William H. Abbott Professor of International Business and Economics; Deputy Dean for Faculty
Steven J. Davis is an applied economist who studies labor markets, business dynamics, economic fluctuations, national economic performance, public policy, and other topics.
He is a research associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research, an economic adviser to the US Congressional Budget Office, a senior academic fellow of the Asia Bureau of Finance and Economics, and a visiting scholar at both the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the American Enterprise Institute. Previously, he held positions at the National University of Singapore, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Milken Institute for Job and Capital Formation, and the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. From 2009 to 2011, he was editor of the American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, the leading scholarly journal in the field. During a leave of absence from Chicago Booth, he was vice president in the competition practice at CRA International, an economics consulting firm.
In addition to publishing in many scholarly journals, Davis has written for Bloomberg View, the Chicago Tribune, the Financial Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, and other popular media. He has made television appearances on CNBC, Fox News Channel, NBC News, and PBS, among others. He has also appeared on various radio shows.
Davis has a bachelor's degree in economics from Portland State University in Oregon (1980), and a master's degree (1981) and PhD (1986) in economics from Brown University. He joined the Chicago Booth faculty in 1985.