Alumni

Dinner With Professor Steven Davis

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of Singapore

September 5, 2009: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The "Dinner with..." series provides a rare opportunity for alums to get to know and be known by leading professors from Chicago Booth, whilst enjoying some great food and wine. The meal will include four courses and wine.

Where

The French Kitchen
7 Magazine Road
#01-03 Central Mall
Singapore, Singapore

Driving Directions:Next to Saint Pierre Tel: +65 6438-1823 Web: www.thefrenchkitchen.com.sg

Event Details

About Professor Steven J Davis: Steven J. Davis studies employment outcomes, worker mobility, job loss, business dynamics, economic fluctuations, national economic performance, public policy, and other topics. In addition to a basic understanding of the big macroeconomic issues, Davis hopes his students learn "an informed skepticism about data and economic argumentation and an analytical approach that they can apply to business and economic problems in their careers." Davis is the Editor of the American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics. He is also a research associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research and a non-resident visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. Previously, he held positions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Milken Institute for Job and Capital Formation, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, and the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. During a leave of absence, he was vice president in the Competition Practice at CRA International, an economics consulting firm. "This practical experience taught me that there is a market for analytical thinking skills, the hallmark of a Chicago Booth education," he said. His research has been supported by grants from the Kauffman Foundation, the World Economic Forum, the Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation, the U.S. National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Labor, and several other organizations. In addition to publication in numerous academic journals, Davis has published in the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times and other popular media. He has appeared on CNBC, the Fox News Channel, PBS, and various radio shows. As a young man interested in economic, political, and social issues, Davis came to the view that economics offered greater insight and a more powerful set of tools for understanding economic and social behavior. He pursued graduate studies in economics with the intention of "learning how to think." Davis earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Portland State University in Oregon in 1980, and a master's degree in 1981 and a PhD in 1986, both in economics from Brown University. He joined the Chicago Booth faculty in 1985. Selected Publications With J. Haltiwanger and S. Schuh, Job Creation and Destruction (MIT Press, 1996). -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- With K. Murphy and R. Topel, "Entry, Pricing and Product Design in an Initially Monopolized Market," Journal of Political Economy (2004). -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- With J. Kahn, "Interpreting the Great Moderation: Changes in the Volatility of Economic Activity at the Micro and Macro Levels," Journal of Economic Perspectives (2008).

Cost

$80/ pax Payment via Paypal

Registration


Register By Email
Register By Phone: +65 9336-9000

Deadline: 9/3/2009

Questions

Jerry Dimos 
Alumni Club President
+65 9336-9000

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