Hal Ronald Varian

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Date of Birth: 03/18/1947

Age: 69

Place of birth: Worcester

Citizenship: United States


Professor Varian wrote two textbooks that have become bestsellers - `Microeconomics. Intermediate level: Modern Podhod` (Intermediate Microeconomics), microeconomics textbook for advanced and more complex `Microeconomic analiz` (Microeconomic Analysis).

Together with Carl Shapiro (Carl Shapiro) from Berkeley in 1999, he became the author of the book `Information Rules: A Strategic Guide to network ekonomike` (Information Rules: A Strategic Guide to the Network Economy), which applies traditional economic theory to modern information technology, `Economics and information technology: Vvedenie` (The Economics of information technology: An Introduction).

Hal Varian born March 18, 1947 in Worcester, Ohio (Wooster, Ohio). In 1969, he graduated with a bachelor`s degree in economics at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), and in 1973 he defended his master`s degree in mathematics and a doctorate in economics, both - at the University of California at Berkeley. On a regular basis, he taught at MIT in 1973-1977 years, from 1977 to 1984 was professor of economics at the University of Michigan (University of Michigan), and then from 1983 to 1996, he held the same position of Professor of Finance and from 1995 to 2010 he taught at Berkeley .

From 1995 to 2003, Varian held kreslodekana School of Information Management and Systems (School of Information Management and Systems, SIMS) in Berkeley. As a visiting professor Varian taught courses at Stanford (Stanford University), Oxford (University of Oxford), Saarlandskom (Saarland University), Stockholm (University of Stockholm), the University of Arizona (University of Arizona) and the School of Business in Helsinki (Helsinki School of Business), and also worked in the Center for policy research (Centre of policy studies) at Monash University (Monash University) in Melbourne, Australia (Melbourne, Australia).

He has been awarded two honorary doctorate from the University of Oulu (University of Oulu) Finland (Finland) in 2002 and the Institute of Technology Karlsruhe (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, KIT) in Germany (Germany) in 2006.

Hal Varian has been awarded honorary professorships from Information School School of Business Haas School of Business and the Faculty of Economics of the University of California at Berkeley. Varian constantly publishes articles in the `New York Times` and` Wall Street Journal`, and from 1987 to 1990 was one of the editors of `American Economic Review`. In addition, he is a member of the Guggenheim Foundation (Guggenheim Foundation), Econometric Society (Econometric Society) and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (American Academy of Arts and Sciences).

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