New Professors Arrive at Berkeley-Haas

Berkeley-Haas is welcoming an international group of new faculty members in Fall 2014, including Christopher Tang, a visiting distinguished management and operations professor from UCLA’s Anderson School.

Associate Dean for Faculty Andrew Rose led the effort to create a diverse academic group of hires with expertise ranging from global supply chain management to mortgage finance and housing markets to environmental policy.

"Haas continues to recruit many top-tier faculty members who will lead the university in research and teaching excellence," Rose said.

New faculty members include :



Associate Professor Frederico Finan (native of Brazil)
Department of Economics; 25 percent, Business and Public Policy (BPP)
PhD: Agriculture and Resource Economics, University of California, Berkeley
Former position associate professor, Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Research focus: Applied microeconomics, development economics and political economy




Assistant Professor Christopher Palmer
Haas Real Estate Group (RE)
PhD: Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014
Former position Visiting Scholar, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, 2011-2014
Research focus: Mortgage finance, housing markets, foreclosure crisis, gentrification, applied econometrics





Assistant Professor David Sraer (native of France)
Finance Group (FIN)
PhD: Economics, Toulouse School of Economics
Former position: Assistant professor of economics, Princeton University, Department of Economics and Bendheim Center for Finance.
Research focus: Corporate finance and behavioral finance.





Assistant Professor William (Reed) Walker
Business and Public Policy (BPP) at Haas
PhD: Economics, Columbia University
Former position: Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy, University of California at Berkeley
Research focus: Federal environmental regulation and policy, environmental health policy



christopher tang


Christopher Tang will be joining Haas as a visiting professor in Operations and Information Technology Management (OITM). Tang is currently a UCLA Distinguished Professor and the Edward W. Carter Chair in Business Administration. His research focuses are Global Supply Chain Management, retailing in China, social entrepreneurship, risk management, project management strategy, and process improvement in health care.

Tang has published over 100 academic articles in management and operations research journals. He’s written on management for the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and The Guardian and is the editor of the Springer book series on Supply Chain Management. An award-winning teacher, he has won UCLA’s Teaching Excellence Award in 2013 for the UCLA-NUS (National University of Singapore) Executive MBA Program, the J. Clayburn La Force Faculty Leadership Award in 2013, and the Distinguished Teaching Award in 2012.




Stefano DellaVigna, already a professor at Berkeley’s Department of Economics, was named Daniel Koshland, Sr. Distinguished Professor of Economics with a 0% teaching appointment. DellaVigna’s research focuses on Psychology and economics, Applied Micro, Media Economics, Political Economics, Behavioral Finance. He earned the UC Berkeley Campus-wide Distinguished Teaching Award in 2008 and UC Berkeley’s Social Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award in 2007.