Phil Levy

Senior Fellow, Global Economy

Areas of expertise: Global Economy


Phil Levy is a senior fellow on the global economy at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and teaches in the Strategy Department at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Previously he has taught at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs, and Yale University’s Department of Economics. From 2003 to 2006, he served first as senior economist for trade for President George W. Bush’s Council of Economic Advisers and then as a member of Secretary of State Condeleezza Rice’s policy planning staff, covering international economic matters.

His academic writings have appeared in such outlets as The American Economic Review, Economic Journal, and the Journal of International Economics. He is a regular contributor to Forbes online and writes on topics including trade policy, economic relations with China, and European economic issues. Levy has testified before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, the Joint Economic Committee, the House Committee on Ways and Means, and the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission. He received his PhD in economics from Stanford University in 1994 and his BA in economics from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 1988.


In the News

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  • US and China: Economic Powers at Odds

    Phil Levy, Senior Fellow, Global Economy; Derek Scissors, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute

  • Symposium: The Next Generation Transatlantic Relationship

    Irene Braam, Executive Director, Bertelsmann Foundation North America; Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook, Executive Director, Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship, Harvard Kennedy School; Karen Donfried, President, German Marshall Fund of the United States; Cathleen S. Fisher, President, American Friends of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation; Daniel S. Hamilton, Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Professor, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University; And other participants

  • Syriza and the Troika: A Modern Greek Tragedy?

    Ángel Ubide, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics; Phil Levy, Senior Fellow, Global Economy