Philip Levy
Philip Levy

Adjunct Professor of Strategy

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Phil Levy is senior fellow on the global economy at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Previously he was associate professor of business administration at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. He was formerly a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and taught at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. From 2003 to 2006, he served first as senior economist for trade for President Bush’s Council of Economic Advisers and then as a member of Secretary of State Rice’s Policy Planning Staff, covering international economic matters. Before working in government, he was a faculty member of Yale University’s Department of Economics for nine years and spent one of those as academic director of Yale’s Center for the Study of Globalization.

His academic writings have appeared in such outlets as The American Economic ReviewEconomic Journal, and the Journal of International Economics. He is a regular contributor to Foreign Policymagazine’s online Shadow Government section and writes on topics including trade policy, economic relations with China, and the European economic crisis. Dr. Levy has testified before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, the Joint Economic Committee, the House Committee on Ways and Mean, and the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission. He 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.

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Ph.D., 1994, Economics, Stanford University
A.B., 1988, Economics, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, University of Michigan, Highest Distinction, High Honors in Economics

Academic Positions
Associate Professor, Global Economies and Markets, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, 2012-2013
Adjunct Associate Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, 2011-2012
Associate Professor, Economics, Yale University, Yale University, 1999-2003
Assistant Professor, Economics, Yale University, 1994-1999

Other Professional Experience
Senior Fellow on the Global Economy, Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Adjunct Senior Fellow, Chicago Council on Global Affairs, 2012-2013
Consultant, The World Bank, 2012-2012
Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute, 2006-2011
Member, US Department of State, 2005-2006
Senior Economist, President's Council of Economic Advisers, 2003-2005
Consultant, United States Agency for International Development, 1994-1994
Junior Staff Economist, President's Council of Economic Advisers, 1991-1992
Assistant, General Agreement on Tarrifs and Trade, 1990-1990

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Full-Time / Evening & Weekend MBA
International Business Strategy (STRT-460-0)
This course was formerly known as MGMT 460
This course considers the objectives and strategies of international business in the context of global competition. It equips managers with a comprehensive framework to formulate strategies in the global marketplace. While accessible to students who have not yet taken Microeconomic Analysis, this course emphasizes economic analysis of the forces driving international business. The course covers competitive advantage, competitive strategies, alternative modes of market entry, including import and export through intermediaries, contracting with suppliers and distributors, and foreign direct investment (FDI). Case studies are used throughout to illustrate the basic principles of multinational business management and strategy.