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Review of Economic Studies Recognizes Professor James Levinsohn

Research by Professor James Levinsohn is identified among a short list of the journal’s most influential papers.


The Review of Economic Studies, recognized as one of the leading economic journals in the world, recently published a special virtual issue that identifies the most influential and path-breaking papers it has published in its 60-year history. Professor James Levinsohn and Amil Petrin’s (University of Minnesota) paper, “Estimating Production Functions Using Inputs to Control for Unobservables,” has been included in that very short list.

The paper, originally published in the April 2003 edition of the journal, is an empirical work related to estimating the production function of firms. Other notable articles selected by the journal include Nobel Prize winning work on unemployment, the identification of peer effects, the impacts of job training, and the evolution of income distributions.

Levinsohn is director of the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, and Charles W. Goodyear Professor in Global Affairs & Professor of Economics and Management.
 

Director of the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, Charles W. Goodyear Professor in Global Affairs & Professor of Economics and Management