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Laura D’Andrea Tyson

In office
1993 – 1995
President Bill Clinton
Preceded by Michael Boskin
Succeeded by Joseph Stiglitz

Born June 28, 1947 (age 61)
New Jersey
Alma mater Smith College
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Profession Macroeconomics

Laura D'Andrea Tyson is an American economist and former Chair of the US President's Council of Economic Advisers during the Clinton Administration. She also served as Director of the National Economic Council. She is currently a professor at the Haas School of Business of the University of California, Berkeley, as well as an economic adviser to President Barack Obama.[1] She was considered a contender for a key economic policy position in the Obama Administration.[1]

From 2002 to 2006, Tyson was the first female Dean of London Business School. From 1998 to 2001, she was Dean of the Haas School of Business. She served in the Clinton Administration as Chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers from 1993 to 1995 and Director of the National Economic Council from 1995 to 1996. Tyson has been a member of the Council on Foreign Relations since 1987, a board director of Morgan Stanley since 1997, a board director of AT&T Inc. since 1999, a board director of Eastman Kodak and is a member of the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation. In December, 2009 it was announced that Tyson will join CB Richard Ellis Board of Directors on March 4, 2010.[2]



Tyson graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Economics from Smith College in 1969 and earned her Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1974.[3] She joined the faculty of the economics department at Princeton University in 1974 and remained in the position until 1977 when she became a professor of economics at the University of California, Berkeley. She was appointed a professor of business administration in 1990. She is married to writer Erik S. Tarloff and has one son, Elliot S. Tarloff.


Tyson at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, 2007

Tyson has published a number of books and articles on industrial competitiveness, trade, and also on the economies of Central Europe and their transitions to market systems.[4]

An Economic Viewpoint columnist for BusinessWeek magazine, Tyson writes regularly about domestic and international economic policy matters in The Washington Post, The New York Times and other nationally and internationally syndicated newspapers and magazines.

While Dean of London Business School, she personally founded its Centre for Women in Business to great acclaim.[5] Since 2006, research is led and conducted by Dr Elisabeth Kelan.[6]


  1. ^ a b Uchitelle, Louis (2008-11-12). "The New Team: Laura D’Andrea Tyson". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-11-13.  
  2. ^ CB Richard Ellis (December 8, 2009). "Laura D. Tyson Joins CB Richard Ellis Group Inc. Board of Directors". Press release. Retrieved December 10, 2009.  
  3. ^ "Inflation in Yugoslavia, 1962-1972; an empirical analysis.". Retrieved 2009-01-29.  
  4. ^ Laura Tyson. Who's Bashing Whom: Trade Conflict in High Technology Industries. Washington, D.C.: Institute for International Economics.  
  5. ^ Stern, Stefan (2008-06-20). "What sociologists can teach managers". Management Blog. Retrieved 2008-10-11.  
  6. ^ "Lehman Brothers Centre for Women in Business - The Team". London Business School. Retrieved 2008-10-14.  

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Government offices
Preceded by
Michael Boskin
Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers
Succeeded by
Joseph E. Stiglitz
Academic offices
Preceded by
Raymond Miles
Bank of America Dean of the Haas School of Business
1998 - 2001
Succeeded by
Tom Campbell
Preceded by
John Quelch
Dean of London Business School
2002 - 2006
Succeeded by
Robin Buchanan


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