Dean Jonathan Levin

Jonathan Levin is the Philip H. Knight Professor and Dean of Stanford Graduate School of Business. A distinguished economist and academic leader, he was appointed as the tenth dean of the school in September 2016.


Under Dean Levin’s leadership, Stanford GSB has strengthened its position as a preeminent institution of management research and education. The business school has invested in new research programs that span the management disciplines, expanded and innovated in its educational programs, and developed ambitious collaborations to address critical problems in technology and sustainability, where business decisions affect the lives of everyone on the planet.

Levin joined the Stanford faculty in 2000. He rose through the ranks to become the Holbrook Working Professor of Price Theory in the Department of Economics. He served as department chair from 2011 to 2014, a period of rising stature for Stanford economics.

In 2011, Levin received the John Bates Clark Medal as the economist under the age of 40 who has made the most significant contribution to economic thought and knowledge. He is widely recognized for his scholarship in industrial organization and market design. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and has won both department and school-wide awards for distinguished teaching.

Levin currently serves as a member of President Biden’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. He is a Trustee of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. Over the course of his career, he has consulted widely in industry and government. He was part of the international expert group that designed the first vaccine Advance Market Commitment for pneumococcal disease, and participated in the design of the FCC’s noted broadcast spectrum incentive auction.

Dean Levin and his wife, Amy Levin, MD, have raised three children on the Stanford campus, and enjoy spending as much time as possible adventuring in the outdoors.

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June 17, 2023
At this year’s graduation ceremony, Dean Jon Levin offers perspectives on what it means to live a good life.
May 01, 2023
Dean Jon Levin writes about how being exposed to differing views is essential in business education — and business leadership — for Stanford Business magazine.
October 24, 2022
Dean Jon Levin writes about the ingredients needed to create an innovative ecosystem for Stanford Business magazine.

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