James Levinsohn ’81
Jim Levinsohn received his M.P.A. from Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School and his Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton. He was on the faculty at the University of Michigan from 1987-2009. In 2010 he was appointed founding Director of the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale University and holds the Charles Goodyear Chair in Global Affairs. He has worked extensively in southern Africa and advised several governments and corporations around the world. He is the co-founder of the South Africa Distance Learning Project at the University of Cape Town and is the author of numerous articles in the fields of international trade and economic development.