Carl Shapiro is a member of the Council of Economic Advisers. Shapiro is on leave from the University of California at Berkeley, where he is the Transamerica Professor of Business Strategy at the Haas School of Business and Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics.
Shapiro has published extensively in the areas of industrial organization, competition policy, the economics of innovation, and competitive strategy. He is co-author of the 1999 book, Information Rules: A Strategic Guide to the Network Economy.
Shapiro is a former Alfred P. Sloan Fellow and Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. He was the founding Co-Editor and then Editor of the Journal of Economic Perspectives. Shapiro was Director of the Institute of Business and Economic Research at UC Berkeley from 1998-2008.
Shapiro served from 2009-2011 as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economics at the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice, where he supervised more than fifty Ph.D. economists in the Antitrust Division’s Economic Analysis Group. He earned his Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1981.