Georgetown economics professor Levinson joins US Treasury

Georgetown economics professor Arik Levinson has been appointed deputy assistant secretary for climate and energy economics at the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

He took up the post in October and is on leave from the academic institution while serving in government.

Levinson’s research centers on economic policy and the environment, with a particular focus on the economics of regulation and environmental taxation.

Prior to joining Georgetown in 2000, Levinson was an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

In a post on Twitter, the Georgetown University Center for Economic Research said: “GCER Fellow Prof. Arik Levinson has been named Deputy Assistant Secretary for Climate and Energy Economics at the U.S. Dept. of the Treasury. Arik will be on leave from Georgetown, where his students and colleagues will miss him, but look forward to his return.”

At Treasury, Levinson will join George Washington University economics professor Tara Sinclair, who was last month appointed as deputy assistant secretary for macroeconomics in the Office of Economic Policy.