Hal Varian

Professor Emeritus (I School, Business, and Economics)


Economics of information


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.

Current Research

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

Other Research

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

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