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YALE M. BRAUNSTEIN, formerly of Havertown, Pennsylvania passed away on July 25, 2012 in Berkeley, California with his family and wife of 44 years by his side.
YALE was a professor in the UC Berkeley School of Information. YALE was a scholar of the economics of information and communications industries and systems, with a focus on telecommunications policy, broadband, and the economics of intellectual property policy. He authored or co-authored more than 50 articles in the fields of economics and information science and worked as a consultant in the United States and internationally. YALE was born in Philadelphia to OSCAR and BETTY BRAUNSTEIN on January 12, 1945. He received a B.S. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University. He joined the faculty of the UC Berkeley School of Information (then the School of Library and Information Studies) in 1983.
He is survived by his wife, ELIZABETH, his son, ALEX, and his sister, HETTY JANE. Donations may be made in YALE’S memory to the Yale M. Braunstein Fellowship Fund, to provide support for students at the School of Information. Donate online or mail a check (made out to the UC Berkeley Foundation) at the following address: UC Berkeley School of Information, Yale M. Braunstein Fellowship Fund, 102 South Hall #4600, Berkeley, CA 94720-4600