Carl Shapiro

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Carl Shapiro
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Born (1955-03-20) March 20, 1955 (age 67)
InstitutionHaas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley
FieldMicroeconomics
School or
tradition
Neoclassical economics
Alma materMassachusetts Institute of Technology (BS, BS, PhD)
University of California, Berkeley (MA)
Doctoral
advisor
Richard L. Schmalensee[1]
Information at IDEAS / RePEc

Carl Shapiro (born 20 March 1955) is an American economist and academic who serves as the Transamerica Professor of Business Strategy at the University of California, Berkeley's Haas School of Business. He is the co-author, along with Hal Varian of Information Rules: A Strategic Guide to the Network Economy, published by the Harvard Business School Press. On February 23, 2011, The Wall Street Journal reported that President Barack Obama intended to nominate Shapiro to his Council of Economic Advisers.[2]

Shapiro served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economics in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (1995–1996). He is a Senior Consultant with Charles River Associates and has consulted extensively for a wide range of private clients as well as for the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission.

Shapiro was again the Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economics of the Antitrust division of the Justice Department from 2009 to 2011.[3]

Shapiro holds a BS in mathematics and a BS in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an MA in mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley and a PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

He also coined the term essential patent to cover a patent that was required to practice a given industry standard.[citation needed]

Publications[edit]

  • Information Rules (Harvard Business Press 1999; co-authored with Hal R. Varian)[4]
  • Hal R. Varian; Joseph Farrell; Carl Shapiro (23 December 2004). The Economics of Information Technology: An Introduction. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-60521-2.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Consumer information, product quality, and seller reputation.
  2. ^ WSJ Staff (February 23, 2011). "Nomination for Council of Economic Advisers". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 26 February 2011.
  3. ^ faculty.haas.berkeley.edu https://faculty.haas.berkeley.edu/shapiro/shapirocv.htm. Retrieved 18 Oct 2018. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ Carl Shapiro; Hal R. Varian (1998). Information Rules: A Strategic Guide to the Network Economy. Harvard Business School Press. ISBN 978-0-87584-863-1.

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