Business & economics archive

HUD official to join city planning faculty, direct Berkeley Program on Housing and Urban Policy

HUD exec to direct CED program on housing and urban policy

August 12, 2014:

Carol Galante, a leader of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and a Federal Housing Administration commissioner, will join the UC Berkeley faculty in January 2015. Her experience will be a boon to the College of Environmental Design in its efforts to address urban issues, says CED dean Jennifer Wolch.

Report finds positives in proposed LA minimum wage hike

September 1, 2014:

A new report released by researchers from UC Berkeley’s Institute for Research on Labor and Employment finds that the minimum wage policy proposed by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti would provide significant gains in income to Los Angeles’ low-wage workers and their families.

Labor Center report examines impacts of proposal to raise SF minimum wage

August 27, 2014:

The likely impacts of a November ballot measure proposing to raise San Francisco’s minimum wage to $15 by 2018 is explored by UC Berkeley’s Labor Center.

Authority on Soviet economy, Gregory Grossman, passes away

Authority on Soviet economy, Gregory Grossman, passes away August 25, 2014:

Economist Gregory Grossman was considered a a towering figure in the study of the Soviet economy who shaped the thinking of generations of scholars.

Professional-ed trainings focus on critical environmental issues

Professional-ed trainings focus on critical environmental issues August 13, 2014:

The College of Natural Resources has launched a series of professional-education programs on critical environmental issues. First up: “The Economic Impact of Climate and Energy Policy on Public and Private Sectors,” a three-day certificate course taught by 11 UC faculty members, now open for enrollment.

Music department piano, instruments sale will be grand

Music department piano, instruments sale will be grand August 12, 2014:

An upcoming sale of lightly used pianos and other musical instruments will help provide instruments for UC Berkeley music students every year. The event is open to students, faculty, staff and the public.

Steven Goldman, scholar of economic theory and mathematical economics, dies at age 72

Steven Goldman, scholar of economic theory and mathematical economics, dies at age 72 May 13, 2014:

The late Steven Goldman’s work spanned research on monetary theory, industrial organization, welfare economics, exhaustible resources and econometrics.