William H. Abbott Professor of International Business and Economics Steven J Davis

Finance Roundtable

September 29, 2016: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Please join us as Chicago Booth Professor Steven J. Davis shares his perspective on policy uncertainty and the economic outlook.


Gleacher Center
450 N. Cityfront Plaza
Chicago, Illinois

Event Details

Steven J. Davis, known for his influential work using longitudinal data on firms and establishments to explore job creation and destruction dynamics and their relationship to economic performance, will share his thoughts on the US economy and macro trends in business.

Professor Davis has expertise in: business dynamics, employment, labor market institutions, tax effects on work activity, economic fluctuations, and public policy.  His research interests include these topics, as well as product pricing and design, and private equity.

Steven J. Davis is the co-creator of the Economic Policy Uncertainty Indices and the DHI Hiring Indicators, and he co-organizes the Asian Monetary Policy Forum, held annually in Singapore.  Davis has received research grants from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Ewing Marion Kauffmann Foundation, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and other organizations, including several grants from the U.S. National Science Foundation.  In 2013, he received the Addington Prize in Measurement, awarded by the Fraser Institute for Public Policy, for his research on "Measuring Economic Poloicy Uncertainty"


$10 - Registration closes at noon 09/29
$15 - At the door. Please have exact cash/check


Register Online

Deadline: 9/28/2016


6:00 PM-6:30 PM: Cocktails

6:30 PM-7:30 PM: Presentation

7:30 PM-8:00 PM: Q & A

Speaker Profiles

Steven J. Davis (Speaker)

Professor Davis is a former editor of the American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics and an elected fellow of the Society of Labor Econonomists.  He is also a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, senior academic fellow with the Asian Bureau of Finance and Econonomics Research, advisor to the U.S. Congressional Budget Office, and visiting scholar and consultant, respectively, with the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta and Chicago.

His teaching experience includes Ph.D. courses in macroeconomics and labor economics at the University of Chicago, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the University of Maryland; MBA courses in macroeconomics, money and banking, business strategy, and financial institutions for Chicago Booth; and executive MBA courses in macroeconomics for Chicago Booth in Barcelona, London, and Singapore.  Davis has also taught undergraduate courses in microeconomics, econometrics, and money and banking at Brown University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

In addition to his scholarly publications, Davis has written for the Atlantic, Bloomberg View, Financial Times, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, and other popular media and appeared on Channel News Asia, CNBC, CNN, Fox News, NBC Network News, and the U.S. Public Broadcasting System, among others.

Professor Davis has a Ph.D. from Brown.


John Salvino, '06