Dr. Levin joined the Department of Economics in the School of Business at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 1972, became Professor of Economics in 1985, and was Chairman of the Department of Economics from 1986 to 1994. He became Professor Emeritus in 2002. In November, 1984, he was appointed Commissioner of the Illinois Commerce Commission, the state utility regulatory agency, by Governor James R. Thompson, serving until March, 1986, when he returned to the University. From 1996 until 2002, Dr. Levin was Director of the School of Business’ International Exchange Programs. In addition, Dr. Levin is President of the Resource Group, Inc., an economic consulting firm, and he has served as a member of Bellcore’s Advisory Board. He was a consulting economist to the Chicago Regional Office of the Federal Trade Commission from 1979 to 1983, and he spent a sabbatical leave in 1978 at the Energy Service of Data Resources, Inc., in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Levin has a B.A. in Economics from Grinnell College and a Ph. D. in Economics from the University of Michigan. He has published numerous articles, papers, reports, and monographs, including articles in the Southern Economic Journal, The Review of Economics and Statistics, the Review of Industrial Organization, the Journal of Energy Law and Policy, Telecommunications Policy, and the International Review of Economics and Business. He is also a co-editor of a book on antitrust and a book on telecommunications. In addition, he has presented papers at professional economics meetings, served as an expert witness in antitrust and regulatory proceedings, and testified before federal and state regulatory commissions in the U. S. and in Canada and in U. S. federal and state courts. Dr. Levin consults in the areas of telecommunications, energy, antitrust, and economics, and his clients have included companies and public agencies in the U. S. and in several countries around the world. He has organized economics conferences and has spoken to a variety of professional and trade groups. He is on the Board of Directors of the International Telecommunications Society, has been a trustee and president of the Illinois Economic Association, and is a member of several professional economics organizations.