Inequality and the Status of Women
Laura D'Andrea Tyson
Professor of Business Administration & Economics, and Director, Institute for Business & Social Impact, Haas School of Business
Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Berkeley’s Laura D'Andrea Tyson, Professor of Business Administration and Economics, for a discussion of inequality. Professor traces her academic career and her work in Washington where she served as Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors in the Clinton Administration. After comparing the Washington political environment during the Clinton and Obama presidencies, she characterizes the role of government as a venture capitalist drawing on the ideas and resources of the states and the private sector to catalyze solutions to national problems. She then analyzes the problem of inequality especially the status of women.