Haas NewsWire

Haas NewsWire, February 27, 2006

Prof. Teck Ho Finds Trust Among Strangers Gains When Stakes Grow Higher

Professor Teck Ho

Hoping to show his children a piece of Chinese history, Professor Teck Ho’s interest in trust took a personal turn recently when he bought a 120-year-old pipe on eBay from a seller in China.

Ho notes that he had to trust a total stranger across the world to send him the pipe after receiving his money. “It’s almost impossible for us not to trust in day-to-day life,” says Ho, the William Halford Jr. Family Professor of Marketing and Acting Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

Intrigued by the role of trust in Internet marketplaces, Ho devised a two-player, four-stage laboratory game to test several features of trust among strangers. Among his questions: Do social gains affect trust? Does stake size affect trust? And are there cultural differences of trust?

In addition to yielding some unexpected results, the trust game became part of another project currently under way by Ho that examines strategic decision-making.

After 386 participants played the game in China, Singapore, and the US, Ho and colleague Keith Weigelt, a professor at Wharton, did not uncover any cultural differences in trusting behavior. But they were surprised to find that players are actually more trusting of each other when the stakes were higher. Ho and Weigelt discuss their results in a recent article, “Trust Building Among Strangers” (Management Science, April 2005).

In the US and Singapore, Ho and Weigelt could afford to hold only low-stakes games, netting players an average of $10 to $15 per hour of play. But thanks to currency exchange rates, they held higher-stakes games in China, awarding winners the equivalent of two months of wages earned by a blue-collar worker.

Ho expected the high-stakes Chinese players to be more tempted to take the money and run rather than trust each other and share their winnings. But that didn’t happen.

“The results were amazing,” says Ho. “In China, the players realized there was a lot more to be gained by trusting and then rewarded each other for their trustworthiness.”

Ho has folded his trust game into another ongoing project, on strategic IQ, which Ho defines as one’s ability to analyze and predict competitors’ actions and subsequently choose responses to outwit them. The trust game is one of 35 brain-bending game theory questions carefully selected to measure strategic IQ. Ho envisions the test being used for MBA students planning to take a consulting job or military personnel.

Ho, who received a $560,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, is still revising the test but already has given a prototype version to 100 undergraduates. This summer he will run it on army soldiers in Singapore, where he is from. In the fall, he and colleague Colin Camerer, a professor at the California Institute of Technology, plan to perform the test on subjects undergoing MRI brain scans to learn how specific parts of the brain may be involved in different strategic decision making.

“We want to develop an instrument that is based scientifically on neuroscience and game theory to ultimately be used to screen strategic personnel,” Ho says. It may even prove to be relevant to patients with brain damage.

In previous studies, Ho has applied decision science to new product development for firms such as Campbell Soup Company. He received a master's degree and a Ph.D. in decision science from Wharton. He had an assistant professorship at UCLA's Anderson School and an associate professorship at Wharton before joining Haas in 2002.

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Intel and Hitachi Executives to Keynote United Nations/UC Berkeley Conference, April 7- 8

The annual “Bridging the Divide” conference on technology and the developing world kicks off April 7 and 8, marking the third year of an ongoing collaboration between UC Berkeley’s Management of Technology program (MOT) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

Keynote addresses will be given by:
+ Louis Burns, vice president at Intel and general manager of Intel's Digital Health Group
+ Junzo Kawakami, president of Worldwide Research and Development for Hitachi
+ Theogene Rudasingwa, former Rwandan ambassador to the US and currently a visiting scholar in the MOT program
+ Bernardo Mendez-Lugo, consul for Trade and Business Promotion at the Consulate General of Mexico, San Francisco
+ Carol Dahl, chief of staff for the Gates Foundation Global Health Program
+ Nils Tcheyan, director for Strategy and Operations ( Africa) at the World Bank

"The UNIDO/MOT conference brings together government, industry, and academic leaders to discuss one of the most pressing problems of the modern world -- the growing gap between the developed and less-developed regions," says Andrew Isaacs, adjunct professor and executive director of the MOT program. "This year we are focusing these discussions on four key areas -- public health, energy, the environment, and information technology."

Scholars, practitioners, and policy-makers will gather to focus on the role of technology in the world’s emerging economies in this year’s conference to be held at the Haas School of Business. The program is a key element in the collaboration between MOT and UNIDO that began in 2003.

More details on panel topics and other presenters will be announced soon.

The Bridging the Divide conference is organized at Berkeley by the Management of Technology Program, a joint graduate program of the Haas School of Business, the College of Engineering, and School of Information. Sponsors for this year's conference include Cisco Systems, Hewlett Packard, Intel, Roche, Google, Johnson & Johnson, Chevron, Microsoft, Hitachi, IBM, NEC, Panasonic, and Flextronics.

Conference information and registration can be found at http://bridge.berkeley.edu/.

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Latest California Management Review Focuses on Measuring Corporate Social Responsibility

The winter 2006 issue of the California Management Review (CMR), which focuses on corporate strategy and corporate social responsibility, is now available.

The issue brings together papers presented at an April 2005 research conference on social metrics sponsored by the Haas School's Center for Responsible Business, CMR, London Business School, the Boston University School of Management, and the Aspen Institute.

In the article, " Breaking Down the Wall of Codes: Evaluating Non-Financial Performance Measurement," Haas Professor David Levine and Aaron Chatterji, a Haas Ph.D. candidate, describe one of the main obstacles to adequately assessing corporate social and environmental performance -- the multitude of standards that companies employ to demonstrate their commitment to corporate social responsibility.

Now entering its 48th year of publication, CMR serves as a vehicle of communication between those who study management and those who practice it. CMR publishes articles that are both research-based and address issues of current concern to managers. Complimentary copies are available for all Haas School students in the student lounges and program offices. Alumni interested in receiving a complimentary issue of CMR should send an e-mail to cmr@haas.berkeley.edu. Alumni may receive a special CMR alumni subscription at the rate of only $40 in the US and $60 internationally.

For more information on CMR, visit http://cmr.berkeley.edu/.

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Professor Rashi Glazer Joins Management of Technology Team

Rashi Glazer, professor in the Haas School Marketing group, has joined UC Berkeley’s Management of Technology (MOT) program as co-director, with David Dornfeld, associate dean of Interdisciplinary Studies for the College of Engineering.

Glazer takes the place of Professor Emeritus Robert Cole, who has served as MOT's co-director since 1995, following initial program development by Senior Lecturer Sara Beckman. He has also previously served as co-director of the Center for Marketing and Technology and interim director of the Center for Executive Development. Glazer joins Andrew Isaacs, executive director of MOT and adjunct professor, and Susan Reneau, program manager, in leading the MOT program. Dornfeld was recently named to take the place of Paul Wright, professor of Mechanical Engineering.

MOT, a joint program offered by UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, the College of Engineering, and School of Information Management, has grown to be the largest interdisciplinary graduate program on the Berkeley campus, with 1,500 enrollments annually. MOT is home to more than 40 graduate courses, numerous fellowship programs, research projects, and Bridging the Divide, UC Berkeley's leading program focused on technology solutions for problems in the developing world.

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UCTV to Broadcast Address by Haas Alumnus Rodrigo de Rato, Head of the IMF

The speech given at the Haas School of Business by Rodrigo de Rato, MBA 74, managing director and chairman of the executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), will premiere nationally on UCTV in March and will also be available for online viewing.

De Rato addressed the Haas community as part of the Dean’s Speaker Series on February 3, an event co-sponsored by the Haas School’s Clausen Center for International Business and Policy and the Global Initiatives at Haas club. His talk was titled "Shared Responsibilities: Solving the Problem of Global Imbalances."

UCTV is a non-commercial satellite channel that broadcasts educational and enrichment programming from the campuses, national laboratories, and affiliated institutions of the University of California via Dish Network Channel 9412, the Internet, and cable TV. De Rato’s address will have its UCTV prime time premiere on Wednesday, March 8, at 9:00 p.m. It will also be shown on Monday, March 6 at 10:00 a.m.; Tuesday, March 7at 2:00 p.m.; and Wednesday, March 8 at 6:00 p.m. For additional air dates and local cable listings, visit www.uctv.tv. On-demand viewing will also be available on the website at a later date.

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Industry Speakers Share Real-World Experiences in the Haas Classrooms this Spring

The editor of Wired Magazine, a vice president from Cisco Systems, and an idea manager from Google are among the business leaders taking the lectern in Haas School classrooms this spring to share their perspectives on the world of business.

Each semester, members of the Haas faculty invite CEOs, founders, and senior government officials to enrich the classroom experience with real-world expertise from the boardroom.

Below is a sampling of the speakers who will be coming to Haas this semester. These visits are not open to the public, although professors may allow other Haas students to attend on an individual basis.

Brand Management and Strategy (Full-time MBA 262-2), taught by Lecturer Lynn Upshaw
Jack Calhoun, executive vice president of Marketing and Merchandising at Banana Republic
Ron Ricci, vice president of Brand Position at Cisco
Ann Diederich, director of QuickBooks products at Intuit

Business Strategies for Emerging Markets (Full-time MBA 257-4), taught by Professor David Levine
Tony Salvador, design ethnographer for Intel’s Emerging Markets Division
Theogene Rudasingwa, former Rwandan ambassador to the US and now a visiting scholar at the Haas School
Katie Quan, director of the John F. Henning Center for International Labor Relations, Institute of Industrial Relations, UC Berkeley

Corporate Social Responsibility Speaker Series (Full-time MBA 294.1); Kellie McElhaney is the faculty sponsor:
Bob Dunn, founder and former chairman for Business for Social Responsibility (BSR)
Adam Lowry, founder and vice president of Product Development at Method, Inc.
Lloyd Kurtz, senior portfolio manager at Nelson Capital Management
Roger Brossy , managing principal at Semler Brossy Consulting Group
Mike McConnell, vice chairman of Niman Ranch

Consumer Behavior (Full-time MBA267-3), taught by Lecturer Craig Spitzer
Jim Gray, senior manager of the LeapFrog Lab at LeapFrog Enterprises
Irma Zandl, president of the Zandl Group

Decisions, Games, and Strategies (Undergraduate BA243), taught by Professor Tom Marschak
Mark Chang, a partner of Strategic Decisions Group

Media & Entertainment: Economics, Policy and Strategy (Full-time MBA 277-2), taught by Professor Pablo T. Spiller
Chris Anderson, editor of Wired Magazine
David Hyman, president & CEO of MOG
Jeff Lind, development director at Electronic Arts
Adam Smith, product manager for Google Print
Marissa Mayer, idea manager at Google
Ashwin Navin, president of BitTorrent
Bob Cooney, vice president of Ecast
Steve Shannon, Founder and executive vice president of Sales & Marketing at Akimbo
Philip Rosedale, CEO and founder of Linden Lab
Steve Blatter, vice president of Sirius Radio

Organizational Strategy (Undergraduate 157-2), taught by Frank Schultz, lecturer
Ulrich Nettesheim, partner at Passages Consulting

 Pricing (Full-time MBA 267-1), taught by Professor Teck Ho 
Kathleen Egan, senior director at Oracle
Lorna Borenstein, vice president for marketing at Yahoo!
Lynn Lin, president of Lynn Y.S. Lin Consulting, Inc.

Pricing (Evening & Weekend MBA 267-11), taught by Professor Teck Ho 
Nora Minowada, business consultant at Oracle
Mark Ziegenhagen, senior director of World Wide Pricing
Lynn Lin, president of Lynn Y.S. Lin Consulting, Inc. 

Real Estate and Urban Land Economics (Evening & Weekend MBA 280-11), taught by Professor Robert Edelstein
Steve Chamberlin, founder of Chamberlin Associates
Lynn Sedway, executive managing director of CB Richard Ellis Consulting

 Real Estate Strategy (Full-time and Evening & Weekend 284), taught by Professor Robert Edelstein
Dennis Williams, vice president and senior director of Trowbridge, Kiesselhorst & Co.
Jack Gardner, president and CEO of the John Stewart Company
Jesse Wu, project manager at BRIDGE Housing Corporation
John McMahan, principal at McMahan Real Estate Services, LLC
Margo Bradish, partner at Cox, Castle & Nicholson
John Grassi, president of Spear Street Capital
James Lasher, vice president of Banc of America Securities, LLC
Sean McArdle, president of McArdle Interests, LLC
Todd Williams, managing director of Goldman-Sachs & Co.

Strategic CSR and Consulting Projects (Full-time MBA 292), taught by Kellie McElhaney
Jonathan Greenblatt and Peter Thum, vice presidents of Consumer Products for Starbucks
Michael Kobori, vice president of Global CSR at Levi Strauss & Co.
Robert Frederick, AVP and director of Sustainability for Brown-Forman
Mats Lederhausen, managing director of McDonalds Ventures

Topics in Public Education – Speakers Series (Full-time MBA 296-4); Nora Silver faculty sponsor:
Russlyn Ali, executive director of the Education Trust – West
Becca Bracy, vice president of the Broad Center for the Management of School Systems
Jill Vialet, executive director of Sports4Kids
Merril Vargo, executive director of Springboard Schools
Steve Sexton, executive director of Lighthouse Community Charter School
Jenna Stauffer, founder and director of Strategic Development for Lighthouse Community Charter School
Sehba Zhumkhawala, founder and principal of KIPP Heartwood Academy
Aylin Kaya-Bell, MBA 05, COO of KIPP Heartwood Academy
Larry Rosenstock, founder and CEO of High Tech High
Don Shalvey, founder and CEO of Aspire Public Schools
Ted Mitchell, president and CEO of the New Schools Venture Fund
Steve Seleznow, education program officer for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Aimee Eubanks Davis, senior vice president of Human Assets for Teach For America

Wine Industry (Full-time MBA 294.2), taught by Lecturer Tom McCullough
Andy Peay, MBA 98, co-owner of Peay Vineyards
Liz Lease, manager of Moon Mountain Winery
Richard Mendleson, attorney with Dickenson, Peatman, & Fogarty
Dixie Gill, director of marketing & communication at Premium Port Wines
Bartholomew Broadbent, president of Broadbent Imports,
Michaela Rodeno, MBA 80, CEO of St. Supery
Joel Peterson, winemaker at Ravenswood
Ryan Harris, vice president of Marketing at Domaine Chandon
Peter Granoff, owner of the Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant
Dan Duckhorn, BS 60, MBA 62, owner of Duckhorn Winery
Zelma Long and Phil Freese, owners of Vilafonte Wines

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Haas Staff Members Honored for Milestone Anniversaries

The following Haas School of Business staff members were honored for their length of service with the University of California, along with fellow UC Berkeley employees, at a November luncheon addressed by Chancellor Robert Birgeneau and Acting Vice Chancellor Steve Lustig:

35 Years of Service
+ Pat Murphy

25 Years of Service
+ Kathy Andrews
+ debi fidler
+ Mary Ann Huisman
+ Kurt Sarrica

20 Years of Service
+ Diana Burke
+ Serena Joe
+ Tina Wong

15 Years of Service
+ Maggie Gajek
+ Robbie Jackson
+ Alice Kubler
+ Evelyn Ortman
+ Dan Sullivan

10 Years of Service
+ Lesah Bechusen
+ Tenny Frost
+ Melanie Rollins
+ Kathleen Valerio
+ Pam Weston
+ Zee Zeleski

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Haas in the News

Dwight Jaffee, professor in the Finance and Real Estate groups at Haas, was quoted in a February 24 article, in the Washington Post, titled "Report Finds Accounting Practices that Start at the Bottom Line," about Fannie Mae financial reporting practices. Full article at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/23/AR2006022302064.html

Dwight Jaffee was quoted in The New York Times on February 18 in an article, titled "The Welcome Mat Is Out..." about Fannie Mae's new chief executive. Full article at: http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=FA0C14F93B5A0C7B8DDDAB0894DE404482

Teck H. Ho, the William Halford Jr. Family Professor of Marketing, was quoted in the March edition of Scientific American in an article titled “Experiments at Work,” regarding an economics laboratory at Hewlett-Packard. For full article: http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?chanID=sa006&articleID=0005E150-4043-13F3-B85583414B7F0101&colID=30

Peter Sealey, adjunct professor in the Marketing Group, was featured in several news outlets regarding a group called The Compact and its members' vow to not buy anything new in 2006 expect food and health and safety items:
+ February 25 radio interview for EcoTalk on Air America radio
+ February 22 CBS Evening News interview
+ February 16 San Francisco Chronicle article titled “ SF anti-consumerism group ‘staggered by response’.” For full article: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/02/16/MNG2KH9P4767.DTL
+ February 13 San Francisco Chronicle article titled “Out of retail rat race. Consumer group doesn’t buy notion that new is better.” For full article: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/02/13/BAGH3H7DH71.DTL

Sealey was quoted in a February 23 Fort Worth Star Telegram article titled “Damage control time for RadioShack,” regarding the resignation of Radio Shack’s CEO. For full article: http://www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/business/13941268.htm

The plans for the new shared Haas School and Boalt Hall School of Law buildings and the renovation of Memorial Stadium were mentioned in a February 23 San Jose Mercury News article titled “Berkeley residents fear impact of stadium-area plan.” For full article: http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/breaking_news/13944730.htm

Severin Borenstein, the E.T. Grether Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy, was quoted in a February 21 Mercury News article titled “ Oil independence is possible, but does America want it bad enough?” For full article: http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/politics/13926319.htm

The Haas School’s executive MBA program with Columbia Business School was mentioned in a February 20 BusinessWeek article titled “B-School Turf Wars.” For full article: http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/06_08/b3972107.htm

Cynthia Kroll, senior regional economist at the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, was quoted in a February 17 Inside Bay Area article titled “Home sales dip in January.” For full article: http://insidebayarea.com/businessnews/ci_3519481

Graduate students from the Haas School were mentioned in a February 17 San Jose Business Journal article titled “Homegrown burger chain has appetite for growth,” regarding their selection of Kirk’s Steakburgers for a case study on retail expansion. For full article: http://sanjose.bizjournals.com/sanjose/stories/2006/02/20/smallb2.html?jst=cn_cn_lk

The Haas School was mentioned in a February 15 BusinessWeek article titled “A Vintage Crop of MBAs,” regarding the “Wine Industry” courses that the school offers. For full article: http://www.businessweek.com/bschools/content/feb2006/bs20060215_9943_bs001.htm

Borenstein was quoted in a February 14 TMCnet article titled “ Enron’s role in energy crisis complex.” For full article: http://www.tmcnet.com/usubmit/-enrons-role-energy-crisis-complex-/2006/02/14/1369746.htm

Terrance Odean, professor in the Finance Group, was mentioned in a February 14 CNN Money article titled “Playing penny-ante with you 401(k),” regarding his study of how individual investors fare buying and selling stocks. For full article: http://money.cnn.com/2006/02/14/pf/expert/ask_expert/

Dean Tom Campbell wrote a Mercury News article, titled “Congress can curb Bush on spying: ‘Undeclare’ war,” on February 12. For full article: http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/opinion/13854277.htm

John Morgan, professor in the Haas Economic Analysis and Policy Group , was mentioned in a February 12 New York Times article titled “Trying to Get a Read on Amazon’s Books,” regarding the results of his eBay study. For full article: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/12/business/yourmoney/12digi.html?ex=1140411600&en=caaaaf86a20397d7&ei=5070&emc=eta1

Christine Rosen, associate professor of Business and Public Policy, was quoted in a February 9 USA Today article titled “Has USA lost drive to rebuild tragedies?” For full article: http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-02-09-usa-rebuild_x.htm

Cynthia Kroll was quoted in a February 9 ABC 7 News segment titled “Outsourcing May Be Beneficial to Job Markets.” For full story: http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=business&id=3893517

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Happening at Haas

“Striking a Balance: Our Futures & Options"
Saturday, March 4
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Arthur Andersen Auditorium
For more information, contact Mani Pandher at pandher@haas.berkeley.edu or Ayako Tanaka at tanaka@haas.berkeley.edu.
To register, go to http://www.wilconference.org/2006/registration.html.

Consumer Intelligence by Dick Buell, Catalina Marketing
Wednesday, March 15
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wells Fargo Room
For more information, contact Susan Reneau at sreneau@haas.berkeley.edu.

Thursday, March 16
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Pauley Ballroom
For more information, contact Heather Schrader at hschrader@berkeley.edu.

“Pipeline to Excellence: Recreating the Village”
Saturday, March 18
8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
MLK Pauley Ballroom
For more information, contact pipelinetoexcellence@gmail.com.
To register, go to http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~bcaa/registration.html.

"Presentation of the 2006 Lifetime Achievement in Entrepreneurship & Innovation Award"
Thursday, March 23
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Arthur Andersen Auditorium
For more information, visit http://entrepreneurship.berkeley.edu/bef.asp.

"Risking House and Home: Managing Catastrophe in the American Metropolis"
Friday, March 24
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Arthur Andersen Auditorium
For more information, visit http://urbanpolicy.berkeley.edu/2006conference.htm or contact housing@haas.berkeley.edu.
To register, go to http://www.regonline.com/Checkin.asp?EventId=89467.


“The Costs of Environmental Regulation in a Concentrated Industry” by Stephen Ryan, MIT
Wednesday, March 1
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Cheit Hall 250
For more information, contact Carol Chapman at cchapman@haas.berkeley.edu.

Robert MacCoun, UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy
Thursday, March 1
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Cheit Hall 330
For more information, contact Deborah Houy at houy@haas.berkeley.edu.

“A Newsvendor's Procurement Problem When Suppliers Are Unreliable” by Maqbool Dada, Purdue University
Thursday, March 2
11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
For more information, contact Alysia Nero at anero@haas.berkeley.edu.

"CEO Turnover and Relative Performance Evaluation" by Dirk Jenter, MIT
Thursday, March 2
4:10 p.m. to 5:40 p.m.
Cheit Hall 220
For more information, contact June Wong at june@haas.berkeley.edu.

Leemore Dafny, Northwestern University
Thursday, March 2
4:10 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Cheit Hall 325
For more information, contact Anita Stephens at stephens@haas.berkeley.edu.

Piotr Winkielman, UCSD
Friday, March 3
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Cheit Hall 250
For more information, contact Laura Gardner at lgardner@haas.berkeley.edu.

“Using Decision Analysis in the Development of New Drugs” by Mark Chang, Strategic Decisions Group ( Palo Alto)
Monday, March 6
11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Cheit Hall 325
For more information, contact Tom Marschak at marschak@haas.berkeley.edu.

“Reaching for the Stars: Who Pays for Talent in Innovative Industries?” by Kathryn Shaw, Stanford
Wednesday, March 8
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Cheit Hall 250
For more information, contact Carol Chapman at cchapman@haas.berkeley.edu.

Sheldon Zedeck, UC Berkeley Department of Psychology
Thursday, March 8
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Cheit Hall 330
For more information, contact Deborah Houy at houy@haas.berkeley.edu.

"Is Stock Picking Declining Around the World" by Utpal Bhattacharya, Indiana University
Thursday, March 9
4:10 p.m. to 5:40 p.m.
Cheit Hall 220
For more information, contact June Wong at june@haas.berkeley.edu.

Statistical Game Theory by Michael Chwe, UCLA
Thursday, March 9
4:10 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Cheit Hall 325
For more information, contact Anita Stephens at stephens@haas.berkeley.edu.

Anand Bodapati, UCLA
Friday, March 10
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Cheit Hall 250
For more information, contact Laura Gardner at lgardner@haas.berkeley.edu.

"The Myth of Long Horizon Predictability" by Matthew Richardson, New York University
Thursday, March 16
4:10 p.m. to 5:40 p.m.
Cheit Hall 220
For more information, contact June Wong at june@haas.berkeley.edu.

Robert Goldstein, University of Minnesota
Thursday, March 23
4:10 p.m. to 5:40 p.m.
Cheit Hall 220
For more information, contact June Wong at june@haas.berkeley.edu.

Alumni Events

Restaurant Connect Evening
Tuesday, February 28
7:00 p.m. to 9:00p.m.
Spice Islands Cafe, 210 Hope Street, Mountain View
Enjoy a midweek evening break to relax, sit down, and connect with fellow South Bay alums while feasting on Singaporean-Malaysian food. This is our third event in our new Restaurant Connect program this year and will sell out like our earlier evenings.
To register, go to http://www.acteva.com/go/hansb.
For more information, contact Mark at paloalto-markdine@usa.net.

Winemaker’s Dinner - Cakebread Cellars
Monday, March 6
6:15 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
La Vecchia Cucina Restaurant, 2654 Main Street, Santa Monica
Join fellow alumni for this unique opportunity to meet Dennis Cakebread and taste his award-winning wines. La Vecchia Cucina, a winner of the Zagat Award of Distinction and Award of Excellence, is a beautiful, casual restaurant noted for its fine Italian cuisine. The event includes a tasting of four different wines and a four-course gourmet dinner with choice of wine and entrée: Bistecchine Alla Pizzaiola, Linguini Alla Zingara, Pesce Bianco Alla Livornese, or Pollo Milanese.
To register, go to http://www.haasla.com/pages/030606_WineCakebread.html.

Cross-Business School Happy Hour
Tuesday, March 7
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Julien Bar and Lounge, Langham Hotel, 250 Franklin Street, Boston
Join alumni from Wharton (University of Pennsylvania), Sloan (MIT), INSEAD, IMD, Stanford, Stern (NYU), Tuck (Dartmouth), SOM (Yale), London Business School, Johnson (Cornell), Fuqua (Duke), Harvard, and Columbia for the monthly Cross-Business Happy Hour. It is a great way to meet and mingle with alums from Haas and other business schools.
For more information, contact Karen O'Brien at karen_obrien@usa.net.

Haas Celebration in the East Bay. Rose vs. Lyons, Distinguished Faculty Go Head-to-Head: “Is the World Flat?”
Tuesday, March 14
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
William F. Cronk Conference Center, Dreyer's Headquarters, 5929 College Avenue
The East Bay Chapter of the Haas Alumni Network invites you to attend a debate and discussion: Rose vs. Lyons: Distinguished Faculty Go Head-to-Head. Haas Professors Andy Rose and Rich Lyons tackle the topic, “Is the World Flat?" This always popular event is not to be missed.
To register, go to http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=104696. This event will sell out, so register early.
For more information, contact the Haas Alumni Relations office, alumni@haas.berkeley.edu.

Haas Connections Evening
Thursday, March 16
6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Sailor's Landing, 305 Harbor Drive, Sausalito
San Francisco alumni are invited to our monthly networking and socializing evening. Reconnect with friends and meet new alumni. This is always a fun evening.

Boalt Conference “Post-Enron Corporate Regulation – Has the Pendulum Swung Too Far (or Not Far Enough)?”
Friday, March 17
8:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Boalt Hall School of Law
Keynote Speaker: Harvey Goldschmid, Former SEC Commissioner; Dwight Professor of Law, Columbia University School of Law. This conference will bring together for the first time practitioners, economists, regulators, corporate law scholars and other experts to discuss and debate the effect of Sarbanes-Oxley and related regulation enacted in the wake of Enron and other late nineties scandals.
To register, go to http://www.law.berkeley.edu/centers/bclbe/symposia/postenron/register.html.
For more information, contact Theresa Molino at tmolino@law.berkeley.edu, or 510-643-8138.

First Annual Investment Outlook: Debate between Ken Rosen and Peter Linneman, "Real Estate Market: Boom or Bust?"
Tuesday, March 21
5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Colonial Room, Westin St. Francis Hotel, 335 Powell Street, San Francisco
A debate between the nation’s two most prominent real estate economists, Ken Rosen and Peter Linneman. Evening includes a cocktail reception and debate. Sponsored by Berkeley Real Estate Alumni Association, Wharton/Penn Real Estate Group of Northern California and San Francisco Chapter of the Haas Alumni Network.
For more information, contact Eric Cress at eric@pacbayinv.com.

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