Oliver E. Williamson, University of California, Berkeley

Business, Economics and Law Professor Emeritus Berkeley, California owilliam@haas.berkeley.edu

Bio/Research

Oliver Williamson is Professor of the Graduate School and the Edgar F. Kaiser Professor Emeritus of Business, Economics, and Law at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Econo...

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Bio/Research

Oliver Williamson is Professor of the Graduate School and the Edgar F. Kaiser Professor Emeritus of Business, Economics, and Law at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Econometric Society. He has been awarded 13 honorary degrees. He has been a Fulbright Professor, a Guggenheim Fellow, a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, a Distinguished Senior U.S. Scientist, Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, and a John von Neumann Lecturer. He was awarded the 1988 Irwin Award for Scholarly Contributions to Management, the H. C. Recktenwald Prize in Economics for 2004, and was named a Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association in 2007. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2009.

Professor Williamson is the Honorary Founding Editor of the Journal of Law, Economics and Organization and is a past president of the Western Economic Association and the International Society for New Institutional Economics. He has published six books and over 140 articles. His book, The Economic Institutions of Capitalism: Firms, Markets, Relational Contracting, is said to be the most frequently cited work in social science research.


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