Prasad Krishnamurthy

Job title: 
Faculty Advisor

Prasad Krishnamurthy joined the Berkeley Law Faculty in 2010. Prasad is a graduate of Yale Law School, where he served as Essays Editor on the Yale Law Journal. He holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from U.C. Berkeley and an M.A. in political philosophy from the University of Chicago. He has taught at the National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR) in Hyderabad, India as a Yale Law School Reubhausen Fellow. Prior to law school, Prasad was a social worker at Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles and taught mathematics at Dominguez High School in Compton, CA.

Prasad’s research and teaching interests include financial regulation, antitrust and competition policy, law and economic development, and distributive justice. Prasad’s research seeks to empirically analyze legal rules and institutions and to develop the normative implications of empirical research for law and policy. His publications can be found on his personal webpage.


B.A./M.A., University of Chicago (1999)
J.D., Yale Law School (2004)
M.A., Ph.D., UC Berkeley (2011)

Research interests: 

Business Law | International and Comparative Law | Law and Economics