Margaret C. Levenstein, Scientific Advisory Board
Margaret Levenstein is Director of ICPSR, the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research. Founded in 1962, ICPSR is the largest curated social science data archive in the world and a recipient of a 2019 National Medal for Museum and Library Service.
Levenstein is also Research Professor at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research, Professor in the School of Information, and Adjunct Professor of Business Economics and Policy at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business. She is the Principal Investigator of the NSF infrastructure project, Research Data Ecosystem, and the NIH’s Social, Behavioral, and Economic COVID-19 Consortium Coordinating Center. She is Co-Director of the Michigan Federal Statistical Research Data Center, co-chair of the FSRDC Executive Committee, and Associate Chair for Survey of the American Economic Association’s Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession. She serves on the boards of the Social Science Research Council, Computational Antitrust, OpenDP, Coordinated Access for Data, Researchers and Environments (CADRE), the Data Documentation Initiative (DDI), the Network on Life Course Health Dynamics and Disparities in 21st Century America, Databrary, and the Qualitative Data Repository.
She received her PhD in economics from Yale University and BA in economics from Barnard College, Columbia University. She is the author of Accounting for Growth: Information Systems and the Creation of the Large Corporation. Formerly president of the Business History Conference, she is the author of numerous historical and contemporary studies of competition and of innovation. Her research examines the production, dissemination, and confidentiality protection of novel, non-designed data for social and economic measurement.