Hal R. Varian

I am an emeritus professor in the School of Information, the Haas School of Business, and the Department of Economics at the University of California at Berkeley.

  • The Journal of Public Economic Theory has published a Special Issue: Commemorating works of James Andreoni, Theodore Bergstrom, Larry Blume, and Hal Varian (link)
  • The International Honor Society in Economics has published a special commemorative issue of its journal, The Americian Economist, that contains noteworthy articles from the past 50 years. My article, How to Build an Economic Model in Your Spare Time is included in this special issue.
  • In April, 2015, I was named a Distinguished Fellow of the American Economics Association.
  • On January 3, I delivered the 2010 Ely Lecture at the American Economics Association meetings.
  • I have retired from Berkeley and am now serving as Chief Economist at Google
  • In 2006 I received a Humboldt Prize from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
  • My paper "Positions Auctions" won Paul Gerowski prize for the best article published in the International Journal of Industrial Organization in 2006.
  • Here is the special issue of the Journal of Public Economics that celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Bergstrom, Blume, and Varian paper on the Private Provision of Public Goods".
  • I recently received an honorary Ph.D. from the University of Karlsruhe. I also hold an honorary Ph.D. from the University of Oulu
  • Accenture says I am number 9 on their list of the top 50 business intellectuals
  • Fortune Magazine says that Information Rules is one of the 75 smartest books they know about strategy.
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  • My work

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    Mail address

    School of Information
    University of California at Berkeley
    102 South Hall
    Berkeley, CA 94720-4600

    Electronic addresses

    Email: hal "at" sims.berkeley.edu


    Office: South Hall. Click here for map and directions.