Jonah Levy received his Ph.D. in political science from MIT in 1994. He teaches courses in comparative political economy, French and West European politics, and the welfare state. Levy is vice chair of UC Berkeley's Travers Department of Political Science, as well as Director of Undergraduate Studies. He is currently conducting research on France's response to the 2008 crisis, as well as on the relationship between partisanship and economic liberalization in contemporary Western Europe. Levy has been a member of the executive committee of the Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Research Program at Berkeley, and he serves on the international advisory board of the journal French Politics. He received a Phi Beta Kappa award for excellence in teaching and was selected as the UC Berkeley, Undergraduate Political Science Association Professor of the Year. Levy's books include: Vice into Virtue: A Progressive Path of Economic Liberalization (2015); The Oxford Handbook of the Transformations of the State (co-editor) (Oxford University Press, 2015); The Process of Political Representation in the Global Age (co-editor) (Cambridge University Press, 2014); and The State after Statism: New State Activities in the Age of Liberalization (editor) (Harvard University Press, 2006), among others.