Business & economics

Emmanuel Saez, UC Berkeley economist

Data wonk for the 99 percent

You know about income inequality thanks to Berkeley's Emmanuel Saez, a John Bates Clark medalist and MacArthur 'genius" fellow who keeps a low profile.

Program helps to bridge gap between research and market

Grants will make it possible to generate early proof-of-concept models to demonstrate commercial feasibility.

Global economic losses from cyclones linger for decades

New study debunks the idea that cyclones have no long-term, lasting economic impacts, and suggests the urgent need for revamping disaster policy around the world.
San Francisco skyline

California is building once again

Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Forecast study finds steady recovery reflected in new construction in all markets.

Wide-faced men negotiate nearly $2,200 larger signing bonus

UC Riverside study finds men with wider faces are successful negotiating for themselves, but not so when it comes to compromise and collaboration.

Study outlines significant economic risks for U.S. from climate change

Report is first data-driven national study to provide local estimates for economic impact down to the county level.

For GoPro founder, UC San Diego was catalyst for creativity

Entrepreneur Nick Woodman: “You wake up one morning and the company you started with your college friends is the fastest growing digital capture company in the world.”

What would Buddha do, economically speaking?

After students expressed discontent with the traditional economic model and a pervasive 'more is better' philosophy, professor Clair Brown developed a new sophomore seminar featuring Buddhist economics.

U.S. News ranks UC graduate schools among nation's best

Dozens of programs in business, education, engineering, law and medicine make magazine's annual rankings.

Bitcoin or bust?

Scholars dissect the popular — and polarizing — digital currency.