Along with many publications in academic journals and edited volumes, I am the author of Sex and Consequences: Abortion, Public Policy, and the Economics of Fertility, co-editor of Targeting Investments in Children: Fighting Poverty When Resources are Limited, and co-author of Reconsidering Retirement: How Losses and Layoffs Affect Older Workers. My latest book, A Problem of Fit: How the Complexity of College Pricing Hurts Students - and Universities analyzes the system of pricing in higher education and the ways that we can change it to improve access. I am also founder and CEO of MyinTuition Corp., which operates the MyinTuition simplified financial aid calculator available at MyinTuition.org. It is currently being used at dozens of colleges and universities. I am also a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. The focus of my research spills over into my teaching activities. I emphasize statistical and econometric methods in my own work and bring these interests to the classroom. I am a core member of the group of faculty in the Economics Department who teach the courses Introduction to Probability and Statistics and Econometric Methods. A key component of these classes is applying statistical analysis to real-world problems. My upper-level course, Economic Analysis of Social Policy, even more specifically targets my research interests.
“If we observe over the course of the next year that wage pressure expands, that will drive up university costs and then they’ll have to start increasing tuition at a faster rate,” said Levine, whose recent book “A Problem of Fit,” focuses on the complexity of college pricing.