Laura Tyson

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Laura Tyson
2nd Director of the National Economic Council
In office
February 21, 1995 – December 12, 1996
PresidentBill Clinton
Preceded byRobert Rubin
Succeeded byGene Sperling
16th Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers
In office
February 5, 1993 – February 21, 1995
PresidentBill Clinton
Preceded byMichael Boskin
Succeeded byJoseph Stiglitz
Personal details
Laura D'Andrea

(1947-06-28) June 28, 1947 (age 76)
Bayonne, New Jersey, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
EducationSmith College (BA)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA, PhD)

Laura D'Andrea Tyson (born June 28, 1947) is an American economist. She was Chair of the US President's Council of Economic Advisers during the Clinton Administration. She also worked as Director of the National Economic Council. She is a professor at the Haas School of Business of the University of California, Berkeley.

Early life and education[change | change source]

Tyson was born Laura D'Andrea in New Jersey.[1] Tyson graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Economics from Smith College in 1969. She earned her Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1974.[2]

Career[change | change source]

Tyson joined the faculty of the economics department at Princeton University in 1974. In 1977 when she became a professor of economics at the University of California, Berkeley. She was appointed a professor of business administration in 1990.

In addition to her professorship at UC Berkeley, Tyson is also a member of the Board of Trustees at UC Berkeley's Blum Center for Developing Economies.[3] The Center is focused on finding solutions to address the crisis of extreme poverty and disease in the developing world.[4]

Since 2012, Tyson has written monthly columns for international media organization Project Syndicate.[5]

In November 2013, Tyson founded the Institute for Business and Social Impact at the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business.

References[change | change source]

  1. Fix, Janet L. (May 3, 1995). "LAURA TYSON // Even critics give her high marks". USA Today.[permanent dead link]
  2. "Inflation in Yugoslavia, 1962-1972; an empirical analysis". hdl:1721.1/13931. Retrieved 2009-01-29.
  3. "Trustees of the Blum Center for Developing Economies". Archived from the original on 2011-11-10. Retrieved 2011-10-26.
  5. "Laura Tyson - Project Syndicate". Project Syndicate. Retrieved 2017-10-20.

Other websites[change | change source]