Steven J. Davis

William H. Abbott Distinguished Service Professor of International Business and Economics

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

STEVEN J. DAVIS is distinguished service professor of business and economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. He is also a research associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research, advisor to the U.S. Congressional Budget Office, consultant to the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, senior academic fellow with the Asian Bureau of Finance and Economics Research, senior adviser to the Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, past editor of the American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, and elected fellow of the Society of Labor Economists. Davis is an applied economist who studies business dynamics, worker outcomes, economic uncertainty, public policy, and other topics. He is known for influential research using longitudinal data on firms and establishments to explore business outcomes, labor market consequences, and economic performance. He is a co-founder of the Economic Policy Uncertainty project, the Survey of Business Uncertainty, and the Stock Market Jumps project. He co-organizes the Asian Monetary Policy Forum, held annually in Singapore. In addition to his scholarly work, Davis has written for the Atlantic, Bloomberg View, Financial Times, Forbes, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal and other popular media. He has appeared on BBC, Bloomberg TV, CGTN, Channel News Asia, CNBC, CNN, Fox News, NBC Network News, Sinclair Broadcast Group, and the U.S. Public Broadcasting System.


Internet Access and its Implications for Productivity, Inequality, and Resilience

The past year has brought an unprecedented change in the way Americans work, with millions of workers working from home and connecting to colleagues and clients virtually. In an AESG report titled “Internet Access and its Implications for Productivity, Inequality, and Resilience,” economists Jose Maria Barrero (Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México), Nicholas Bloom (Stanford University), ...