Jonathan Levav

Jonathan   Levav
Associate Professor, Marketing
Contact Info
JonathanLevav
Associate Professor of Marketing
Academic Area: 
Marketing

Additional Administrative Titles

  • Director, Stanford Ignite – Santiago
  • Director, Stanford Ignite – São Paulo
Citi Faculty Director, Behavioral Lab

Research Statement

Jonathan Levav studies consumer behavior and behavioral decision theory. He combines laboratory and field experiments, as well as secondary data analysis, in order to study the factors that influence people's choices and judgments. His research on choice focuses on three inter-related areas: 1) understanding the role of product attributes in people’s use of contextual cues; 2) the influence of environmental—social and physical—contextual cues on choices; 3) the contextual variables introduced by previous choices in sequential decisions. His research on judgment focuses on two areas: 1) preference prediction; 2) likelihood judgment.

Bio

Jonathan Levav is an Associate Professor of Marketing at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. His research is aimed at understanding consumer’s judgments and choices by using tools from experimental psychology and behavioral economics. In particular, he studies the contextual factors that influence people’s choices and judgments. His research is both basic and applied–from probability judgment to product customization decisions.

Jonathan received his PhD in marketing from the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, and his A.B. in public and international affairs from Princeton University. He is the winner of the Hillel Einhorn Young Investigator Award, awarded biennially by the Society for Judgment and Decision-Making. Prior to joining Stanford he was a member of the faculty at the Columbia Business School.

Awards and Honors

  • Younger Family Faculty Scholar, Stanford Graduate School of Business, 2014-2015
  • Fletcher Jones Faculty Scholar, Stanford Graduate School of Business, 2012-2013

Publications

Journal Articles

Naomi Mandel, Derek D. Rucker, Jonathan Levav, Adam D. Galinsky. Journal of Consumer Psychology. January 2017, Vol. 27, Issue 1, Pages 133-146.

Teaching

Degree Courses

2016-17

Our focus is on the question, "When launching a product, what are the framing issues that will help determine success?" In particular, we will provide you with tools to analyze market situations and determine whether it makes sense to launch a...

This PhD seminar provides coverage of the major research carried out in consumer research both in marketing and psychology. A vast set of topic will be covered including conscious and non-conscious consumer goals, motivations, emotions, attention...

2015-16

Our focus is on the question, "When launching a product, what are the framing issues that will help determine success?" In particular, we will provide you with tools to analyze market situations and determine whether it makes sense to launch a...

This course considers the challenges faced by start-ups in achieving liquidity. We take the perspectives of organizational behavior, marketing, and finance, and examine forks in the road faced by firms that have already launched products....

Executive Education & Other Non-Degree Programs

Stanford Case Studies

BillGuard | E513
Jonathan Levav, Yin Li2014
Eventbrite: Market Sizing, Competitive Analysis, and Fundraising | E510
Jonathan Levav, Joshua Rauh, Jason Luther2014
Qualtrics: Bootstrapping Growth | SM224
Maryanna Quigless, Jonathan Levav2014
Waze: Product Evolution and Fundraising | E500
Jonathan Levav, Jason Luther2014
Azul Airlines | E475
Jonathan Levav, Russell Siegelman, Justin Randoplh2013
Intuit’s Small Business Health Insurance Solutions | E474
Jonathan Levav, Russell Lewis Siegelman, Austin Kiessig2013

Insights by Stanford Business

February 16, 2017
Marketing Professor Jonathan Levav says it’s possible, and lists the five ways that you may already be trying to do so.
May 28, 2015
Research shows that references to God can prompt people to take more risks.
May 1, 2004
The venture capitalist calls funding low-income entrepreneurs "one of the most important economic phenomena since the advent of capitalism."

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January 23, 2015
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