Prof. David Vogel receives career achievement award

Professor Emeritus David Vogel, a member of the Haas Business and Public Policy Group, was honored with the Elinor Ostrom Career Achievement Award in recognition of his lifetime contributions to the study of science, technology, and environmental politics.

David Vogel
Prof. David Vogel

Vogel accepted the award at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association (APSA) in August.

Vogel, who held the Soloman P. Lee Chair in Business Ethics, is the author of nine books, including the forthcoming California Greenin’: How the Golden State Became an Environmental Leader. He has taught both “Ethics & Responsibility in Business” at Haas and “Public and Private Global Business Regulation” at UC Berkeley.

Vogel’s academic research has tackled subjects ranging from regulating health, safety, and environmental risks in Europe and the United States to global challenges in responsible business to the environmental policy of the United States compared to that of the European Union.

“David is a pioneer,” said Haas Dean Rich Lyons. “Not only was he digging into the fields of corporate social responsibility and ethics long before these areas were mainstream, but he’s also questioned the status quo on these issues at just the right time.”

Vogels heavily-cited work has already earned him the coveted Faculty Pioneer Award from the Aspen Institute, four Best Book Awards, and many other accolades.

“I have devoted much of my academic career to writing about environmental politics in the United States, Europe, and internationally, and this recognition of my work by the political science profession is such a special honor,” Vogel said.

Vogel has been a faculty member at Berkeley’s business school since 1973 and editor of the school’s journal, the California Management Review, since 1982. He is now professor emeritus at both the Haas School and UC Berkeley’s Political Science Department.