The new dean of the Graduate School of Business will be Jonathan Levin, an economist who has been a member of the Stanford faculty since 2000. He will take the post on September 1, succeeding Garth Saloner, MA ’81, MS ’82, PhD ’82, who is stepping down after seven years in the role.
Chair of the department of economics from 2011 to 2014, Levin is best known for his scholarship in industrial organization. His current research topics include internet platforms and the health care system; previous work ranged from auctions and marketplace design to the economics of organizations and consumer finance.
Provost John Etchemendy, PhD ’82, said Levin “brings a vision for the future of management education that is rooted in his extensive scholarship on the evolving needs of a global business community. I have every confidence he will continue the school’s strong trajectory.”
Levin, ’94, received the American Economic Association’s John Bates Clark Medal in 2011 as the under-40 economist who had made the most significant contribution to economic thought and knowledge. In addition to his academic work, he has consulted for Fortune 500 companies, the Federal Communications Commission and the U.S. Treasury; he helped design the first international Advanced Market Commitment to subsidize vaccines.
At the GSB, Levin will lead programs involving 1,000 students and 272 faculty members. “The GSB,” he said, “is devoted to transforming lives by preparing future leaders to change organizations and change the world. . . . Deepening our understanding of management and bringing that knowledge into the classroom couldn’t be more exciting.”