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The Challenge of Change: What to Expect from the Obama White House


Barack Obama is taking office in a time of historic challenges, and is looking to the nation’s universities for solutions. Berkeley is at the forefront of this policy shift, with Berkeley professors serving as top advisors on economic policy and climate change.

Join us as two of Berkeley’s most prominent economists, Henry Brady and Severin Borenstein, discuss how the current financial crisis and its fallout will impact the president’s ambitious agenda for public policy and energy reform.


Henry E. Brady

Henry Brady, Ph.D., is dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy and the Class of 1941 Monroe Deutsch Professor of Political Science and Public Policy. He is a leading scholar of electoral politics and political participation, social welfare policy, and computer management of social programs. 

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Severin Borenstein

Borenstein is E.T. Grether Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy at the Haas School of Business, director of the University of California Energy Institute, and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA. He is also an affiliated professor in the agricultural and resource economics department and the Energy and Resources Group at UC Berkeley. He received his B.A. from Berkeley in 1978 and Ph.D. from M.I.T. in 1983. His research focuses on business competition, strategy, and regulation.

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