Levy Economics Institute

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The Levy Economics Institute of Bard College
Bard College
Bard College, founded in 1860 as "St. Stephen's College", is a small four-year liberal arts college located in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.-Location:...

 is located on the campus of Bard College, in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
New York
New York is a state in the Northeastern region of the United States. It is the nation's third most populous state. New York is bordered by New Jersey and Pennsylvania to the south, and by Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont to the east...

. The Institute is housed in Blithewood, a mansion originally designed by an alumnus of the architectural firm of McKim, Mead and White for Andrew Zabriskie in 1899. The mansion was donated to Bard College in 1951 by the Zabriskie family.

Current Research

The Levy Economics Institute currently has fifteen scholars and forty Research Associates. Their research focuses on such issues as, income and wealth distribution, gender equality, monetary policy and financial markets, and immigration and ethnicity and the social structure.

The Institute’s research is published through Strategic Analysis papers, Levy Institute Measure of Economic Well-Being (LIMEW) Papers, policy Notes and Briefs, and numerous Working Papers. The Institute also hosts conferences and seminars.


The Board of Directors includes Leon Botstein
Leon Botstein
Leon Botstein is an American conductor and the President of Bard College . Botstein is the music director and principal conductor of the American Symphony Orchestra and conductor laureate of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, where he served as music director and principal conductor from 2003-2010...

, the President of Bard College, Bruce Greenwald and Joseph Stiglitz, both of Columbia University
Columbia University
Columbia University in the City of New York is a private, Ivy League university in Manhattan, New York City. Columbia is the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of New York, the fifth oldest in the United States, and one of the country's nine Colonial Colleges founded before the...

, Lakshman Achuthan, the Managing Director of the Economic Cycle Research Institute, Martin L. Leibowitz, Managing Director of Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley is a global financial services firm headquartered in New York City serving a diversified group of corporations, governments, financial institutions, and individuals. Morgan Stanley also operates in 36 countries around the world, with over 600 offices and a workforce of over 60,000....

, William Julius Wilson of Harvard University
Harvard University
Harvard University is a private Ivy League university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, established in 1636 by the Massachusetts legislature. Harvard is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States and the first corporation chartered in the country...

, and Dimitri B. Papadimitriou
Dimitri B. Papadimitriou
Dimitri B. Papadimitriou is a Greek American economist. He has been the Executive Vice President and Provost, and Jerome Levy Professor of Economics, at Bard College since 1977.-Early life and education:...

, the President of the Institute and the Executive Vice President of Bard College.