Winter 2009

In Brief

Leland Receives $100,000 Financial Economics Prize

Finance Professor Hayne Leland won the first-ever Stephen A. Ross Prize from the Foundation for the Advancement of Research in Financial Economics for his research in corporate debt pricing and capital structure.

Busse, Ding, Livdan Win Fellowships

Meghan Busse, Waverly Ding, and Dmitry Livdan are the 2009-2010 recipients of Schwabacher Fellowships, the highest honor the Haas School confers on assistant professors each year.

Teece Takes New Role in UC System

Professor David Teece has stepped down as director of the Institute of Management, Innovation, and Organization (IMIO) and accepted an appointment to the University of California system-wide Board on Science and Technology.

Chesbrough: Top 50 Innovation Author

Adjunct Professor Henry Chesbrough has been named one of the top 50 authors in the field of technology and innovation management by the International Association of Management of Technology.

Students and Scientists Team Up to Fast-track Clean Technology

Biomass in woody plants may be one step closer in the move from field to fuel tank, thanks to an innovative collaboration between scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and Berkeley MBA student members of the Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative (BERC).

Tyson to Advise Obama on Recovery

Professor Laura D’Andrea Tyson was appointed to the newly created President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board that President Barack Obama created in early February.

MBAs Meet Oracle of Omaha

People would work just as hard if there was an increase in taxes, renowned investor Warren Buffett told more than a dozen Haas School students during their visit Nov. 21 to Omaha, Neb.

Conference Honors Former Dean, Alum

Former Haas Dean Raymond Miles and co-author Charles Snow, Ph.D. 72, were honored at a conference held in December in Great Britain to mark the 30th anniversary of their seminal management book, Organizational Strategy, Structure, and Process.

Haas Triumphs in Business Competitions

Several undergraduate and graduate students took home business competition prizes this past fall.

John Hanke of Google Earth Becomes Haas School Executive Fellow

Homing in for 3-D close-ups of everything from Mount Everest to the Eiffel Tower has become routine for the users of Google Earth, thanks in part to John Hanke, MBA 96, who created the first company to make complicated virtual models of the planet easily accessible.

Former Yahoo! VP Consults at Haas

David Riemer, former vice president of marketing for Yahoo!, has been named a Haas School executive-in-residence by Dean Rich Lyons.

Haas Alumna Wins Service Award

Dagmar Serota, MBA 94, was watching a TV show about homeless schoolchildren with her son four years ago when she got the idea for Good Cents for Oakland.

Inaugural Singapore Conference Expands Haas School Presence in Asia

More than 300 people attended the Haas School’s Asia Business Center inaugural conference, “2008: Managing Family Business in a Global Marketplace,” in December at the Ritz-Carlton, Millenia, Singapore.

Haas Alum Wins Google Award

A startup company created by Chris Hulls, BS 06, has won a $275,000 Google software challenge award for a mobile application that will help families stay connected during emergencies.

Haas Faculty, Guests Dissect Financial Turmoil

As the financial crisis exploded last fall, the Haas School organized a series of special events to explore the causes and consequences of the turmoil.



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Hayne Leland


Professor Hayne Leland won the $100,000 Stephen A. Ross prize for his work in financial economics.