Jonathan Levin

Professor of Economics
Stanford University
Visiting Scholar
11/7/11 11/18/11

Jonathan Levin’s research is in the field of industrial organization, particularly the economics of contracting, organizations and market design. His current research includes projects on internet markets for retail and advertising, auction design and health insurance.

Levin is Professor of Economics at Stanford University and chair of Stanford’s Department of Economics. He also is professor by courtesy in the Graduate School of Business and senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.

He is a fellow of the Econometric Society and has been a Sloan Research Fellow, a National Science Foundation Career Award recipient, and winner of department and school-wide teaching awards at Stanford. In 2011, he received the American Economic Association’s John Bates Clark Medal as the economist under the age of forty who has made the most significant contribution to economic thought and knowledge.

Levin earned an MPhil in economics from Oxford University, where he was a Fulbright Scholar, and his PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


  • "Tit for Tat? Revolutionizing the Internet Auction Paradigm," Applications Workshop
  • "New Designs for Large Scale Auctions”