Phil Levine is the A. Barton Hepburn and Katherine Coman Professor of Economics at Wellesley College, a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Research Affiliate of the National Poverty Center, 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.
His research has largely been devoted to empirical examinations of the impact of social policy on individual behavior. Along with many publications in academic journals and edited volumes, he is the author of Sex and Consequences: Abortion, Public Policy, and the Economics of Fertility (Princeton University Press, 2004), coauthor of Reconsidering Retirement: How Losses and Layoffs Affect Older Workers (Brookings Institution Press, 2010), and co-editor of Targeting Investments in Children: Fighting Poverty When Resources are Limited (University of Chicago Press, 2010).