Jonathan Levin (economist)

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Jonathan Levin
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Born (1972-11-17) November 17, 1972 (age 48)
Nationality American
Institution Stanford University
Field Microeconomics
Alma mater Stanford University
Nuffield College, Oxford
Bengt Holmstrom [1]
Influences Paul Milgrom
Awards John Bates Clark Medal (2011)
Information at IDEAS / RePEc

Jonathan Levin (born November 17, 1972) is an American economist at Stanford University who succeeded Garth Saloner as the dean at Stanford Graduate School of Business on September 1, 2016. [2] He also has an appointment as the Holbrook Working Professor of Price Theory in the Department of Economics at Stanford. He had been Chair of the Economics Department. He was awarded the 2011 John Bates Clark Medal. [3]


He is the son of former Yale University President Richard Levin. [4]

Academic career

Levin received his BA and BS degrees from Stanford University in 1994, an MPhil in Economics from Nuffield College, Oxford in 1996, and his PhD in Economics from MIT in 1999. [5] He was a post-doctoral scholar at the Cowles Foundation at Yale University, and began teaching at Stanford in 2000. His research is in the field of Industrial Organization.

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  2. Chaykowski, Kathleen. "Stanford Business School Names Economist Jonathan Levin As Its New Dean". Forbes. Retrieved 2016-05-24.
  3. Lahart, Justin (19 April 2011). "Stanford's Jonathan Levin Wins John Bates Clark Medal". Wall Street Journal.
  4. Gellman, Lindsay (2016-05-23). "Stanford Business School Names Economist Jonathan Levin as New Dean". Wall Street Journal. ISSN   0099-9660 . Retrieved 2016-05-24.
  5. "Jonathan Levin CV" (PDF). Stanford University. Stanford University.