Phil Levine

Phillip Levine

Phil Levine is a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, the A. Barton Hepburn and Katherine Coman Professor of Economics at Wellesley College, a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance.  He has also served as a senior economist at the White House Council of Economic Advisers. Phil received a BS degree with honors from Cornell University in 1985 and a PhD from Princeton University in 1990. He has been a member of the faculty at Wellesley since 1991. He has written or coauthored dozens of journal articles and five books devoted to the statistical analysis of social policy and its impact on individual behavior. His latest book, A Problem of Fit: How the Complexity of College Pricing Hurts Students – And Universities (University of Chicago Press, 2022) analyzes the system of pricing in higher education and ways that we can change it to improve access. Levine is also the founder and CEO of MyinTuition Corp., a non-profit organization that supplies a vastly simplified financial aid calculator to dozens of colleges and universities.

  • Current Positions

    • A. Barton Hepburn and Katherine Coman Professor of Economics, Wellesley College
    • Founder and CEO, MyinTuition Corp.
  • Education

    • PhD, Princeton University
    • BS with honors, Cornell University
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