Laura D'Andrea Tyson

Laura D'Andrea Tyson

Laura D’Andrea Tyson is the S.K. and Angela Chan Professor of Global Management at the Haas School of Business, at the University of California Berkeley.  She served as Dean of London Business School from 2002-2006, and as Dean of the Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley from 1998-2001.

Since 2007, Dr. Tyson has served as a Senior Adviser to the McKinsey Global Institute and the Center for American Progress. She is a member of the Brookings Institution Hamilton Project Advisory Council and a member of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Corporation. Dr. Tyson is an advisory board member of Newman’s Own Advisory Board; Generation Investment Management; The Rock Creek Group; and H&Q Asia Pacific. She is a director at LECG (Law and Economics Consulting Group) and she serves on the Board of Directors of Eastman Kodak Company; Morgan Stanley; AT&T, Inc.; the Peter G. Peterson Institute of International Economics; the New America Foundation; and Silver Spring Networks.

Dr. Tyson is a member of the President Barack Obama’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board (PERAB). She served in the Clinton Administration from January 1993 to December 1996. Between March 1995 and December 1996 she served as President Clinton’s National Economic Adviser.  Dr. Tyson was a key architect of President Clinton’s domestic and international economic 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.  Dr. Tyson also served as a member of the President’s National Security Council and Domestic Policy Council.  Prior to her appointment as National Economic Adviser, Dr. Tyson served as the sixteenth Chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, the first woman to hold that post since the Council’s establishment in 1946. She was responsible for providing the President with advice and analysis on all economic policy matters, for preparing the Administration’s economic forecasts and for the annual Economic Report of the President.

In January 2003, the UK’s Department of Trade and Industry appointed Dr. Tyson Chair of a special Task Force on Non-Executive Directors, and in June 2003, The Tyson Report on the Recruitment and Development of Non-Executive Directors was submitted to the UK Government.   

Dr. Tyson has written opinion columns for many publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and the Financial Times. She was a monthly columnist for Business Week between 1998 and 2005 and has made numerous television appearances on economic issues.  She is the author of numerous reports, academic papers and books on competitiveness, industrial policy and international trade, including the influential book Who’s Bashing Whom? Trade Conflict in High Technology Industries. 

Dr. Tyson has a summa cum laude undergraduate degree from Smith College and a PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.