Hal Varian

Hal Varian
Professor Emeritus (I School, Business, and Economics)
Focus: Economics of information

Current Research

I work on economics and business strategy associated with information technology industries.

Other Activities

Professor, Haas School of Business
Professor, Economics Department


S.B. Economics, MIT, 1969
M.A. Mathematics, UC Berkeley, 1973
Ph.D. Economics, UC Berkeley, 1973


Dr. Varian has worked in a variety of areas in economics, business, and information technology. His recent work has been concerned with the economics of the Internet, intellectual property, and electronic commerce. Dr. Varian holds joint appointments with the Haas School of Business and the Department of Economics.

Something few people know about me
I was president of the MIT Student Art Association.

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