Jonathan Levin, the Holbrook Working Professor in Price Theory in the Department of Economics and a former chair of the department, will be the next dean of the Stanford Graduate School of Business, President John Hennessy and Provost John Etchemendy announced today. His appointment is effective September 1, 2016.
“Jonathan is an outstanding teacher, a skilled and innovative administrator, and a brilliant scholar who has deep understanding of both the academic enterprise and the workings of industry and government,” Etchemendy said.
Levin is known for his scholarship in industrial organization. His research has spanned a range of topics including auctions and marketplace design, the economics of organizations, consumer finance 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 joined the Stanford Economics faculty in 2000. He served as department chair from 2011 to 2014. He is also a professor, by courtesy, at Stanford Graduate School of Business, a senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and director of the Industrial Organization Program at the National Bureau for Economic Research.
As dean, Levin will lead a school with 1,000 students and 272 faculty members that is at the forefront of curricular innovation, offering tailored education, “flipped” classrooms, multidisciplinary learning and immersive global opportunities.