Michael B. Teitz is Director of the Economy Program, Senior Fellow, and former Director of Research at the Public Policy Institute of California, which he helped to plan and establish. He holds a B.Sc. (Economics) from the London School of Economics, an M.S. in Geography from the University of Wisconsin, and a Ph.D. in Regional Science from the University of Pennsylvania. His recent research has been in the fields of regional planning, local economic development, and housing planning and policy. Author of a book on residential rent control and numerous papers and reports, Professor Teitz has served as a consultant and advisor to local, state, and national governments, both in the United States and internationally, and to private sector and non-profit organizations.
He served as Chair of the Department of City and Regional Planning, Chair of the Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate of the University of California, and President of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning. He has received the Berkeley Citation, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Distinguished Educator Award from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning.
The same spirit of service that has marked his association with Regional Science and City Planning is evident in his distinguished teaching career which spanned 35 years at Berkeley. Mike served as Chair of Berkeley’s City and Regional Planning Department for two terms, 1970-1974 and 1985-1987, and was called back on an emergency basis during the academic year of 1994. He served as Chair of the Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate of the University of California and was recognized by the award of the Berkeley Citation upon his retirement. He has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Distinguished Educator Award from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning.