James Levinsohn

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Charles W Goodyear Prof in Global Affairs and Jackson Institute; Dir Jackson Institute; Prof Economics
165 Whitney, New Haven, CT 06511-3729

James Levinsohn is the Charles W. Goodyear Professor in Global Affairs at Yale.  He is a specialist on international economics and economic development.  Currently the Director of the University’s new Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, he is also interested in industrial organization and applied econometrics.  He has published numerous articles on trade policy, foreign investment practices, and the global corporation.  He has also researched the distributional impact of environmental policies that affect the U.S. automobile market.  He is engaged in a variety of international activities, and has lived and worked in Senegal, Botswana, and South Africa.  Prior to his arrival at Yale, Levinsohn served on the faculty of the University of Michigan, where he was the associate dean of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy 2003-2007 and the J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Professor of Public Policy.  He was a visiting professor at Yale’s Cowles Foundation in 2008.  At Yale, Levinsohn also serves as a professor of economics and management at the School of Management.