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About the Program

The Berkeley Haas PhD Program offers six fields of academic study, for a curriculum of unusual richness and breadth. Since the program enrolls only 14 to 16 new PhD students each year, you will work very closely with the faculty members in their chosen specialties. This close partnership, coupled with the diverse academic and cultural backgrounds of our PhD students, fosters an atmosphere of close collaboration and intellectual curiosity.

The Berkeley Haas PhD Program is strongly oriented toward discipline and research. Emphasis is placed on preparing you to evaluate the state of knowledge in your particular field and to advance it through the application of theory from the social sciences, mathematics, or statistics.

Upon applying to the program, you are required to choose a field of study, which will not only determine your course work but also focus your future employment opportunities. You may choose from the following six fields:

  • Business and Public Policy
  • Management of Organizations
  • Real Estate

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Admission to the University

Applying for graduate admission.

Thank you for considering UC Berkeley for graduate study! UC Berkeley offers more than 120 graduate programs representing the breadth and depth of interdisciplinary scholarship. A complete list of graduate academic departments, degrees offered, and application deadlines can be found on the Graduate Division website .

Prospective students must submit an online application to be considered for admission, in addition to any supplemental materials specific to the program for which they are applying. The online application can be found on the Graduate Division website .

Admission Requirements

The minimum graduate admission requirements are:

A bachelor’s degree or recognized equivalent from an accredited institution;

A satisfactory scholastic average, usually a minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 (B) on a 4.0 scale; and

Enough undergraduate training to do graduate work in your chosen field.

For a list of requirements to complete your graduate application, please see the Graduate Division’s Admissions Requirements page . It is also important to check with the program or department of interest, as they may have additional requirements specific to their program of study and degree. Department contact information can be found here .

Where to apply?

Visit the Berkeley Graduate Division application page .

Admission to the Program

Review the Program Criteria and Application Instructions before applying. Some of the factors that are taken into account during our admissions process are:

  • A high level of scholarly ability, involving both quantitative and qualitative skills
  • The motivation to complete a challenging and strenuous academic program
  • Career objectives consistent with the PhD degree
  • Unique experience, perspective, or research interests

Applicants are not required to have:

  • Previous graduate work or completion of an MBA degree
  • A minimum score on the GMAT/GRE exam
  • A specific academic or professional background

Doctoral Degree Requirements

Accounting field.

See current requirements.

Business and Public Policy Field 

Management of organizations field , marketing field, real estate field, phdba 219s research seminar in economic analysis and policy 1 - 3 units.

Terms offered: Fall 2024, Spring 2024, Fall 2023 The research seminar presents new research on economics applied to business management issues. Research Seminar in Economic Analysis and Policy: Read More [+]

Rules & Requirements

Repeat rules: Course may be repeated for credit without restriction.

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring: 8 weeks - 1.5 hours of seminar per week

Additional Format: One and one-half hours of Seminar per week for 8 weeks.

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Ph.D. in Business Administration/Graduate

Grading: Offered for satisfactory/unsatisfactory grade only.

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PHDBA 229A Doctoral Seminar in Accounting I 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2024, Fall 2023, Spring 2023 A critical evaluation of accounting literature with emphasis on seminar contributions. Topics covered include research methodology in accounting, the private and social value of information. Doctoral Seminar in Accounting I: Read More [+]

Prerequisites: Business Administration 202A or equivalent, and Economics 201A-201B

Credit Restrictions: Students will receive no credit for 229A after taking 239A.

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 3 hours of seminar per week

Additional Format: Three hours of Seminar per week for 15 weeks.

Grading: Letter grade.

Formerly known as: Business Administration 223A

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PHDBA 229B Doctoral Seminar in Accounting II 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2024, Fall 2019, Spring 2018 A critical evaluation of recent accounting literature involving empirical research. Doctoral Seminar in Accounting II: Read More [+]

Prerequisites: Business Admimistration 202A or equivalent, and Economics 201A-201B

Formerly known as: Business Administration 223B

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PHDBA 229C Doctoral Seminar in Accounting III 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2024, Fall 2023, Spring 2023 A critical evaluation of recent accounting literature with emphasis on financial accounting. Doctoral Seminar in Accounting III: Read More [+]

Formerly known as: Business Administration 223C

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PHDBA 229D Doctoral Seminar in Accounting IV 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2020, Fall 2013, Spring 2011 Exploration of issues related to the internal accounting systems of large firms. The first part of the course focuses on the theory of mechanism design, while the second part applies this theory to a variety of managerial accounting questions. Doctoral Seminar in Accounting IV: Read More [+]

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 2 hours of seminar per week

Additional Format: Two hours of Seminar per week for 15 weeks.

Formerly known as: Business Administration 223D

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PHDBA 229S Research Seminar in Accounting 2 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2024, Spring 2024, Fall 2023 Advanced study in the field of Accounting. Topics will vary from year to year and will be announced at the beginning of each semester. Research Seminar in Accounting: Read More [+]

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - .5-3 hours of seminar per week

Additional Format: to Three hours of Seminar per week for 15 weeks.

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PHDBA 239E Dynamic Game Theory and Applications 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014 This course focuses on repeated games and optimal mechanism design, with an emphasis on dynamics. The course presents a mix of pure theory and applications from many economics-related fields, particularly finance, macroeconomics and bargaining. Dynamic Game Theory and Applications: Read More [+]

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture per week

Additional Format: Three hours of Lecture per week for 15 weeks.

Instructor: Fuchs

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PHDBA 239FA Asset Pricing Theory 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2024, Fall 2023, Fall 2022 Asset pricing and portfolio choice in partial equilbrium and asset pricing in General Equilibrium. Specifically, static and intertemporal theories of choice under risk and uncertainity and portfolio choice. Includes two-fund separation, Capital Asset Pricing Model, and the Arbitrage Pricing Theory. In a General Equilibrium framework, it covers the notion of complete markets and welfare theorems. Also, some macro-asset pricing models are developed in addition to an analysis of incomplete markets. Asset Pricing Theory: Read More [+]

Formerly known as: Ph.D. in Business Administration 239A

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PHDBA 239FB Corporate Finance Theory 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2024, Fall 2023, Fall 2022 Study of the financial decisions made by firms and the effect of such decisions on observables. These can include debt/equity ratios, dividend policies, or the cross section of returns. In addition, corporate finance considers conflicts of interest between shareholders and managers and between different financial claimants. Corporate Finance Theory: Read More [+]

Prerequisites: Graduate course in contract or game theory recommended

Additional Format: Three hours of lecture per week.

Formerly known as: Ph.D. in Business Administration 239DB

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PHDBA 239FC Empirical Asset Pricing 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2024, Spring 2023, Spring 2022 Introduction and guide to issues in empirical asset pricing. Students learn key features of asset-price behavior and study how researchers test various theoretical models from finance and economics, focusing on advantages and disadvantages of research designs. Intuition behind practical econometric tools is developed and applied to asset pricing questions. By critically evaluating research, students determine which characteristics of an empirical paper influence the finance profession. Empirical Asset Pricing: Read More [+]

Prerequisites: Graduate level econometrics recommended

Additional Format: Three hours of seminar per week.

Formerly known as: Ph.D. in Business Administration 239C

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PHDBA 239FD Empirical Corporate Finance 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2024, Spring 2023, Spring 2022, Fall 2020, Spring 2020 This course provides a theoretical and empirical treatment of the core topics in corporate finance including internal corporate investment; external corporate investment (mergers and acquisitions); capital structure and financial contracting; bankruptcy; corporate governance. Empirical Corporate Finance: Read More [+]

Prerequisites: ECON 240A -240B or equivalent

Credit Restrictions: Students who have passed ECON 234C are not eligible to also receive credit for passing ECON C234C .

Instructor: Malmendier

Also listed as: ECON C234C

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PHDBA 239S Research Seminar in Finance 2 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2024, Spring 2024, Fall 2023 Advanced study in the field of Finance. Topics will vary from year to year and will be announced at the beginning of each semester. Research Seminar in Finance: Read More [+]

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PHDBA 249A Doctoral Seminar in Operations Management I 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2013, Fall 2011 Advanced study in the field of Operations Management with an emphasis on the interface between Operations Management and Marketing. Specific topics will vary from year to year. Doctoral Seminar in Operations Management I: Read More [+]

Prerequisites: Economics 201A; Industrical Engineering and Operations Research 262A; 263A; 250, 253 or 254

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PHDBA 249B Doctoral Seminar in Operations Management II 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2013, Fall 2011 Advanced study in the field of Operations Management with an emphasis on the interface between Operations Management and Marketing. Specific topics will vary from year to year. Doctoral Seminar in Operations Management II: Read More [+]

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PHDBA 249C Doctoral Seminar in Management III 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2014 Advanced study in the field of operations management with an emphasis on the role of rational consumer behavior. Specific topics will vary year to year. Doctoral Seminar in Management III: Read More [+]

Prerequisites: Indrustial Engineering and Operations Research 262A, 263A, 250 or 253 or 254, and Economics 201A

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PHDBA 259A Research in Micro-Organizational Behavior 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2024, Fall 2023, Fall 2022 Review of the research literature of micro-organizational behavior, including its social psychological and psychological foundations. Topics include: job design, work attitudes, organizational commitment, organizational culture, control and participation in organizations, creativity, personality, socialization leadership, industrial organization psychology. Research in Micro-Organizational Behavior: Read More [+]

Prerequisites: Ph.D. student or consent of instructor

Formerly known as: Business Administration 254A

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PHDBA 259B Research Seminar in Macro-Organizational Behavior 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2024, Fall 2022, Fall 2020 Review of the research literature of macro-organizational behavior, including its sociological and economic foundations. Topics include: social networks, organizational culture, status hierarchies, social influence, innovation and organizational diversity. Research Seminar in Macro-Organizational Behavior: Read More [+]

Formerly known as: Business Administration 254B

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PHDBA 259C Research Workshop on Macro Organizational Behavior 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2023, Fall 2021, Spring 2005 Review of the research literature of macro-organizational behavior, including its sociological and economic foundations. Topics include: social networks, organizational culture, status hierarchies, social influence, innovation and organizational diversity. Research Workshop on Macro Organizational Behavior: Read More [+]

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PHDBA 259E Research Seminar in Behavioral Science 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2020 Advanced study in the field of behavioral science. Topics will vary from year to year and will be announced at the beginning of each semester. Research Seminar in Behavioral Science: Read More [+]

Repeat rules: Course may be repeated for credit without restriction. Students may enroll in multiple sections of this course within the same semester.

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 1.5 hours of colloquium per week

Additional Format: One and one-half hours of colloquium per week.

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PHDBA 259S Research Seminar in Management of Organizations 2 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2024, Spring 2024, Fall 2023 Advanced study in the field of Management of Organizations. Topics will vary from year to year and will be announced at the beginning of each semester. Research Seminar in Management of Organizations: Read More [+]

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 0.5-3 hours of seminar per week

Additional Format: One-half to three hours of seminar per week.

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PHDBA 269A Seminar in Marketing: Buyer Behavior 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2024, Spring 2022, Fall 2018 Advanced topics seminar intended principally for Ph.D. students but open to advanced MBA students. Seminar in Marketing: Buyer Behavior: Read More [+]

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor

Formerly known as: Business Administration 269A

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PHDBA 269B Seminar in Marketing: Choice Modeling 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2023, Spring 2021, Spring 2019 Advanced topics seminar intended principally for Ph.D. students but open to advanced MBA students. Seminar in Marketing: Choice Modeling: Read More [+]

Formerly known as: Business Administration 269B

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PHDBA 269C Seminar in Marketing: Marketing Strategy 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2022, Fall 2020, Fall 2018 Advanced topics seminar intended principally for Ph.D. students but open to advanced MBA students. This section will focus on marketing theory and the development of marketing thought. (Course offered alternate years.) Seminar in Marketing: Marketing Strategy: Read More [+]

Formerly known as: Business Administration 269C

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PHDBA 269D Special Research Topics in Marketing 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2024, Fall 2023, Fall 2022 Review of special research topics in marketing not ordinarily covered in BA 269A, 269B, 269C. Content varies from year to year. (Course offered alternate years.) Special Research Topics in Marketing: Read More [+]

Formerly known as: Business Administration 269D

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PHDBA 269E Seminar in Marketing: Behavioral Science 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2020 Advanced study in the field of behavioral science. Topics will vary from year to year and will be announced at the beginning of each semester. Seminar in Marketing: Behavioral Science: Read More [+]

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PHDBA 269S Research Seminar in Marketing 2 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2024, Spring 2024, Fall 2023 Advanced study in the field of Marketing. Topics will vary from year to year and will be announced at the beginning of each semester. Research Seminar in Marketing: Read More [+]

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PHDBA C270 Workshop in Institutional Analysis 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2024, Spring 2024, Fall 2023, Fall 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2013 This seminar features current research of faculty, from UC Berkeley and elsewhere, and of advanced doctoral students who are investigating the efficacy of economic and non-economic forms of organization. An interdisciplinary perspective--combining aspects of law, economics, and organization--is maintained. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, bureaus, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come under scrutiny. The aspiration is to progressively build toward a new science of organization. Workshop in Institutional Analysis: Read More [+]

Prerequisites: Economics 100 or 101; Business Administration 110 or equivalent; or consent of instructor

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 2 hours of lecture per week

Additional Format: Two hours of Lecture per week for 15 weeks.

Also listed as: ECON C225

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PHDBA 279PA Political Economy: Frameworks 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2024 The course focuses on collective action phenomena, their connections to material conditions, their consequences for public policy, and their impact on economic performance and welfare. The focus is broad, covering mainly theory while tracing testable implications and occasionally delving into empirical evidence. Topics include conflict, state formation, state capacity, collective decision-making, voting, lobbying, theories of influence and corruption, the efficiency of democracy, political selection, electoral discipline and political accountability. Political Economy: Frameworks: Read More [+]

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PHDBA 279PB Theories of the Firm and Market Failures 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2024 This course is designed to help students understand the role of the government in addressing market failures and improving social welfare. The course has two broad objectives. The first is to develop an in depth understanding of empirical methods and research designs that are commonly used in applied microeconomics. The second is to familiarize students with important empirical findings and lines of inquiry at the frontier (and intersection) of public economics and industrial organization. Theories of the Firm and Market Failures: Read More [+]

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PHDBA 279PC Political Economy: Empirics 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2023 This graduate course in political economy addresses the interactions among citizens, profit-maximizing firms and a vast class of non-market agents, such as governments, public administration and regulatory institutions. The class emphasizes the operative implications of non-market institutions in affecting and constraining firm strategy and individual behavior. Topics and cases cover economic and political institutions, economic policy, lobbying, clientelism, bureaucracy , regulation, antitrust, activism and the media. We corroborate the analytical framework with real-world applications, ranging from the US historical experience to cross-country comparisons, to develop insight in interpreting fundamental politico-economic constraints. Political Economy: Empirics: Read More [+]

Additional Format: Two hours of lecture per week.

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PHDBA 279PD The Economic Institutions of Capitalism in Historical Perspective 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2023 The main focus of this course is on the economic institutions of capitalism. These institutions are studied in relation to the development of the state and the interplay of political and economic elites in the process that led to the Industrial Revolution. To properly conceptualize that process and get a long-run perspective, we use a comparative approach across regions of the world and over different historical periods. The Economic Institutions of Capitalism in Historical Perspective: Read More [+]

Formerly known as: Ph.D. in Business Administration 279D

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PHDBA 279S Research Seminar in Business and Public Policy 2 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2024, Spring 2024, Fall 2023 Advanced study in the field of Business and Public Policy. Topics will vary from year to year and will be announced at the beginning of each semester. Research Seminar in Business and Public Policy: Read More [+]

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PHDBA C279I Economics of Innovation 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2020, Fall 2018, Fall 2016, Spring 2016, Fall 2015 Study of innovation, technical change, and intellectual property, including the industrial organization and performance of high-technology industries and firms; the use of economic, patent, and other bibliometric data for the analysis of technical change; legal and economic issues of intellectual property rights; science and technology policy; and the contributions of innovation and diffusion to economic growth. Methods of analysis are both theoretical and empirical, econometric and case study. Economics of Innovation: Read More [+]

Also listed as: ECON C222

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PHDBA 289A Doctoral Seminar in Real Estate 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2024, Spring 2023, Spring 2022 Doctoral real estate seminar, covering topics related to real estate investment, finance, and market analysis. The course is rigorous and technical, applying financial and economic analysis to the subject areas of real estate finance, urban real estate economics, and real estate evaluation. Doctoral Seminar in Real Estate: Read More [+]

Prerequisites: Ph.D. equivalents of micro and macro economics, finance/or accounting, statistics and econometrics

Repeat rules: Course may be repeated for credit with instructor consent.

Formerly known as: Business Administration 289A

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PHDBA 289S Research Seminar in Real Estate 2 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2024, Spring 2024, Fall 2023 Advanced study in the field of Real Estate. Topics will vary from year to year and will be announced at the beginning of each semester. Research Seminar in Real Estate: Read More [+]

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PHDBA 297A Research and Theory in Business: Economics and Management Science 3 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007 The course begins with individual decision making under uncertainty, and goes on to cover game theory, including both static and dynamic games with perfect, imperfect, and incomplete information. The course also covers market equilibrium with uncertainty and imperfect information, including topics such as signalling, screening, adverse selection, and moral hazard. Research and Theory in Business: Economics and Management Science: Read More [+]

Credit Restrictions: Course is required for first year students in accounting, finance, and management science.

Formerly known as: Business Administration 292A

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PHDBA 297B Research and Theory in Business: Behavioral Science 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2023, Fall 2021, Spring 2021 The focus is upon defining a research problem, designing and employing specialized techniques to solve the problem. Topics will include concepts of causality, analysis of variance; experimental design; survey research; observation and multivariate analytical techniques. Research and Theory in Business: Behavioral Science: Read More [+]

Prerequisites: Ph.D. student or consent of instructor; previous work in statistics and probability theory

Formerly known as: Business Administration 292B

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PHDBA 297T Doctoral Topics in Business Administration 0.5 - 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2024, Spring 2024, Fall 2023 Advanced study in the field of Business Administration. Topics will vary from year to year and will be announced at the beginning of each semester. Doctoral Topics in Business Administration: Read More [+]

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - .5-3 hours of lecture per week

Summer: 6 weeks - 1.5-7.5 hours of lecture per week

Additional Format: to Three hours of Lecture per week for 15 weeks. One and one-half to Seven and one-half hours of Lecture per week for 6 weeks.

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PHDBA 299A Individual Research in Business Problems 12.0 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2015 10 Week Session, Summer 2012 10 Week Session, Spring 2011 Individual Research in Business Problems: Read More [+]

Prerequisites: PhD student standing and consent of instructor

Credit Restrictions: Forty-five hours of work per unit per term.

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 0-12 hours of independent study per week

Summer: 6 weeks - 0-20 hours of independent study per week 8 weeks - 0-24 hours of independent study per week

Additional Format: Zero to twelve hours of independent study per week. Zero to twenty four hours of independent study per week for 8 weeks. Zero to twenty hours of independent study per week for 6 weeks.

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PHDBA 375 Teaching Business 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2024, Spring 2023, Spring 2022 This course will cover the broad range of knowledge and skills necessary to teach in top business schools. Teaching business effectively requires a myriad of pedagogical styles and techniques, as well as the confidence and preparation necessary to convey the course material. This course seeks to prepare doctoral students for careers as faculty in business schools, giving them the insight and experience that will make their first courses successful ones. Students will learn effective teaching strategies by observing faculty mentors, reading pedagogical texts, and openly discussing the challenges and rewards of business instruction with experienced faculty and graduate student instructors. Teaching Business: Read More [+]

Subject/Course Level: Ph.D. in Business Administration/Professional course for teachers or prospective teachers

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PHDBA 602 Individual Study for Doctoral Students 1 - 8 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2010, Spring 2009, Spring 2008 Individual study in consultation with the major field adviser, intended to provide an opportunity for qualified students to prepare themselves for the various examinations required of candidates for the Ph.D. degree. Individual Study for Doctoral Students: Read More [+]

Prerequisites: Graduate standing

Credit Restrictions: Course does not satisfy unit or residence requirements for doctoral degree.

Repeat rules: Course may be repeated for credit up to a total of 16 units.

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 1-8 hours of independent study per week

Summer: 8 weeks - 5.5-45 hours of independent study per week

Additional Format: One to Eight hour of Independent study per week for 15 weeks. Five and one-half to hours of Independent study per week for 8 weeks.

Subject/Course Level: Ph.D. in Business Administration/Graduate examination preparation

Formerly known as: Business Administration 602

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PHDBA 602C Curricular Practical Training Internship 0.0 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2024, Spring 2023, Spring 2022 This is an independent study course for international students doing internships under the Curricular Practical Training program. Requires a paper exploring how the theoretical constructs learned in academic courses were applied during the internship. Curricular Practical Training Internship: Read More [+]

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 0 hours of independent study per week

Summer: 10 weeks - 0 hours of independent study per week

Additional Format: Zero hour of independent study per week. Zero hour of independent study per week for 10 weeks.

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Contact Information

Haas school of business.

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Phone: 510-642-1409 or 510-642-3944

Executive Director

Melissa Hacker

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Associate Director, Student Affairs

Lisa Sanders Villalba

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Faculty Director, PhD Program

Francesco Trebbi

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Tyrell Williams

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The Ph.D. program at Berkeley is designed for students interested in pursuing advanced study and conducting original research in Economics. The Ph.D. degree is awarded in recognition of the recipient's qualifications as a general economist and of the ability to make scholarly contributions in fields of specialization. Additionally, the Economics Ph.D. program is residential, there is no remote enrollment option. 

In advancing to the Ph.D. degree, students pass through two major stages:

  • Preparation for candidacy typically takes two to three years. During the first two semesters, students take courses to achieve competence in econometric methods, methods of economic history and fundamentals of microeconomic and macroeconomic theory. During the next two years, students prepare for examination in two fields of specialization of their choosing, prepare a dissertation prospectus, and take an oral examination. When these steps are completed, students are advanced to candidacy.
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New PhD course focuses on intersection of climate economics, sustainability

Rising to a critical need for more research and leadership in climate finance, Berkeley Haas has joined a group of top universities worldwide in offering an innovative online PhD course focused on the intersection of climate economics and sustainability.

Professors Adair Morse and Panos Patatoukas , co-faculty directors of the Sustainable & Impact Finance Initiative (SAIF) at Haas , began co-teaching the online class called “Financial Economics of Climate and Sustainability” this semester. 

Panos N. Patatoukas

They join faculty members from more than 10 schools including Stanford, Harvard, Yale, Columbia, and Oxford, who are teaching this course to a global cohort of nearly 1,000 students from 127 schools across 30 different countries. 

The goal is to inspire a new generation of climate leaders to embark on new research that leads to innovative ways of thinking about climate finance, Patatoukas said. “Our job as instructors will be to give them the tools and the frameworks and provide ways for them to start asking interesting questions,” he said. “Overall, it’s a really good time to more formally train our students in this space. It’s rapidly evolving, it’s messy, it’s not perfect, but that makes it interesting and exciting and an area of growth that is full of opportunities.”

Assoc. Prof. Adair Morse Deputy Assistant Secretary of Capital Access

The course will help create change in two areas. First, it encourages students to work outside of their academic silos and come together to share ideas. “Sometimes, in a business school, we’re thinking about these problems in isolation, but this is definitely a field where everybody has to work with each other to come up with better solutions,” Patatoukas said. Second, the course will encourage students to publish cutting-edge research. “We feel like our students will have an easier time getting published in an area that is so impactful and new where basic questions remain open,” he said. 

Each week, professors from different institutions will teach topics including climate, sustainability, and economic theory; corporate carbon disclosure; introduction to climate science; climate and asset pricing; and climate and investment management. All students enrolled in the course for credit will be required to submit an idea for a research project or a plan to review a set of sustainability papers from outside of the course by the last class.

“The timing is perfect for this course,” Patatoukas said. “As consensus has grown worldwide over the climate crisis, a transition to net zero isn’t happening fast enough.”

That’s where mobilizing massive amounts of capital to fight climate change comes into play.  An estimated $4 trillion to $5 trillion a year in resources will need to be financed and distributed to address climate global needs, said Terhilda Garrido , interim executive director of SAIF. “Only a fraction will be provided by governments,” she said. “This course addresses our need to mobilize innovative climate finance quickly, train leaders in finance, and learn from each other, globally. Climate is a global issue requiring global collaboration.”

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Where Finance, Technology, Entrepreneurship, and Impact Intersect

The Finance Program at Berkeley Haas reflects the Bay Area at large; we live and excel here at the global intersection of finance, technology, entrepreneurship, and impact.

Finance is top-3 among career paths that out MBAs pursue. The San Francisco Financial District, which is a short train ride from Berkeley, is the finance hub for the western half of the U.S. This provides ease of access for students to meet with alumni and other finance professionals for individual networking and interviews and for professionals to come to campus for recruiting, networking, guest speaker roles, and as faculty.

The San Francisco Bay Area is also the global capital of the Tech and Venture Capital industries, which underlie much of corporate finance, M+A, IPO and investment activity.

The Finance Program is perennially ranked in the top 10 by U.S. News & World Report , with faculty members who are leading researchers or leading practitioners in M&A, asset management, private equity, venture capital, impact investing, and fintech.

MBA students lead Finance , Investment , Private Equity , Fintech , and Venture Capital clubs and participate in national competitions like the Alpha Challenge, Sustainable Investing Challenge, and private equity competitions.

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Sample Finance Coursework

  • New Venture Finance
  • Asset Management
  • Private Equity
  • Venture Capital
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Corporate Finance
  • Search Funds
  • Sustainable and Impact Finance courses including Impact Investing Landscape
  • Speaker Series courses in Investment Banking, Venture Capital, Investment Management, Private Equity, and Fintech
  • Some finance students also choose to take quantitative finance courses in our Master of Financial Engineering program

Experiential Learning Opportunities in Finance

Haas Sustainable Investment Fund

The  Haas Sustainable Investment Fund is the first and largest student-managed socially responsible investment fund within a leading business school. You gain real-world experience in delivering strong financial returns and positive social impact. Since 2008, the student principals have more than quadrupled the initial investment to over $4 million.

Haas Impact Fund

Student teams receive training on sourcing, evaluating, and conducting due diligence for double bottom line impact investing opportunities, and then compete to analyze and pitch such ventures to a panel of judges, for up to $7,500 equity investment.

Impact Investing Practicum

Student teams lead projects for impact investing firms over ten weeks.

Hedge Fund Strategies

In Hedge Fund Strategies, student teams develop, test, and pitch their own investment strategies to a panel of investment professionals.

See the full list of Berkeley MBA experiential learning opportunities . 

Finance Scholarships and Fellowships

All scholarship and fellowship recipients are awarded scholarship money, are paired with a mentor in their field of interest, and receive priority enrollment in finance electives.

Investment Banking and Asset Management Fellowships

$5,000 scholarships and pairing with a mentor in investment banking or asset management, with applications in fall semester.

Entrepreneurial Finance Fellowship

For students with career goals in finance at startups, venture capital, impact investing, and fintech. $5,000 scholarships and pairing with a mentor in an entrepreneurial finance field, with applications in fall semester.

CJ White Fellowship

Scholarships of up to $100,000 and mentorship, awarded upon admission.

Finance Faculty Spotlight

Professor Ulrike Malmendier researches corporate finance, behavioral economics and finance, the economics of organizations, contract theory, law and economics, and law and finance. She is the recipient of the 2013 Fischer Black Prize in Economics, which honors the top finance scholar under the age of 40.

Professor  Annette Vissing- Jørgensen  studies empirical asset pricing and household finance (particularly stock market participation), private equity and entrepreneurship, and disclosure regulation. She teaches the core Finance course.

Professor Adair Morse is a Founding Faculty Director for the Sustainable and Impact Finance Initiative. She has taught Haas Sustainable Investment Fund, Haas Impact Fund, and New Venture Finance. She studies sustainable and impact investing, entrepreneurship, pension asset management, and served under Janet Yellen at U.S. Treasury.

Peter Goodson   is a member of the professional faculty and a private equity pioneer, having served as an early stage partner at Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, one of the first management buyout firms. He teaches Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity.

As executive director of strategic programs for the Berkeley Haas Finance Group, William Rindfuss d evelops programs to complement the finance curriculum and expands partnerships with the finance community and alumni. He previously worked as head of credit risk management for the West Coast at JPMorgan Investment Bank.

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Finance Co-Curriculars

The  Finance Club   organizes activities to assist members in evaluating careers in finance, including investment banking, and connects members with alumni and other finance professionals. The club runs a highly active calendar of events, in conjunction with other related clubs, that includes speakers, teach-ins, and workshops on topics from fintech to fixed income and financial modeling, as well as treks to firms such as Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan.

The Venture Capital Club provides training and promotes fellowships, internships and jobs in venture capital.

The   FinTech Club   connects students with career opportunities and prepares them to succeed as leaders in the fintech space. The club hosts speakers on topics such as blockchain and fintech for good. 

The  Investment Club   supports student interest in investment and financial analysis and helps them conduct job searches in the investment management industry, with a focus on fostering relationships with West Coast firms. The club holds an internal stock pitch competition each year and fields teams for national competitions such as the UNC Alpha Challenge and the Cornell Stock-Pick Challenge. Students also lead treks to Bay Area and LA-based firms.

The   Private Equity Club   offers opportunities for professional development and industry exposure, focusing on the range between growth equity and leveraged buyouts. Members compete in LBO competitions.

Support for Finance Careers

Students leverage their co-curricular experience, the Berkeley Haas Alumni Network, and the Career Management Group to pursue careers in finance. They benefit from training and advising from CMG professionals, workshops, treks to and visits from target firms, networking events, easy access to alumni and other professionals, and promotion of internships and job opportunities.

Students have access to online training in financial modeling from Wall Street Prep and a workshop on Valuation by Training the Street.

Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley, BlackRock, Parnassus, Square (and other FinTech startups) are just few of the employers who recognize the value a Berkeley MBA has to offer in finance. Additionally, firms such as Google and Amazon choose Berkeley MBA grads for in-house finance roles.

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PhD Financial Support

While funding packages vary by student, all admitted Ph.D. students receive up to five years of financial support through a combination of fellowships, Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) appointments, also known as teaching assistantships, and Graduate Student Researcher (GSR) appointments, also known as research assistantships. Funding consist of full payment of tuition and fees which include Student Health Insurance Program (SHIP) fees, Student Services fee, Campus fees, Class Pass fee, and Non-Resident Supplemental Tuition (NRST), and a living stipend. All funding packages are contingent on making satisfactory progress throughout the tenure of support.

As part of the funding package, U.S. citizens and Permanent Residents are expected to establish California residency at the end of their first year in California and to maintain residency throughout their studies. The NRST will not be paid for students beyond the first year (except for international students who are not eligible for California residency).

We encourage applicants to apply for fellowships from sources other than U.C. Berkeley. U.S. citizens and permanent residents are particularly encouraged to apply fellowships such as the National Science Foundation (NSF), Graduate Fellowships for STEM Diversity (GFSD), and the National Defense Science Engineering (NDSEG) fellowships.

Tuition/Fees/Cost of Attendance

Tuition and fees.

Current tuition and fees for Ph.D. students can be found on the Office of the Registrar's website (under "Graduate Academic" fee schedule). All tuition & fees are subject to change.

As a condition of enrollment all registered students at the University of California are required to meet the university’s health insurance mandate. Registered UC Berkeley graduate students are automatically enrolled in the Berkeley Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) as a way to meet this mandate but you may be eligible to waive enrollment in SHIP if you already have comparable insurance coverage that satisfies the University's requirement. Visit the Student Health Insurance Plan for more information.

Living Expenses

The UC Berkeley Financial Aid and Scholarships Office provides an annual estimate of the Cost of Attendance also known as the Graduate Student Budget which include living expenses for graduate students. This includes housing, utilities, food, books, supplies, personal, and transportation costs. Your expenses may be lower or higher depending on your lifestyle. The Graduate Student Budget is used to help determine the amount of financial aid you may be eligible to receive.

Residency for Tuition Purposes

Admitted PhD students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents are expected to establish California residency by the end of their first year in California and maintain residency throughout their studies. Nonresident Supplemental Tuition (NRST) for out-of-state students will only be covered for the first year. International students with F-1 or J-1 visas/nonimmigrant status are not eligible to establish residency.

You must start the process of fulfilling the residency requirements as soon as you arrive. In order to meet the University of California residency requirements, graduate students must be in an eligible immigration status and satisfy the "Physical Presence" and "Intent to Remain in California" requirements by the residence determination date, which is the first day of instruction.

The residency classification process is not automatic. Visit the Registrar's Office to learn more about Applying for Residency (for Tuition Purposes) .

Financial Aid

Federal Student Loan Programs provide the major source of need-based financial aid funding for graduate students. Berkeley participates in the Federal Direct Student Loan and Work-Study Programs, which are administered by the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office .

Financial Aid for International Students

All F-1 and J-1 international students are required to show proof of funding for a minimum of one year with the expectation that they will continue to have access to that funding throughout their education. In some cases, there are unexpected changes in a student's financial situation that require them to seek external support to continue their studies. Visit the Financial Aid for International Students page.

Department Funding

Statistics ph.d. graduate student funding policy, ph.d. funding policy .

The PhD Graduate Student Funding Policy can only be viewed by current Statistics PhD students and faculty by clicking the following link (you must be logged in to your @berkeley.edu account): Current Ph.D. Funding Policy

Fellowships and Awards

Entering (newly admitted) students.

All admitted students are automatically considered fellowships and awards during the admissions review process. Fellowship offers are generally made to applicants in their department admissions offer.

Continuing Students

Continuing students are automatically considered for departmental awards which are distributed throughout the year.

Graduate Student Academic Employment

Most financial support will be a combination of Academic Student Employment (ASE) positions such as a Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) and Graduate Student Researcher (GSR).

Students must meet certain academic requirements and other eligibility criteria to qualify for graduate student academic employment. Graduate students are also subject to Graduate Council and Graduate Division policies regarding appointments including minimum enrollment requirements and limitations on percentage of appointment.

See our Student Positions hiring page for more information.

Travel Grants

The kag graduate student travel fund.

In 2002 Dr. Kamil A. Grajski (Berkeley Ph.D. ’87), acting upon the suggestion of his mentor and friend Dr. Leo Breiman, established this fund to support travel for graduate students in the Department of Statistics.

Eligibility and Criteria

  • Must be a PhD student in Statistics
  • Normally a student would receive a travel grant once during the course of their studies.
  • Grant amounts will depend on the location of the proposed travel, but will generally be no more than $750 for travel within California, up to $1,000 for travel elsewhere in North America, and up to $1,500 for international travel.
  • There are a limited number of awards given each year
  • Priority will be given to students conducting or presenting research

Application

To apply, please complete the  KAG Graduate Student Travel Grant Application  which will be reviewed by the PhD Program Coordinator

  • purpose of the trip and approximate budget
  • written endorsement of a faculty advisor (via email)

The request can be made to cover travel, lodging and conference/registration fees.

Reimbursement and Report

A short report on the experience and how the trip benefited your studies must be submitted to the PhD Program Coordinator . All original receipts for which reimbursement is being requested or for which direct payment was made by the University must be turned in within 45 days after completion of travel.

Past Recipients & Reports:

  • 2019 Lihua Lei
  • 2018 Geno Guerra, Kellie Ottoboni
  • 2015 Arturo Fernandez-Zuniga, Soeren Kuenzel, Miklos Racz
  • 2014 Yuting Wei
  • 2013 Hye Soo Choi, Wenpin Tang
  • 2012 Yuval Benjamini
  • 2009 Garvesh Raskutti, Chinghway Lim, Yueqing Wang, Ying Xu
  • 2008 Choongsoon Bae, Jing Lei, Shankar Bhamidi, Vince Vu
  • 2007 Ron Peled
  • 2006 Na Xu, Peng Zhao, Donghui Yan
  • 2005 Bo Li, Guilherme Rocha
  • 2003 Chao Chen, Apratim Guha
  • 2002 Alan Hammond, Serban Nacu, Gabor Pete, Lea Popovic

Industry Fellowships

There are industry fellowships PhD students are eligible to apply for directly through the department thanks to the generous support of our industry partners. You can find more information on our Industrial Relations page.

Additional Financial Resources

Graduate division.

An extensive list of campus and extramural fellowships and awards along with their corresponding deadlines and application materials can be found on Graduate Division's Graduate Fellowships and Awards page.

Campus Travel Grants

Graduate assembly travel award.

The Graduate Assembly (GA) offers up to $300 in travel reimbursement for registered graduate students presenting at a conference outside of the San Francisco Bay Area. Visit the GA Funding Information and Application for more information.

Graduate Division Conference Travel Grant

PhD students may apply for Graduate Division funding to attend professional conferences if they are presenting a poster or paper. Grant amounts depend on location of conference (up to $600 within California; $900 elsewhere in North America, including Canada or Mexico; $1,500 outside of North America). Doctoral students are eligible for two grants per academic career. Students must be in good academic standing, and must be registered for the term in which they are planning to attend the conference, which also includes payment of fees/tuitions. Students on filing fee are not eligible. Applications are due at least three weeks before date of travel. Visit the Doctoral Conference Travel Grant Application (CalNet login required) for more information.

Extramural Fellowships

Extramural fellowships are those awarded by governmental agencies, private foundations, and corporations. Many extramural fellowships are open to international students. Others, such as the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and some government-sponsored fellowships, are awarded only to U.S. citizens.

The following are a few fellowships that might of interests to Statistics PhD students:

DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program The SCGSR program supports supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist for a period of 3 to 12 consecutive months—with the goal of preparing graduate students for scientific and technical careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission.

Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowships Open to U.S. citizens in the applied and physical sciences who have a record of high scholastic performance. Provides a stipend, tuition, and fees.

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Diversity Fellowships Three year fellowships for U.S. citizens or nationals who have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

Ford Foundation Dissertation Diversity Fellowships One year dissertation fellowships for U.S. citizens or nationals who have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Provides a $28,000 stipend.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowships Awarded for study in mathematical, physical, biological, and social sciences; engineering; science education; and in the history and philosophy of science. For U.S. citizens, nationals, and permanent residents at or near the beginning of graduate study. Three years of support.

National Physical Science Consortium Fellowship The NPSC offers Ph.D.-track fellowships in the physical sciences and related engineering fields. It is open to all qualified U.S. citizens, with an emphasis on recruiting applications from historically underrepresented minorities. NPSC Fellows will receive one or two paid summer internships, as well as tuition, fees, and stipends for up to six years.

IEOR Class of 2024

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Congratulations From IEOR Chair, Alper Atamturk

Alper Atamturk

Congratulations on your graduation! I am thrilled to celebrate all of the students graduating this year. This year, 16 ORMS undergraduates, 50 IEOR undergraduates, 98 master's of engineering, 86 master's of analytics, eight master's of science, and eight PhD students will graduate from Berkeley IEOR. These 266  students join the ranks of over 5,000 IEOR alumni who are positively impacting industry, government, and academia worldwide.

As Cal alumni, you epitomize the excellence with which UC Berkeley is globally renowned. I hope you take pride in this huge milestone and know that our faculty, staff, and your family and friends share in that pride.

Your unique journey to this point, filled with challenges and triumphs, has been nothing short of remarkable. We've tasked you with navigating a rigorous curriculum, solving intricate problems, navigating complex systems, and delving deeply into ethical considerations. You have not only risen to these challenges but conquered them with resilience and determination, mastering cutting-edge methodologies, optimization techniques, analytical tools, and beyond. 

As IEOR graduates, you have the ability to tackle uncertainty head-on and view it as an opportunity for innovation. Your problem-solving skills are more than just a skill, they are a superpower that will help you succeed in fast-changing environments.

As you embark on new adventures, remember to bring not only your technical expertise but also your capacity to think critically, adapt to change, and maintain resilience. Embrace the interdisciplinary and human aspects of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research. Collaborate with professionals from diverse backgrounds, challenge conventional norms, and prioritize inclusivity, sustainability, and ethics in your endeavors.

As this chapter of your Berkeley IEOR journey concludes, it signals the start of your enduring bond with our vibrant network of alumni. Remember, we stand as the sole IEOR department in the UC system. You now belong to an exclusive cohort of UC alumni equipped with formidable analytical prowess, ready to tackle challenges across diverse sectors and companies, with unwavering confidence in your rigorous training. Our alumni network is not just a resource but a community that is here to support you. Join our Alumni LinkedIn page , stay engaged on social media, and share your career milestones with us. We eagerly anticipate reconnecting at upcoming alumni events and encourage you to drop in whenever possible. Remember, your connection with the university and its alumni network is a valuable asset that can significantly contribute to your professional growth.

You possess the knowledge, skills, and passion to change the future in ways we haven't yet imagined, and I look forward to witnessing the achievements that await each of you. Congratulations, and Go Bears!

Sincerely, Alper Atamturk Professor and Department Chair, Berkeley IEOR

IEOR 2024 Awardees

Departmental Citation Awarded to Xin (Jennifer) Chen

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Excellence in Student Leadership Winner: Roxanne Wang

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Excellence in Student Leadership Rish Campbell

First Year Faculty Fellowship

First Year Faculty Fellowship, Awarded to Haoyu Liu

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Jengyee Prize Winner: Emily Kim Meng

Jengyee Prize

Katta G. Murty Prize Winner: Hyungki Im

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Marshall-Oliver-Rosenberger Award Awarded to Yuhang Wu

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Bachelor of science, master of analytics, master of engineering, master of science, our graduates.

Berkeley opened my door to a wider world, while ORMS guided me in finding my interests and paths. The practice I gained from class projects and the support I received from so many wonderful people here made up the most inspiring and pleasant part of my undergrad years.

Cayden Sewell

"I truly cherished the tight-knit community within the IEOR department, where students, professors, and GSIs fostered close relationships, making every class feel like a collaborative journey. The department's commitment to providing rich learning experiences through engaging topics like Logistics Network Design, Supply Chain Management, and Decision Analytics, paired with access to influential speakers and potential internships, profoundly enriched my academic life. A heartfelt thank you to Professors Chiwei Yan, Rajan Udwani, Rhonda Righter, Zeyu Zhang, Anil Aswani, Lee Fleming, and Ken Goldberg; your remarkable teaching has been a cornerstone of my successful and enjoyable academic tenure, which I cannot thank you all enough for." Danny Dahel, BS IEOR '24

Danny Dahel

I loved how interdisciplinary IEOR was -- I felt like I truly given the opportunity to explore any path I was curious about through the wide variety of classes. Through classes like 115 and 180, I was able to do hands-on technical work with companies -- work that made me a better engineer, but also was beneficial for the companies' growth. I'll really miss IEOR and how tight-knit my classes were!

Joelle Siong Sin

What l absolutely adore about my time at Berkeley is the genius groups I got to collaborate with on my project. They're not just brainy-they're like human Google searches, but with better social skills! These folks have inspired me and pushed me to up my game, especially my friends who've had my back more reliably than my Wi-Fi connection. Another thing I'll miss? The classroom vibe. There's nothing quite like swapping thoughts with classmates and professors, diving into a sea of wild ideas.

Victor Moises Gutierrez Solis

What I cherished the most at Berkeley IEOR was its supportive community. During my four years at Berkeley IEOR, I discovered my career goals, and academic interests, and cultivated deep relationships. Huge thanks to Professor Anil Aswani for his immense support and guidance throughout my undergraduate research journey. I would also like to express my sincere appreciation to Professor Rhonda Righter, Professor Thibaut Mastrolia, and Professor Zeyu Zheng for the valuable opportunities and advice that they have provided! and thanks to everyone else in the department who shaped my amazing experience.

Kairan Wang

The best part about IEOR is the people. The classes can get difficult, but it all gets better when it's a team of people carrying forward!

Anushka Baid

What l enjoyed most about IEOR was diving into FinTech, an undiscovered area for me until I joined the program. Getting to work with such incredible professors who are so successful in their fields during our Capstone Project has been an incredible experience.

Claudia Cañete Yaque

I came to Berkeley to further my passion for Operations Research because Berkeley has the second-best lEOR program in the US. I appreciate all the faculty in the department with whom I have taken a class. The classes are challenging but rewarding. I will miss all the speakers or networking events with different professionals from the industry or academia. They enlightened the way forward. Go bears!

Fengyi Chen

I cherished the dynamic problem-solving experiences in IEOR, and I'm immensely grateful to the faculty and my peers for their support. I will miss the close-knit community and the collaborative atmosphere that made my academic journey unforgettable.

Loic Jannin

IEOR allowed me to apply the knowledge that I learned in class settings to actual, real-world challenges and projects.

Tragic News – The Passing of Chris Edley, Visionary and Beloved Dean

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Message from Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, May 10, 2024:

Dear Berkeley Law Community,

It is with a very heavy heart that I am writing to inform you that our beloved colleague and former dean Chris Edley died on Friday morning.

Chris had an amazing life and career, including being a transformative dean for Berkeley Law.

Chris graduated from Swarthmore College and the Harvard School of Public Policy and Harvard Law School. He then had an exemplary career in academia and in public service.

Chris spent 23 years as a professor at Harvard Law School, including co-founding the Harvard Civil Rights Project, before coming to Berkeley Law as dean in 2004. He served as dean until 2013. As dean, he made an enormous positive difference in every aspect of the law school, from the hiring of many terrific faculty, to his initiative to build the south addition (with the library and classrooms and Café Zeb), to dramatically increasing support for public interest grants for students, to the creation of many centers.

Chris served in White House policy and budget positions under Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. Chris also held senior positions in five presidential campaigns: policy director for Michael Dukakis (1988); and senior policy adviser for Al Gore (2000), Howard Dean (2004), Barack Obama (2008), and Hillary Clinton (2016). In 1993, he was a senior economic adviser in the Clinton Presidential Transition, responsible for housing and regulation of financial institutions. In 2008, he was a board member for the Obama presidential transition, with general responsibility for healthcare, education, and immigration. In 1993, he was a senior economic adviser in the Clinton Presidential Transition, responsible for housing and regulation of financial institutions. In 2008, he was a board member for the Obama presidential transition, with general responsibility for healthcare, education, and immigration. From 2011-2013, he co-chaired the congressionally chartered National Commission on Education Equity and Excellence.

Chris was a fellow or member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences; the National Academy of Public Administration; the Council on Foreign Relations; the American Law Institute; the Advisory Board of the Hamilton Project, the Brookings Institution; and the board of Inequality Media. He is a National Associate of the National Research Council, the operating arm of the National Academies of Science, for which he chaired a committee to evaluate NAEP performance standards, and a committee to design a national system of education equity indicators.

Since completing his deanship, he has served the Law School and the campus in countless ways, including recently serving for two years as the Interim Dean of the School of Education. Chris and Maria Echaveste directed the Opportunity Institute.

Chris and I were law school classmates. He has been a dear friend and has provided me invaluable wisdom and support in my years as a dean. I know I speak for all of us in saying how terribly much we will miss him.

I will keep you posted of plans for memorials.

Appointment of Abel Valenzuela Jr. as Dean of UCLA’s Division of Social Sciences

Dear Colleagues:

I write to share that following a comprehensive search process, Abel Valenzuela Jr. has been appointed dean of the UCLA College Division of Social Sciences.

Serving as interim dean of the division since Sept. 1, 2022, Dean Valenzuela has provided steadfast leadership and oversight of the division. Among his accomplishments in his interim capacity, he has moved the division forward with key ladder-rank faculty hires and retention, supporting divisional and campuswide priorities around equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives; and he has appointed new chairs and research center directors that will support the division. Dean Valenzuela has also secured multiple gifts for the division, raising more than $5 million and nurturing other potential gifts that will enhance the social sciences. He has worked closely with the Social Sciences Advisory Board, adding several new members and partnering to shape divisional priorities, including securing the endowed Lifka Staff Excellence Award in the social sciences — the first such endowment at UCLA.

A member of our faculty for a remarkable 30 years, Dean Valenzuela holds appointments in the César E. Chávez Department for Chicana/o and Central American Studies as well as in Labor Studies in the UCLA College Division of Social Sciences. He also holds an appointment in the Department of Urban Planning at the Luskin School of Public Affairs. In addition to serving as interim dean, he has held several other academic leadership positions including chairing Chicana/o and Central American studies for two terms and directing the Center for the Study of Urban Poverty. Dean Valenzuela was also special advisor to the chancellor on immigration policy, contributing to student success among immigrant, undocumented and international students.

As director of UCLA’s Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE) for six years, he oversaw labor studies, the Labor Center, the Labor Occupational Safety and Health Program (LOSH) and the Human Resources Round Table, which are dedicated to advancing research, teaching and service on labor and employment issues in Los Angeles and beyond. During his leadership, IRLE successfully purchased and renamed the downtown labor center as the UCLA James Lawson Jr. Worker Justice Center. The Labor Center and LOSH generated millions in extramural research grants and contracts under Dean Valenzuela’s leadership, and the IRLE and labor studies launched a successful major for undergraduates — the first of its kind within the University of California.

A leading expert on immigrant and low-wage workers, Dean Valenzuela continues to contribute to national public and policy conversations and has published numerous articles and reports on immigrant settlement, labor market outcomes, urban poverty and inequality. His scholarship has shaped research on itinerant workers, worker centers and immigrant work. His studies have engaged local stakeholders and community-based organizations, and influenced policy and legislation on issues related to labor, social stratification, race, poverty and neighborhood change. Dean Valenzuela earned his B.A. from UC Berkeley and his master’s and Ph.D. in city planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

I wish to thank the search/advisory committee members for assembling an outstanding pool of candidates for this position and for their role in recruiting Dean Valenzuela. Miguel A. García-Garibay, senior dean of the College, dean of the Division of Physical Sciences and distinguished professor of chemistry and biochemistry, chaired the committee. Other members were:

  • Andrew Atkeson – Stanley M. Zimmerman Professor of Economics and Finance
  • Lorrie Frasure – director, Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies; Ralph J. Bunche Endowed Chair; professor of political science and African American studies
  • Jamie M. Goodwin-White – associate professor of geography
  • Tobias Higbie – professor of history and labor studies; director of the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment
  • Kerri L. Johnson – professor of communication and of psychology; associate vice chancellor for faculty development
  • Purnima Mankekar – professor of anthropology; Asian American studies; gender studies; and film, television and digital media
  • Megan Sweeney – professor of sociology
  • Chris Zepeda-Millán – associate professor of Chicana/o studies, sociology, political science and public policy

Looking ahead, Dean Valenzuela plans to continue prioritizing staff excellence in social sciences with development activities and investments; supporting faculty recruitment and retention efforts to secure, maintain and enhance UCLA’s core mission and excellence in research, teaching and service; and to advance graduate student support, including strengthening our connections and resources for international students.

Given his longstanding leadership and commitment to UCLA, Chancellor Block and I are confident that Abel will continue to help the Division of Social Sciences reach new heights. Please join us in congratulating Abel on his many achievements as he takes on the role of permanent dean.

Darnell Hunt Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

The Bristol was the luxury leader. The Berkeley West Palm Beach condo will be close behind

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The developer of The Bristol  condominium plans to build another condo in West Palm Beach that will be a scaled-down version of the priciest and most luxurious condo ever built in Palm Beach County.

The new tower, dubbed The Berkeley, will rise 25 stories and be built on Clear Lake , the body of water on the city's western boundary that also serves as the city's drinking water supply.

"It's going to be Bristol-quality, but we're doing it for a lesser price," according to Allan Adelson, who co-developed The Bristol in 2019. "But because it's me, I'm going to give them The Bristol look, feel and quality. It'll be Bristol-esque, for sure."

The Bristol, a 68-unit tower rising 24 stories, features units costing an average of $10 million each. The tower sits at 1100 S. Flagler Drive and is billed as an ultra-luxury condominium.

The Berkeley, estimated to cost $500 million to build, will have many of the same luxury amenities as The Bristol. This includes balconies on the west and east sides of each unit and a white marble lobby floor.

Like the Bristol, the Berkeley also will have unobstructed water views, albeit facing west toward Clear Lake instead of the Intracoastal.

Even the project's design is a wink to The Bristol: The building's wavy exteriors consist of a distinctive "B" pattern.

But unlike The Bristol, The Berkeley will cater to families. These units will feature two, three and four bedrooms, plus a bonus room for a playroom or office. There will be no one-bedroom or studio units.

And unlike The Bristol's $10 million-plus units, The Berkeley's 191 condos will sell for between $1.7 million to $4 million, or about $1,000 per square foot. Units on higher floors, which will also offer north- and east-facing ocean views, will cost more, as will penthouse units.

The Berkeley's target buyers are professionals with families who work in the city's new crop of financial firms, Adelson said in an exclusive interview with The Palm Beach Post on Tuesday, May 7.

"Our market is the people coming to work here but who aren't the chairman or the president of the company," Adelson said. "Still, they earn a very good living."

Most importantly, they have families. Therefore, unlike The Bristol and other high-rises planned in the downtown, Adelson said, The Berkeley will be family-oriented, with plenty of bedrooms and perks for children.

Thomas Morrison, who owns the land where the condo will be built, characterized The Berkeley's focus in an interview last December: "The demand coming here has changed from retirees and old money to young families coming here for new business and new employment."

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The sales launch comes at a time when numerous new condominium towers costing at least $2 million already are trying to attract preconstruction buyers.

These condos are mostly planned or being built along Flagler Drive, facing the Intracoastal Waterway.

But Adelson isn't concerned that there are too many condos for sale in the downtown.

"I am a strong, strong, strong believer in the West Palm Beach market," Adelson said.

"People who are way richer than me and smarter than me have made fantastic commitments to the area," he added, singling out Related Cos. Chairman Stephen Ross.

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Ross, owner of the NFL's Miami Dolphins, is the city's dominant office building owner and developer. Related built CityPlace in 2000 and then placed a big bet on West Palm Beach during the pandemic by building and buying the city's top office towers.

The move supercharged efforts to create a budding financial district in the city, which continues to draw a range of hedge funds and private equity and technology firms. These companies, in turn, are fueling demand for upscale housing, including luxury housing throughout the city and the county.

"And I don't see what's going to change about this," Adelson said. "All this housing being built will eventually get absorbed."

Nevertheless, the competitor in Adelson couldn't help boasting about what he sees as his project's advantages over other proposed condos in the city: The Berkeley, like The Bristol, is the only condominium project sighted from north to south, he said.

This means that each unit will offer full water views and not partial or even blocked views, like all the other new or proposed condos that are squeezed into parcels of land running east to west.

The Berkeley's investors are local residents, including some who own condos at The Bristol in West Palm Beach

The Berkeley tower will be built on 2 acres at 601 and 621 Clearwater Park Road along South Australian Avenue. The site is just east of Interstate 95 and north of Okeechobee Boulevard.

The Morrison family of Palm Beach bought the sites in 2021 and 2022 for a combined $13.5 million, then teamed with Adelson to develop The Berkeley.

Also part of the team: Rocco A. Marcello, founder of Windsor Private Capital in Toronto. Marcello, a longtime seasonal Palm Beach resident, owns Cafe L'Europe restaurant in Palm Beach.

Several current and former Bristol residents also are part of The Berkeley investor group.

They include tech entrepreneur Tom Garvina; and former Intech Investments Chairman Robert Garvy, who bought a unit in The Bristol for $11.8.5 million in 2019 and then sold it for $21 million in 2023 to John J. Nelson, an insurance executive. Nelson is a partner in The Berkeley, too, Adelson said.

Also on the team: Bob Ernst, a physician-turned-real estate developer from Michigan; and former NFL player Joe Conwell, who formerly played for the Philadelphia Eagles. Conwell is now a real estate agent who will lead The Berkeley's sales. Both Ernst and Conwell recently moved to Palm Beach County.

Area real estate brokers were introduced to the project on May 9, and preconstruction sales are commencing. Already, 11 units have been sold to both investors and would-be residents, Adelson said.

Parking won't be a problem for The Berkeley's residents: Adelson plans a 425-space garage, and he expects each condo will come with two parking spaces.

All the complex's space will be used for perks and views.

Details about The Berkeley in downtown West Palm: Rooftop lounge, private dining room, adult pool

The tower will have a rooftop lounge and bar, private dining room, and adult pool and spa. On the seventh floor, atop the parking garage, there are perks for the whole family including a fitness center, spa, lounge, kids and teen room, and a family swimming pool with a water spa and cabanas.

A sales center is under construction on the ninth floor of an adjacent office building at 500 S. Australian. The space will offer potential buyers the same sweeping water views of Clear Lake that they can expect if they buy in The Berkeley, Conwell said.

The Berkeley's backers all talked about creating a neighborhood in this section of the city, which is close enough to the downtown to be convenient but far enough outside to escape the increasing traffic gridlock.

The site also is easy to get to and from I-95 as well as Australian Avenue, Conwell said.

Over time, this section of the city could become "Hudson Yards South," Conwell quipped, referencing New York's Hudson Yards, the once-overlooked west side of Manhattan that Related Cos. transformed into a residential and office enclave.

During the next few years, this section of the city could get an added boost if plans to bring a Vanderbilt University campus to nearby government-owned parcels come to fruition.

The Nashville-based private university is interested in building graduate business and computer schools to 7 acres once intended for a University of Florida campus.

Talks continue between Vanderbilt officials, government officials and top business officials, but no plan is completed yet.

Alexandra Clough is a business writer and columnist at  The Palm Beach Post . You can reach her at  [email protected] . Twitter:  @acloughpbp . 

Ethics reform measure will go to L.A. voters. Critics say it’s watered down

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Los Angeles voters in November will weigh in on a ballot measure that would strengthen the city’s ethics oversight after a string of scandals at City Hall.

Watchdog groups were deeply disappointed, saying the measure does not go far enough after the City Council watered down a proposal that had included more sweeping changes, such as giving the volunteer Ethics Commission unilateral power to put items on the ballot.

The ballot measure passed unanimously by the council on Tuesday would increase penalties for violations of the city ethics code to $15,000 from $5,000. The city department that includes the commission would get a minimum annual budget of $6.5 million, slightly more than what is now proposed for the upcoming fiscal year. Also, a newly created Charter Reform Commission would review the entire city charter.

California Common Cause, a good-government group, called the measure “disheartening.”

“The Los Angeles City Council had a chance to turn the tide of corruption at City Hall and begin a new era in which L.A. residents could trust their local elected officials,” said Jonathan Mehta Stein, the group’s executive director. “Instead they chose to uphold a broken, shameful status quo.”

The ethics department’s budget is contingent on the approval of the City Council, whose members the department sometimes investigates. The department oversees investigations and enforces the city’s lobbying, ethics and campaign finance rules. The Ethics Commission oversees policies and votes on proposed penalties.

In January, former Councilmember Jose Huizar was sentenced to 13 years in federal prison for his role in a sprawling set of criminal schemes that involved cash payouts, casino chips at Las Vegas hotels and other bribes from developers seeking to build glittering downtown high-rises.

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 13: Los Angeles City Council member Jose Huizar, before the Los Angeles City Council votes on imposing a new fee on development to raise money for affordable housing at the L.A. City Council Chambers on December 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA. (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)

Former L.A. Councilman Jose Huizar sentenced to 13 years in prison in corruption case

The judge said a substantial prison sentence would recognize the harm done by the former councilmember to his constituents, the city and democracy itself.

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Another former councilmember, Mitchell Englander, pleaded guilty in 2020 to giving false information to investigators after FBI agents inquired about his own Vegas trip in 2017, during which he received cash in an envelope in a casino bathroom.

Councilmember Curren Price, who represents part of South L.A., was charged by L.A. County prosecutors with embezzlement, perjury and conflict of interest in June last year. He has repeatedly proclaimed his innocence.

Price’s colleague on the council, Kevin de León, was one of three then-councilmembers captured on a secret recording of a conversation featuring vulgar and racist remarks. Council President Nury Martinez resigned, and De León weathered months of protests calling for his resignation.

Ron Herrera, who was president of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, was part of the conversation and also resigned.

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 03, 2019 Los Angeles City Councilwoman Nury Martinez listens as fellow Council members vote to elect her as City Council President which makes her the first Latina president in Los Angeles City Council history. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

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A group led by the labor federation backed the watered-down version of the ethics ballot measure.

In a letter Monday to council members, the group said that some of the proposals would “erode a system of checks and balances” at City Hall.

In particular, adding more members to the Ethics Commission without approval from the council would create “a quasi-separate government agency that is accountable to no one,” the group wrote.

After the council voted Tuesday for the version of the ballot measure backed by the unions, which did not include an expanded volunteer panel, county Federation of Labor President Yvonne Wheeler could be seen with union leaders clapping and celebrating in the rotunda, according to a video posted on X .

City Council President Paul Krekorian and others began looking at ways to bolster the commission’s power several years ago.

Krekorian is now chair of the Ad Hoc Committee of Government Reform, which was created by council members after the recording featuring De León and the others was made public in October 2022.

In a statement after Tuesday’s vote, Krekorian called the council’s actions a “huge step forward” in reforming city government.

He and Councilmember Nithya Raman, who is vice chair of the government reform committee, voted against proposed amendments that were supported by labor groups and were included in the final ballot measure.

The amendments were submitted by Councilmembers Hugo Soto-Martinez and Tim McOsker, with Councilmembers Imelda Padilla and Eunisses Hernandez seconding.

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Dakota Smith covers City Hall for the Los Angeles Times. She is part of the team that won the 2023 Pulitzer Prize in breaking news for reporting on a leaked audio recording that upended City Hall politics. She joined the newsroom in 2016 and previously covered City Hall for the Los Angeles Daily News. She is a graduate of Lewis & Clark College and lives in Los Angeles.

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Zvenigorod's most famous sight is the Savvino-Storozhevsky Monastery, which was founded in 1398 by the monk Savva from the Troitse-Sergieva Lavra, at the invitation and with the support of Prince Yury Dmitrievich of Zvenigorod. Savva was later canonised as St Sabbas (Savva) of Storozhev. The monastery late flourished under the reign of Tsar Alexis, who chose the monastery as his family church and often went on pilgrimage there and made lots of donations to it. Most of the monastery’s buildings date from this time. The monastery is heavily fortified with thick walls and six towers, the most impressive of which is the Krasny Tower which also serves as the eastern entrance. The monastery was closed in 1918 and only reopened in 1995. In 1998 Patriarch Alexius II took part in a service to return the relics of St Sabbas to the monastery. Today the monastery has the status of a stauropegic monastery, which is second in status to a lavra. In addition to being a working monastery, it also holds the Zvenigorod Historical, Architectural and Art Museum.

Belfry and Neighbouring Churches

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Located near the main entrance is the monastery's belfry which is perhaps the calling card of the monastery due to its uniqueness. It was built in the 1650s and the St Sergius of Radonezh’s Church was opened on the middle tier in the mid-17th century, although it was originally dedicated to the Trinity. The belfry's 35-tonne Great Bladgovestny Bell fell in 1941 and was only restored and returned in 2003. Attached to the belfry is a large refectory and the Transfiguration Church, both of which were built on the orders of Tsar Alexis in the 1650s.  

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To the left of the belfry is another, smaller, refectory which is attached to the Trinity Gate-Church, which was also constructed in the 1650s on the orders of Tsar Alexis who made it his own family church. The church is elaborately decorated with colourful trims and underneath the archway is a beautiful 19th century fresco.

Nativity of Virgin Mary Cathedral

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The Nativity of Virgin Mary Cathedral is the oldest building in the monastery and among the oldest buildings in the Moscow Region. It was built between 1404 and 1405 during the lifetime of St Sabbas and using the funds of Prince Yury of Zvenigorod. The white-stone cathedral is a standard four-pillar design with a single golden dome. After the death of St Sabbas he was interred in the cathedral and a new altar dedicated to him was added.

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Under the reign of Tsar Alexis the cathedral was decorated with frescoes by Stepan Ryazanets, some of which remain today. Tsar Alexis also presented the cathedral with a five-tier iconostasis, the top row of icons have been preserved.

Tsaritsa's Chambers

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The Nativity of Virgin Mary Cathedral is located between the Tsaritsa's Chambers of the left and the Palace of Tsar Alexis on the right. The Tsaritsa's Chambers were built in the mid-17th century for the wife of Tsar Alexey - Tsaritsa Maria Ilinichna Miloskavskaya. The design of the building is influenced by the ancient Russian architectural style. Is prettier than the Tsar's chambers opposite, being red in colour with elaborately decorated window frames and entrance.

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At present the Tsaritsa's Chambers houses the Zvenigorod Historical, Architectural and Art Museum. Among its displays is an accurate recreation of the interior of a noble lady's chambers including furniture, decorations and a decorated tiled oven, and an exhibition on the history of Zvenigorod and the monastery.

Palace of Tsar Alexis

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The Palace of Tsar Alexis was built in the 1650s and is now one of the best surviving examples of non-religious architecture of that era. It was built especially for Tsar Alexis who often visited the monastery on religious pilgrimages. Its most striking feature is its pretty row of nine chimney spouts which resemble towers.

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The Unique Burial of a Child of Early Scythian Time at the Cemetery of Saryg-Bulun (Tuva)

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In 1988, the Tuvan Archaeological Expedition (led by M. E. Kilunovskaya and V. A. Semenov) discovered a unique burial of the early Iron Age at Saryg-Bulun in Central Tuva. There are two burial mounds of the Aldy-Bel culture dated by 7th century BC. Within the barrows, which adjoined one another, forming a figure-of-eight, there were discovered 7 burials, from which a representative collection of artifacts was recovered. Burial 5 was the most unique, it was found in a coffin made of a larch trunk, with a tightly closed lid. Due to the preservative properties of larch and lack of air access, the coffin contained a well-preserved mummy of a child with an accompanying set of grave goods. The interred individual retained the skin on his face and had a leather headdress painted with red pigment and a coat, sewn from jerboa fur. The coat was belted with a leather belt with bronze ornaments and buckles. Besides that, a leather quiver with arrows with the shafts decorated with painted ornaments, fully preserved battle pick and a bow were buried in the coffin. Unexpectedly, the full-genomic analysis, showed that the individual was female. This fact opens a new aspect in the study of the social history of the Scythian society and perhaps brings us back to the myth of the Amazons, discussed by Herodotus. Of course, this discovery is unique in its preservation for the Scythian culture of Tuva and requires careful study and conservation.

Keywords: Tuva, Early Iron Age, early Scythian period, Aldy-Bel culture, barrow, burial in the coffin, mummy, full genome sequencing, aDNA

Information about authors: Marina Kilunovskaya (Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation). Candidate of Historical Sciences. Institute for the History of Material Culture of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Dvortsovaya Emb., 18, Saint Petersburg, 191186, Russian Federation E-mail: [email protected] Vladimir Semenov (Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation). Candidate of Historical Sciences. Institute for the History of Material Culture of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Dvortsovaya Emb., 18, Saint Petersburg, 191186, Russian Federation E-mail: [email protected] Varvara Busova  (Moscow, Russian Federation).  (Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation). Institute for the History of Material Culture of the Russian Academy of Sciences.  Dvortsovaya Emb., 18, Saint Petersburg, 191186, Russian Federation E-mail:  [email protected] Kharis Mustafin  (Moscow, Russian Federation). Candidate of Technical Sciences. Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.  Institutsky Lane, 9, Dolgoprudny, 141701, Moscow Oblast, Russian Federation E-mail:  [email protected] Irina Alborova  (Moscow, Russian Federation). Candidate of Biological Sciences. Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.  Institutsky Lane, 9, Dolgoprudny, 141701, Moscow Oblast, Russian Federation E-mail:  [email protected] Alina Matzvai  (Moscow, Russian Federation). Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.  Institutsky Lane, 9, Dolgoprudny, 141701, Moscow Oblast, Russian Federation E-mail:  [email protected]

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