Andrei Levchenko is the John W. Sweetland Professor of International Economics at the University of Michigan Department of Economics. He is also the Editor-in-Chief, IMF Economic Review; Director, International Trade and Macroeconomics Program, CEBRA; Research Associate/Fellow, NBER, CEPR, CESifo, IZA; and Editorial Board Member, Economic Journal, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Comparative Economics.
Previously, he was an Economist in the Research Department of the International Monetary Fund, and has held visiting positions at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and the University of Zurich. He earned a Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2004 and a B.A. in Economics, Mathematics, and Italian from Indiana University in 1999. Prof. Levchenko’s research focuses on the interactions between globalization, economic development, and macroeconomics. His research has appeared in a variety of journals including Econometrica, Journal of Political Economy, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Economic Theory, Review of Economics and Statistics, American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, and Journal of International Economics.
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