• Steven Davis

    Steven J. Davis is Deputy Dean of the Faculty and William H. Abbott Professor of International Business and Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is a research associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research, senior academic fellow at the Asian Bureau of Finance and Economics Research, economic adviser to the Congressional Budget Office, member of the Bureau of Labor Statistics Technical Advisory Committee, and a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta and Chicago and the American Enterprise Institute. His research interests include national economic performance, job loss and unemployment, hiring and wage behavior, and public policy.

    Davis previously edited the American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, the leading scholarly journal in the field of macroeconomics. Currently, he is a senior adviser to the Brookings Papers on Economic Activity and a member of the advisory board of the Journal of Labour Market Research. Davis has held positions at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the National University of Singapore, and Charles River Associates, an economics consulting firm.

    Davis earned a bachelor’s degree from Portland State University in 1980 and MA and PhD degrees in 1981 and 1986 from Brown University, all in economics. He is married to Akiko Davis and has four children.

  • George McFerran

    George McFerran is the Executive Vice President of Product & Marketing. Previously he served as SVP of Customer Engagement overseeing the Sales, Marketing and Customer Success functions of the Global Industry Group which included BioSpace, eFinancialCareers, Hcareers and Rigzone. Mr. McFerran joined eFinancialCareers in 1998, holding a number of senior positions including Marketing Director until leaving in 2004.

    From 2004 until 2006, Mr. McFerran worked at financial market intelligence leader Standard & Poor’s as EMEA Marketing Director for the company’s Data and Information Services business. In 2006, Mr. McFerran rejoined eFinancialCareers as the Sales & Business Development Director for Singapore & Hong Kong. After setting up the Singapore office, Mr. McFerran worked on expanding the business in China, and became Managing Director for eFinancialCareers for the APAC region. He moved back to the UK office in 2014 as Sales & Marketing Director for the global eFinancialCareers business.

    George was also part of the team that launched the original eFinancialCareers website in London prior to DHI’s acquisition of the company.

    Mr. McFerran holds a BA (Hons) in History from University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

  • Jason Faberman

    Jason Faberman is a senior economist in the economic research department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. His research focuses on the labor market, with a particular focus on the interaction between employers and workers, and how it affects the urban areas and the overall macroeconomy.

    Faberman’s research has been published in various journals, including the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the American Economic Review, the American Economics Journal: Macroeconomics, the Journal of Monetary Economics, the Journal of Economic Perspectives, and the Journal of Regional Science.

    Prior to joining the Chicago Fed in 2011, Faberman served as a senior economist with the Philadelphia Fed and as a research economist with the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

    Faberman received a B.S. in environmental science and a B.A. in economics from Lehigh University, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Maryland, College Park.

  • John Haltiwanger

    John C. Haltiwanger, is a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Maryland. He is also the first recipient of the Dudley and Louisa Dillard Professorship in 2013. He received his Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University in 1981. After serving on the faculty of UCLA and Johns Hopkins, he joined the faculty at Maryland in 1987. In the late 1990s, he served as Chief Economist of the U.S. Census Bureau. He is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a senior research fellow for the Center for Economic Studies at the U.S. Census Bureau. He has played a major role in developing and studying U.S. longitudinal firm-level data. Using this data, he has developed new statistical measures and analyzed the determinants of firm-level job creation, job destruction and economic performance. He has explored the implications of these firm dynamics for aggregate U.S. productivity growth and for the U.S. labor market. The statistical and measurement methods he has helped develop to measure and study firm dynamics have been increasingly used by many statistical agencies around the world. His own research increasingly uses the data and measures on firm dynamics from a substantial number of advanced, emerging and transition economies. His work with the statistical agencies has been recently recognized in his being awarded the Julius Shiskin Award for economic statistics in 2013. He has published more than 100 academic articles and numerous books including Job Creation and Destruction (with Steven Davis and Scott Schuh, MIT Press).

  • Brenda Samaniego de la Parra

    Brenda Samaniego de la Parra is a PhD Candidate in Economics at the University of Chicago. Her research analyzes how different work arrangements between workers and firms arise, and their implications for the aggregate economy. She has published research in the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) World of Work and Global Employment Trends reports and has consulted for the ILO and the World Bank. Before joining the PhD program at the University of Chicago, she served as Special Projects Director for the National Banking and Securities Commission in Mexico. She received a B.S. in economics and a B.S. in political science from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) and a M.A. in economics from the University of Chicago.