Frank Levy joined the MIT faculty in 1992, and previously taught for ten years each at the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Maryland at College Park. He has also been a Senior Research Associate at the Urban Institute. Professor Levy received his B.S. degree in economics from MIT (1963) and his PhD in economics from Yale (1969).
For the last 10 years, Professor Levy’s research has focused on the ways that computer technology and offshoring are reshaping opportunities in the labor market. He has also done research on U.S. income inequality and living standards and the economics of education.
Much of Professor Levy’s recent work is summarized in his 2004 book, The New Division of Labor (co-authored with Richard Murnane), and a series of papers on the offshoring of radiological work. With his colleague, Richard J. Murnane of the Harvard School of Education, Levy has written The New Division of Labor: How Computers are Creating the Next Job Market (2004) and the earlier Teaching New Basic Skills (1996). He is also the author of The New Dollars and Dreams (1999). Professor Levy’s work has recently been discussed in The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Jim Lehrer News Hour, The NBC Evening News and The Nightly Business Report.