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Professor of Price Theory

Jonathan Levin

Senior Fellow
Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)

Philip H. Knight Dean and Professor
Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB)

Holbrook Working Professor of Price Theory
Department of Economics

Jonathan Levin is the Philip H. Knight Dean and Professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He has been a member of the Stanford faculty for sixteen years. He is also Holbrook Working Professor of Price Theory in the School of Humanities and Sciences and a Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. Prior to his current appointment, he served as Chair of the Stanford Economics Department, and Director of the Industrial Organization Program at the National Bureau for Economic Research. 

His research is in the field of industrial organization, and he has worked on a wide range of topics including the economics of contracting and organizations, auctions and matching, credit and insurance markets, and econometric methods for analyzing imperfect competition. His current interests include internet platforms, the health care system, and ways to incorporate new datasets into economic research.

Levin received the American Economic Association’s John Bates Clark Medal in 2011 as the economist under the age of forty who has made the most significant contribution to economic thought and knowledge. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the Econometric Society, a former Guggenheim Fellow, and the winner of department and school-wide teaching awards. He served as an elected member of the AEA’s Executive Committee, and is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.

In addition to his academic research, Levin has consulted for a number of companies including Comcast, eBay, Google, Yahoo!, and Zynga, as well as the Federal Communications Commission and the U.S. Treasury. He was part of the expert group that designed the first vaccine Advanced Market Commitment, and was one of the economists who participated in the design of the FCC’s broadcast incentive auction. He serves on the Board of Directors of American Century Funds.

Focal Areas: Health, Regulation and Competition, Taxes and Public Spending


PhD, Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999
MPhil, Economics, University of Oxford, 1996
BA, English, Stanford University, 1994
BS, Mathematics, Stanford University, 1994