Becker Friedman Institute
for Research in Economics
The University of Chicago

Research. Insights. Impact. Advancing the Legacy of Chicago Economics.

Arthur Lewbel

Patrick Roche Professor of Economics
Boston College
Visiting Scholar
2/20/12 2/24/12

Arthur Lewbel's research is mainly in the areas of microeconometrics and in consumer demand analysis. He is the author of more than sixty articles in refereed journals, including ten publications in Econometrica and three in the American Economic Review.

He is the inaugural holder of the Patrick Roche Chair in Economics at  Boston College. Prior to joining the Boston College faculty in 1998, he taught at Brandeis University, and was a visiting professor at Boston University and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management.

He recently concluded a term as coeditor of the The Journal of Business and Economic Statistics. He is a former coeditor of Economics Letters and has also served on the editorial boards of The Journal of EconometricsEconometric Theory, and The Journal of Applied Econometrics. He is an elected fellow of the Econometric Society, a fellow of the Journal of Econometrics, and has a Multa Scripsit award from Econometric Theory.

Lewbel has been the principal investigator on five National Science Foundation grants and provided econometric consulting services on many others. He has been a consultant on econometric and microeconomic issues for The Brattle Group in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He also has designed computer games and educational software at Tom Snyder Productions, worked as a consulting economist at Data Resources, Inc., and as a computer programmer and systems designer for Data General Corp.

Lewbel holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from MIT and a PhD in management applied economics from the Sloan School of Management.