Areas of Expertise & Civic Involvements
Levy’s recent work has been divided between the impact of computerized work on jobs and skill demands, and the economics of medical imaging as it moves from a boom to something closer to stagnation.
Assesses frequently-advanced arguments that automation will soon replace much of the work currently performed by lawyers. Addresses three core weaknesses in the existing literature: (i) a failure to engage with technical details to appreciate the capacities and limits of existing and emerging software; (ii) an absence of data on how lawyers divide their time among various tasks, only some of which can be automated; and (iii) inadequate consideration of whether algorithmic performance of a task conforms to the values, ideals and challenges of the legal profession.
Estimates individuals’ and society’s economic returns to a bachelor’s degree and evaluates the quality of beginning a bachelor's degree program as an investment.
Levy has made several appearances in Paul Solman segments on PBS News Hour, and is contacted fairly frequently by reporters on topics including wage trends and effects of computerized work.