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Phil Levy

Chief Economist, Flexport

Dr. Phil Levy is Chief Economist at Flexport where he leads qualitative and quantitative economic research informed by public policy data and proprietary data. Dr. Levy’s research informs the market on global trade trends and helps Flexport teams make product and business strategy decisions to best serve clients. Before Flexport, Dr. Levy spent two decades researching and forming global trade policy. He served as Senior Fellow on the Global Economy at Chicago Council on Global Affairs and Adjunct Professor of Strategy at Northwestern Kellogg. Previously, Dr. Levy served on the President’s Council of Economic Advisors as Senior Economist for Trade and as a member of the policy planning staff for the U.S. Department of State. He has testified before numerous congressional committees and has written regularly for Forbes, The Hill, and Foreign Policy. He has also taught global economic policy and international trade at Georgetown, Columbia, the University of Virginia, and Yale. Phil holds a Ph.D in Economics from Stanford University.

Phil's Posts

May 17, 2021

Economic Outlook: Week of May 17, 2021

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May 10, 2021

Economic Outlook: Week of May 10, 2021

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May 3, 2021

Economic Outlook: Week of May 3, 2021

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April 26, 2021

Economic Outlook: Week of April 26, 2021

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January 28, 2021

Biden Trade Policy: No Shake-ups Yet—Too Soon to Tell?

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As the uncertainty of 2020 continues to unfold, consumer demands and capacity constraints collide, impacting economic recovery.

December 29, 2020

How the Collision of Consumer Demand and Capacity Constraints of 2020 Impact Economic Recovery

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The new US president will likely have to work with a Senate in which Republicans have a narrow majority, and a House controlled by Democrats. With big questions ahead, businesses await an outcome that may shape new strategies for the coming year.

November 6, 2020

How the Global Trade Agenda Might Change with a New President

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September 1, 2020

Brexit Update: Trade Issues Explained as the Clock Ticks Down

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July 22, 2020

Five Reasons Why Today’s Economic Climate Is Actually the Calm Before the Storm

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