Dan Levy


Dan Levy

Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Person Description

Dan Levy, Senior Lecturer in Public Policy and Faculty Chair of the Kennedy School's SLATE (Strengthening Learning and Teaching Excellence) Initiative, teaches courses in quantitative methods and program evaluation. He recently directed impact evaluations of girl-friendly school construction programs in Burkina Faso and Niger. He was recently involved in the evaluation of a conditional cash transfer program in Jamaica, a technical assistance project to Mexico's Social Development Ministry (Sedesol), the evaluation of an after-school program in the U.S., and a methodological review of studies comparing the use of various methods to estimate program impacts. He has served as a senior researcher at Mathematica Policy Research, a faculty affiliate at the Poverty Action Lab (MIT), and as consultant to several organizations including the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the Global Development Network (GDN). He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Northwestern University, grew up in Venezuela, and is fluent in Spanish and French.

He also serves as the faculty co-chair of a week-long executive education program titled "Using Evidence to Improve Social Program Effectiveness" aimed primarily at professionals involved in designing, implementing and/or funding social programs.

Contact Information:

John F. Kennedy School of Government 
Littauer - 115 
Mailbox 51 
79 JFK Street 
Cambridge, MA 02138



Levy, Dan; Yardley, Joshua; Zeckhauser, Richard (2017)
Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning


Article|June 15, 2020

Teachly seeks to reduce bias in both virtual and in-person classrooms by generating evidence about an instructor’s teaching.