One Bank Flagship Seminar by Hal Varian, Google

Professor Hal Varian, Chief Economist at Google, joined us for a One Bank Flagship Seminar on Competition on Thursday 1 December.

Event date: 1 December 2016

Professor Varian is an emeritus professor at the University of California, Berkeley in three departments: business, economics, and information management.  He holds honorary doctorates from the University of Oulu, Finland and the University of Karlsruhe, Germany.  He is also a fellow of the Guggenheim Foundation, the Econometric Society, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. 

Professor Varian joined Google in May 2002 as a consultant and has been involved in many aspects of the company, including auction design, econometric analysis, finance, corporate strategy and public policy.

Professor Varian has published numerous papers in economic theory, industrial organization, financial economics, econometrics and information economics. He is the author of two major economics textbooks which have been translated into 22 languages.  He is the co-author of a bestselling book on business strategy, Information Rules: A Strategic Guide to the Network Economy and wrote a monthly column for the New York Times from 2000 to 2007. 

The One Bank Flagship Seminars are a series of presentations by high-profile speakers, drawn in the main from disciplines outside of economics and finance.  The idea is that they will present their work and draw out its relevance to our ‘One Bank Research Agenda’.

For any queries about this event, please contact the Bank of England’s Stakeholder Relations Group.

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