Promoting Research by Faculty and Graduate Students
The Institute of Business and Economic Research was established in 1941 as an Organized Research Unit on the Berkeley campus. Its mission is to promote research by Berkeley faculty and graduate students on all aspects of business and economic science.
The Institute exists to help faculty obtain extramural research grants through the competitive struggle for federal, state, and private research funds, and to administer the awards earned by successful proposals.
Collaboration among Disciplines
We also oversee a number of independent Research Centers and Programs. Through these Centers, IBER encourages interdisciplinary, collaborative work among faculty in Agricultural and Resource Economics, Business, Demography, Economics, Political Science, Public Health, Public Policy, and Social Welfare. The results of IBER-sponsored research are made available through on-line working paper series.
Our Director is Paul Gertler, Li Ka Shing Distinguised Professor of Economics, and recent Chief Economist for Health and Human Development at the World Bank.