Steven J. Davis studies unemployment, job displacement, business dynamics, the effect of taxes on work activity, and other topics in economics. He is deputy dean for the faculty and professor of international business and economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and an economic adviser to the U.S. Congressional Budget Office.  He previously taught at Brown University and MIT.  As a visiting scholar at AEI, Mr. Davis studies how policy-related sources of uncertainty affect national economic performance.



  • Institute Research Council, Gary Becker Milton Friedman Institute for Research in Economics, 2011-present
  • Visiting Scholar, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, 2011- present
  • Senior Adviser, Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, 2010-present
  • Distinguished Visitor, National University of Singapore, 2009
  • Editor, 2009-2011, and Coeditor, 2006-2008, American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics
  • Vice President, 2007, and Senior Consultant, 2008-2011, Charles River Associates
  • Visiting Scholar, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, 2007-2011
  • Outside Economic Adviser, John McCain Presidential Campaign, 2008.
  • William H. Abbott Professor of International Business and Economics, 2001-present; Professor, 1994-2001; Associate Professor, 1989-94; Assistant Professor, 1985-89, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
  • Research Associate, 1995-present; Faculty Research Fellow, 1991-95; Organizer, Group on Labor Market Dynamics and Aggregate Fluctuations, 1988-92, National Bureau of Economic Research
  • Principal, Chicago Partners, 1995-2006
  • Panel on Federal Business Statistics, Committee on National Statistics, National Academy of Sciences, 2004-2006
  • Executive Committee, Northwestern/University of Chicago Joint Center for Poverty Research, 1998-2000
  • Visiting Scholar, Milken Institute for Job and Capital Formation, 1994
  • Visiting Associate Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993-94
  • Consultant and Research Associate, Corporate Studies Group, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, 1991-93
  • Visiting Associate Professor of Economics, University of Maryland, 1990
  • National Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, 1988-89

•    Teaching Fellow, Brown University, 1983-85



Ph.D., M.A., economics, Brown University

B.A., economics, Portland State University

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