Steven Davis

  • William H. Abbot of International Business and Economics
  • University of Chicago



Steven J. Davis is the William H. Abbot of International Business and Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. His research includes studies of unemployment, business dynamics, the economic effects of private equity, tax effects on work activity, and comparisons of national economic performance. He edits the American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, published by the American Economic Association. He is also a research associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research and a non-resident visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. Davis has also 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. Davis is a recipient of several grants from the National Science Foundation and from the Kauffman Foundation, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Labor and other organizations.