Research Directors


Scott R. Baker

Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management | Website

Scott Ross Baker is an Associate Professor of Finance at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. His research is concentrated in empirical finance and macroeconomics. Recent work examines the impact of household leverage and credit constraints in driving sensitivity to both income and asset shocks during the Great Recession. Scott joined the Finance Department at Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management in July 2014. He was born and raised in San Diego, California and received B.A.'s in Economics and Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley in 2007. He received a Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University in June 2014.

Nick Bloom

Stanford University | Website

Nick Bloom is a Professor of Economics at Stanford University. His research interests are investigating the causes and consequences of economic uncertainty. He also works on understanding differences in management and organizational practices across firms and countries. He previously worked as a research economist at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, a policy advisor at HM Treasury and as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. He is a graduate of Cambridge University, with a MPhil from Oxford University, and a PhD from University College London.

Steven J. Davis

University of Chicago, Booth School of Business | Website

Steven J. Davis is the William H. Abbott Professor of International Business and Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution. His research interests include employment and wage behavior, worker mobility, job loss, labor market institutions, business dynamics, economic fluctuations, national economic performance, and public policy. He is a research associate with the NBER, advisor to the U.S. Congressional Budget Office, a senior adviser to the Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, senior academic fellow with the Asian Bureau of Finance and Economics Research and visiting scholar and consultant, respectively, with the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta and Chicago. He is a past editor of the American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, published by the American Economic Association.