• 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.

  • Michael Durney

    Michael P. Durney has been President and Chief Executive Officer, as well as a director of DHI Group, Inc. since September 2013. Mr. Durney joined our predecessor, Dice Inc., in May 2000 as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer and held that position, as well as other operating roles until he became President and CEO. Previously, Mr. Durney had strategic and operational leadership responsibility for all of our industry-focused services, including eFinancialCareers, HealthCallings and Rigzone, the latter he led since the acquisitions of our oil and gas brands in 2010.

    Prior to joining DHI, Mr. Durney held the position of Vice President and Controller of USA Networks, Inc. (now known as IAC/InterActiveCorp.) from 1998 to 2000. Mr. Durney’s previous experience includes being the Chief Financial Officer of Newport Media, Inc. from 1996 to 1998, Executive Vice President, Finance of Hallmark Entertainment, Inc. from 1994 to 1996 and Vice President, Controller of Univision Television Group, Inc. from 1989 to 1994. Mr. Durney started his finance career at the accounting firm of Arthur Young & Company in 1983 and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the state of New York.

    Mr. Durney holds a B.S. degree in accounting from the State University of New York in Oswego, where he is the Chair of the Advisory Council of the School of Business and Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the College Foundation.

  • 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.