Aviv Nevo is director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Economics, in which role he has served since January 2023. He is on leave from his position as George A. Weiss and Lydia Bravo Weiss University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also a Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor with appointments in the Economics Department is SAS and the Marketing department in Wharton.
His research focuses empirical Industrial Organization, Marketing, Antitrust and Competition Economics, and Econometrics. His past work has focused on estimating the demand for consumer packaged goods and the implications for price competition, mergers, and marketing. He has also done research in the areas of health economics, health care, telecom, and real estate.
He is a fellow of the Econometric Society, a research associate of NBER, an international research fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies in London, and co-editor of Econometrica.
Nevo earned a Ph.D. in 1997 and AM in 1994 in economics from Harvard University and a BSc with Special Honors in mathematics and economics from Tel Aviv University in 1991.
He came to Penn in 2016 from Northwestern, where he had taught since 2004, as part as of the Penn Integrates Knowledge program.