Economist Phil Levy Joins The Chicago Council on Global Affairs as Senior Fellow

August 1, 2013
August 1, 2013 - Philip I. Levy, who was a White House and State Department economist during President George W. Bush’s administration, has joined The Chicago Council as a senior fellow on the global economy. Levy served as a senior economist for trade for the president’s council of economic advisers and handled international economic issues as a member of the secretary of state’s policy planning staff from 2003 to 2006. He also has taught at Yale, Columbia University, the University of Virginia and Georgetown.

Most recently Levy was an adjunct senior fellow for The Chicago Council and an associate professor of business administration at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. He also was a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. His academic writings have appeared in such outlets as The American Economic Review, Economic Journal and the Journal of International Economics.

“I am thrilled to be joining The Chicago Council. It is an exciting time to talk about trade and the global economy. I am eager to take part in the important work the Council is doing in Chicago and internationally,” said Levy.

Leah Joy Zell, treasurer of The Chicago Council’s Board of Directors, is providing generous support for this new position at the Council.

As a Chicago Council fellow, Levy will organize an international conference on the “Frontiers of Economic Integration” that will take place in October. The Chicago Council is cosponsoring the conference, which will focus on the future of international trade and will take place at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Levy will continue writing and speaking on international trade policy and will teach two courses at the Kellogg School of Management.

“Phil’s expertise, experience and contacts will benefit the Council enormously. It’s a great match,” said Rachel Bronson, vice president of studies for The Chicago Council on Global Affairs. “We’re grateful for Leah’s support in making it possible for us to bring Phil to the Council and to Chicago.”

Levy has testified before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, the Joint Economic Committee, the House Committee on Ways and Mean and the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. He is a regular contributor to Foreign Policy magazine’s online Shadow Government section. Levy received his PhD in Economics from Stanford University in 1994 and his AB in Economics from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 1988.