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John J. Stevens

Deputy Associate Director

Program Direction Section

Research and Statistics

202-452-2206
john.j.stevens@frb.gov
Education
  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Minnesota, 2001
  • M.A., Economics, Bowling Green State University, 1996
  • B.A., Economics, University of Toledo, 1994
    • Deputy Associate Director

      Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    • 2014 - present
    • Assistant Director

      Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    • 2011 - 2014
    • Chief, Industrial Output Section

      Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    • 2008 - 2011
    • Senior Economist

      Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    • 2007 - 2008
    • Senior Economist

      Council of Economic Advisers

    • 2007 - 2008
    • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Economics

      Johns Hopkins University

    • 2005
    • Economist

      Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    • 2001 - 2007
  • Holmes, Thomas J., and John J. Stevens (2014). "An Alternative Theory of the Plant Size Distribution, with Geography and Intra- and International Trade," Journal of Political Economy, vol. 122, no. 2, pp. 369-421.
  • Holmes, Thomas J., and John J. Stevens (2012). "Exports, Borders, Distance, and Plant Size," Journal of International Economics, vol. 88, no. 1, pp. 1-214.
  • Holmes, Thomas J., and John J. Stevens (2005). "Does Home Market Size Matter for the Pattern of Trade?" Journal of International Economics, vol. 65, no. 2, pp. 489-505.
  • Morin, Norman, and John J. Stevens (2005). "Diverging Measures of Capacity Utilization: An Explanation," Business Economics, vol. 40, no. 4, pp. 46-54.
  • Morin, Norman, and John J. Stevens (2005). "Estimating Capacity Utilization from Survey Data ," IFC Bulletin, vol. 20, pp. 42-60.
  • Quintin, Erwan, and John J. Stevens (2005). "Growing Old Together: Firm Survival and Employee Turnover," B.E. Journals in Macroeconomics: Topics in Macroeconomics, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 1-30.
  • Quintin, Erwan, and John J. Stevens (2005). "Raising the Bar for Models of Turnover," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2005-23. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Holmes, Thomas J., and John J. Stevens (2004). "Geographic Concentration and Establishment Size: Analysis in an Alternative Economic Geography Model," Journal of Economic Geography, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 227-250.
  • Stevens, John J., and Thomas J. Holmes (2004). "Spatial Distribution of Economic Activities in North America," in Henderson, Vernon, Jacques-Francois Thisse eds., Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics. Volume 4. Cities and Geography. Amsterdam; San Diego and Oxford: Elsevier Science.
  • Quintin, Erwan, and John J. Stevens (2003). "Firm Specific Human Capital Vs. Job Matching: A New Test," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2003-33. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Stevens, John (2003). "Overhauling Industrial Production: The 2002 Historical and Annual Revision," in 2003 Proceedings of the American Statistical Association, Business & Economic Statistics Section. American Statistical Association, pp. 4072-4078.
  • Stevens, John, John Geweke, and William McCausland (2003). "Using Simulation Methods for Bayesian Econometric Models," in Giles, David E. A. ed., Computer-Aided Econometrics. New York: Marcel Dekker, Inc.
  • Holmes, Thomas J., and John J. Stevens (2002). "Geographic Concentration and Establishment Scale," Review of Economics and Statistics, vol. 84, no. 4, pp. 682-690.
  • discussion

    March 2012

    International Industrial Organization Conference

    Globalization and Vertical Structure: An Empirical Investigation

  • discussion

    January 2012

    Allied Social Science Assocation Meetings

    Scarring Recessions and Credit Constraints: Evidence from Colombian Firm Dynamics

  • discussion

    November 2011

    International Trade Workshop, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

    On the Fragmentation of Production in the US

  • seminar

    April 2011

    Clemson University

    An Alternative Theory of the Size Distribution with an Application to Trade

  • discussion

    January 2011

    Allied Social Science Assocation Meetings

    Who Creates Jobs and When: How Firms Respond to Business Cycles and Credit Conditions

  • conference

    November 2010

    Federal Reserve System Committee on Regional Analysis Conference

    Exports, Borders, Distance, and Plant Size

  • conference

    November 2010

    Census Research Data Center Annual Research Conference

    Exports, Borders, Distance, and Plant Size

  • conference

    September 2010

    Comparative Analysis Of Enterprise (Micro) Data Conference

    Exports, Borders, Distance, and Plant Size

  • seminar

    October 2010

    University of Virginia

    An Alternative Theory of the Size Distribution with an Application to Trade

  • conference

    May 2010

    How Access to Firm-Level Data Informs Public Policy, Queen's University

    An Alternative Theory of the Size Distribution with an Application to Trade

  • conference

    October 2009

    Federal Reserve System Committee on Regional Analysis Conference

    An Alternative Theory of the Size Distribution with an Application to Trade

  • conference

    September 2009

    OECD-STESEG (Short-Term Economic Statistics Expert Group) meeting

    Measuring U.S. Industrial Production During a Downturn in Economic Activity

  • seminar

    March 2007

    Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

    Plant Size and Plant Function

  • seminar

    October 2006

    U.S. Census Bureau Center for Economic Studies

    Plant Size and Plant Function

  • conference

    September 2006

    Comparative Analysis of Enterprise (Micro) Data Conference

    Plant Size and Plant Function

  • seminar

    September 2004

    Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

    Substitutability of New and Used Goods: Highway Rollers

  • seminar

    March 2004

    Washington Statistical Society

    Reconstructing Industrial Production: Conversion to NAICS

  • conference

    August 2003

    Joint Statistical Meetings

    Overhauling Industrial Production: The 2002 Historical and Annual Revision

  • conference

    March 2003

    Midwest Economics Association Meetings

    Growing Old Together: Firm Survival and Employee Turnover

  • conference

    November 2002

    49th Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International

    Spatial Distribution of Economic Activities in North America

  • conference

    November 1999

    46th Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International

    Geographic Concentration and Establishment Scale

Awards

  • 2006

    National Association for Business Economics

    Adolph G. Abramson Award

  • 1998

    Department of Economics, University of Minnesota

    Walter W. Heller Outstanding Teaching Award

Conference Organization

  • October 12-14, 2011 Washington, D.C.

    Federal Reserve System Committee on Regional Analysis Research Conference

    Local organizer

Referee

  • American Economic Review
  • European Economic Review
  • International Economic Review
  • Journal of Economic Geography
  • Journal of Economics and Business
  • Journal of International Economics
  • Papers in Regional Science
  • Regional Science and Urban Economics
  • Review of Economic Studies
  • Review of Industrial Organization
  • Review of World Economics
  • The B.E. Journals in Macroeconomics
  • Urban Studies

Professional Affiliation

  • Member, National Bureau of Economic Research Conference on Research on Income and Wealth, 2010-present
  • Member, Statistics Committee, National Association for Business Economics, 2008-present
  • Special Sworn Status researcher, U.S. Bureau of the Census, 2001-present
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