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. He was recently appointed as the next president of Stanford University.

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.

School News

Statements, Speeches & Thought Pieces

October 30, 2023

A New Era of Transformative GSB Education

Stanford Business, Fall 2023: Even as we respond to change, the GSB is following a distinct path.
October 24, 2023

Campus Update on the War in Israel and Gaza

Dean Levin shares an update with the GSB community about the Hamas terrorist attack, the war in Gaza, and how these events are affecting the GSB.
October 10, 2023

The War in Israel and Gaza

Dean Levin shares a message of sadness and solidarity with the GSB community following the attack by Hamas.