Director, Jackson Institute for Global Affairs; Charles W. Goodyear Professor in Global Affairs and Professor of Economics and Management
Office Location: Horchow Hall, Room 205
James Levinsohn is the Charles W. Goodyear Professor in Global Affairs at Yale’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and professor of economics and management at the Yale School of Management.
Professor Levinsohn is the founding director of the Jackson Institute and in that capacity he oversees the Global Affairs major in Yale College, the Global Affairs MA programs, and the Yale World Fellows program. At Yale, he also co-chairs the University Budget Committee. Outside of Yale, he is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He has consulted for many government and non-governmental organizations as well as many multinational corporations.
Professor Levinsohn has served on the editorial boards of the American Economic Review, the Journal of International Economics, the Review of Economics and Statistics, and the Journal of Economic Literature. His research has been recognized with major grants and his teaching has been recognized by “Best Professor” awards at both Yale and the University of Michigan where he was on the faculty for 20 years.
Professor Levinsohn’s fields of expertise are international economics, industrial organization, economic development, and applied econometrics. His current academic research is focused on estimation the impacts of internal migration on household well-being in South Africa and estimating the demand for sanitation in Bangladesh.
Ph.D., Economics, Princeton University
B.A., Political Economy Program, Williams College
M.P.A., Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University