George A. Weiss and Lydia Bravo Weiss University Professor
Aviv Nevo has developed an international reputation for his novel use of analytical methods to forge clear paths through an economic landscape overrun by big data. Over the course of his decades-long career, he has discovered powerful means of discerning consumer preferences and decision-making behavior, effectively broadening the functionality of empirical data in economics and marketing.
A leading scholar in the fields of industrial organization, econometrics, and marketing science, Nevo brings together the methodologies of these different disciplines to create essential new knowledge at the frontiers of academic research—and he inspires his students to do the same.
Nevo draws from his experience across academic, governmental, and corporate sectors to address pressing real-world issues, opening pathways for a broader understanding of national and global economies.
His past research includes topics in the areas of health economics, health care, telecommunications, and real estate brokerages, as well as questions involving the demand for packaged goods and its implications for mergers and market power.
Nevo served as chief economist in the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, advising attorneys on merger, civil, and criminal investigations in addition to leading the division’s Economic Analysis Group. He has been retained as an expert by the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, and private firms in cases related to antitrust and competition, among other matters. Nevo’s expertise is routinely relied upon to help adjudicate some of the most complex investigations, commercial litigations, and regulatory proceedings in countries around the world.
A Fellow of the Econometric Society, Research Associate for the National Bureau of Economic Research, and International Research Fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies in London, Nevo is also a thought leader whose multidisciplinary approach to academic research has earned him numerous awards and notably advanced the fields of economics and marketing.
Nevo earned a Ph.D. in 1997 and A.M. in 1994 in economics from Harvard University and a B.Sc. with Special Honors in mathematics and economics from Tel Aviv University in 1991.
About the Donor
George A. Weiss, W’65, HON’14
In 2010, George A. Weiss, W'65, HON'14, together with his wife, Lydia, endowed four Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professorships, adding to his extensive philanthropic legacy of support for Penn's highest priorities.