John Leverett Professor in the University and the David A. Wells Professor of Political Economy in the Department of Economics at Harvard University
Jerry Green is the John Leverett Professor in the University and the David A. Wells Professor of Political Economy in the Department of Economics. He joined the Harvard faculty in 1970, chaired the Economics Department from 1984 to 1987, and served as Provost of the University from 1992 to 1994. Professor Green is a fellow of the Econometric Society and served on its council from 1988 to 1994. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a Guggenheim Fellow. In 1980, he received the J.K. Galbraith Prize for excellence in teaching. Professor Green is known for his work on the theories of incentives, rational expectations, and behavior under uncertainty. He has contributed to a number of areas in applied economics, including tax policy, finance, health economics, higher education, and patent policy.