Phil Levy joins Flexport as the company's first Chief Economist

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Flexport has announced that Dr. Phil Levy will join its ranks as the company's first Chief Economist. Dr. Levy will lead a research team that identifies trends in global trade and how they impact the supply chain. Most recently, he served as a Senior Fellow on the Global Economy at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, where he authored the book Rebuilding a Bipartisan Consensus on Trade Policy.

In a statement, Flexport's CEO & Founder Ryan Petersen, said: "To make global trade easier for everyone, data informs everything we do at Flexport, from the guidance we give our clients to the products we build. Bringing an economist of Phil's caliber on board at Flexport is momentous. Phil and his team will make everyone smarter: they will help our clients make better-informed decisions and fuel the next phase of Flexport's growth as a data-driven freight forwarder."

Dr. Levy comes to Flexport with over two decades of experience researching and forming global trade policy. Prior to joining Flexport, Dr. Levy 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.

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