Adair Morse

Soloman P. Lee Chair in Business Ethics and Professor at the Haas School of Business at University Of California, Berkeley

Adair Morse is Soloman P. Lee Chair in Business Ethics, Professor at the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley, Fellow at the Berkeley Center for Law and Business, and founding Faculty Director of the Sustainable and Impact Finance Initiative at Berkeley-Haas. Recent policy service includes serving as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Capital Access of the U.S. Department of the Treasury (2021-2022), co-founding the pandemic relieve public-private partnership California Rebuilding Fund (2020) and serving on the Expert Panel for oversight of the Global Fund for the Ministry of Finance of Norway (2015-2020). She is an award-winning teacher of New Venture Finance, Impact Investing, and Sustainable Investing, and created the climate, sustainable, and impact finance curriculum at Berkeley-Haas. Adair’s research spans multiple areas of finance: household finance, FinTech, discrimination, climate finance, small business and venture finance, corruption, and pension management. Recent work includes papers on algorithmic discrimination, impact investment, and small business fiscal programs. She holds a Ph.D. in finance from the University of Michigan, masters degrees in statistics and agricultural economics from Purdue University, and a bachelor’s degree from Colgate University.