December 6th, 2010 | Uncategorized

Levin rumored to be in discussions to join Obama administration

University President Richard Levin has had discussions with President Barack Obama about filling an economic position in the presidential administration, Bloomberg reported Friday.

In an interview Sunday, Levin said he was familiar with the “rumor” that he will leave Yale but declined to comment further.

“I love my job, and I’m not looking to leave,” Levin said.

The Bloomberg article discusses the search to replace Lawrence Summers, director of the President’s National Economic Council and former president of Harvard University, but does not specify if Levin has been considered for Summers’ role. According to the article, the tip about Levin came from “a person familiar with the matter.”

The search has been underway since Summers announced in September his plans to return to Harvard at the end of the year, Bloomberg reported.

The National Economic Council is the President’s source of advice on economic policy.