David Levine

professor of business administration

David I. Levine is the Eugene E. and Catherine M. Trefethen professor of business administration at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business. He is also past chair of the advisory board of the University's Center on Evaluation for Global Action (CEGA). Levine's work has emphasized organizational learning (and failures to learn). Several books examine causes and effects of public and private policies to promote organizational learning in large organizations: Reinventing the Workplace (Brookings, 1995) and The American Workplace: Skills, Pay and Employee Involvement (Cambridge University Press, 1999). Other work has examined means to promote continuous improvement in public policies (see Working in the Twenty-First Century: Government Policies to Promote Opportunity, Learning and Productivity in the New Economy, M.E. Sharpe, 1998). In recent years much of Levine's research has shifted to developing nations. Work in progress examines how industrialization has affected children in newly industrializing nations and how to improve learning about what policies work in economic development Levine was an undergraduate at Berkeley, and has taught at Haas since receiving his Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University in 1987. Levine has also had visiting positions at the Sloan School of Management at MIT, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the Council of Economic Advisers.