Chris Adcock, one of the Haas School’s recent (undergraduate) student athletes and a double major, was named a semifinalist for the Campbell Trophy, an award that goes to college football’s premier scholar-athlete.

Bloomberg Businessweek
New Research on the Impact of Financial Deregulation Catches the Eye of the Federal Reserve
September 24, 2014
Assistant Professor Amir Kermani is the co-author of the study “Credit-Induced Boom and Bust,” which explores how the deregulation of state laws that restricted lending to riskier borrowers falsely inflated the market and later caused the financial crisis.

The Daily Californian
UC forms investing entity to fund commercial endeavors from UC research
September 17, 2014
Assistant Professor Adair Morse in the Haas Finance Group commented on UC Ventures, a new effort to fund commercial endeavors developed from UC research.

Business Insider
The 30 Most Important Women Under 30 in Tech
September 16, 2014
Libby Leffler, BS 06, strategic partnerships manager at Facebook, was featured as one of the 30 most important women in tech under 30.

Fast Company
A startup offers a sustainable alternative to India’s chaotic garbage
September 15, 2014
Sampurn(e)arth, the first prize winner at the 2014 Global Social Venture Competition held at Berkeley-Haas, was featured in Fast Company for its idea to address Mumbai’s garbage problem.

Honesty Linked To The Prefrontal Region of the Brain, University of California, Berkeley Study
September 15, 2014
Research by Assistant Professor Ming Hsu in the Haas Marketing Group, which shows that humans are not programmed to tell the truth when lying is advantageous, was featured in ClinicaSpace.

Venture Beat
Entrepreneurs need a framework for finding the crucial germ of a business idea
September 12, 2014
Steve Blank, entrepreneurship lecturer at Haas, contributed an article exploring where entrepreneurial ideas come from.

Insiders Dump Stock in Advance of SEC Comment Letters
September 10, 2014
Research by Professor Patricia Dechow in the Haas Accounting Group shed light on insiders selling at abnormal levels before the SEC comment letters were published in this article.

The unbundled MBA: How you’ll earn the degree in 25 years
September 10, 2014
Haas School Dean Richard Lyons’ prediction on the future of business schools as a result of online educational technologies featured in this article.