Ann Harrison

Ann E. Harrison

Senior Global Fellow, The Lauder Institute
Dean and Bank of America Chair, Haas School of Business,
University of California, Berkeley

Ann E. Harrison is a Senior Global Fellow at the Lauder Institute. Since January 2019, she has served as the 15th dean of the Haas School of Business at the University of California-Berkeley.

Prior to being named Dean of the Haas School of Business, Harrison was a professor of multinational management and business economics and public policy at The Wharton School. Before joining Wharton in 2012, she was the director of development policy at the World Bank, where she co-managed a team of 300 researchers and staff, and she served as a professor of Berkeley’s Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics. She has also held positions at Columbia Business School, the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and the University of Paris. She has lectured at most major U.S. universities and in India, China, Latin America, Europe, the Philippines, and North Africa.

A renowned economist, she has dedicated her career to creating inclusive and sustainable policies in development economics, international trade, and global labor markets. Harrison is one of the most highly-cited scholars globally on foreign investment and multinational firms. She is the author of dozens of journal articles and the editor of three books, including Globalization and Poverty and The Factory-Free Economy: Outsourcing, Servitization, and the Future of Industry. In 2017, Harrison and her co-authors were awarded the prestigious Sun Yefang Prize by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. The prize, given every two years, is considered one of China’s most prestigious honors in economics.

Harrison earned her bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley with a double major in economics and history, and her PhD in economics from Princeton University. She also holds a DEUG (diplôme d’études universitaires générales) from the University of Paris. Born in France, she is a dual citizen of the U.S. and France.