Journal of Economic Perspectives: Vol. 26 No. 2 (Spring 2012)


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Jonathan Levin: 2011 John Bates Clark Medalist

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Einav, Liran, and Steve Tadelis. 2012. "Jonathan Levin: 2011 John Bates Clark Medalist." Journal of Economic Perspectives, 26(2): 207-18.

DOI: 10.1257/jep.26.2.207


Jonathan Levin, the 2011 recipient of the American Economic Association's John Bates Clark Medal, has established himself as a leader in the fields of industrial organization and microeconomic theory. Jon has made important contributions in many areas: the economics of contracts and organizations; market design; markets with asymmetric information; and estimation methods for dynamic games. Jon's combination of breadth and depth is remarkable, ranging from important papers in very distinct areas such as economic theory and econometric methods to applied work that seamlessly integrates theory with data. In what follows, we will attempt to do justice not only to Jon's academic work, but also try to sketch a broader portrait of Jon's other contributions to economics as a gifted teacher, dedicated advisor, and selfless provider of public goods.

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Einav, Liran (Stanford U)
Tadelis, Steve (U CA, Berkeley)

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