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John J. Stevens

Education

  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Minnesota, 2001
  • M.A., Economics, Bowling Green State University, 1996
  • B.A., Economics, University of Toledo, 1994
Current Research Topics
  • Developing economic indicators from "big data"
  • Senior Associate Director

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    2020 - present
  • Associate Director

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    2016 - 2020
  • Deputy Associate Director

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    2014 - 2016
  • 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
  • Do long-haul truckers undervalue future fuel savings?
    Jacob Adenbaum, Adam Copeland, and John Stevens
    Energy Economics (2019)
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eneco.2019.05.020
    See also » FRB Working Paper (2015)
  • Measuring Early-Stage Business Formation
    Kimberly Bayard, Emin Dinlersoz, Timothy Dunne, John Haltiwanger, Javier Miranda, and John Stevens
    FEDS Notes (2018)
    https://doi.org/10.17016/2380-7172.2166
  • Early-Stage Business Formation: An Analysis of Applications for Employer Identification Numbers
    Kimberly Bayard, Emin Dinlersoz, Timothy Dunne, John Haltiwanger, Javier Miranda, and John Stevens
    NBER Working Paper Series (2018)
    https://doi.org/10.3386/w24364
    See also » FRB Working Paper (2018)
  • An Alternative Theory of the Plant Size Distribution, with Geography and Intra- and International Trade
    Thomas J. Holmes and John J. Stevens
    Journal of Political Economy (2014)
    https://doi.org/10.1086/674633
  • Exports, Borders, Distance, and Plant Size
    Thomas J. Holmes and John J. Stevens
    Journal of International Economics (2012)
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jinteco.2012.02.012
    See also » FRB Working Paper (2010)
  • Growing Old Together: Firm Survival and Employee Turnover
    Erwan Quintin and John J. Stevens
    B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics (2005)
    https://doi.org/10.2202/1534-5998.1319
    See also » FRB Working Paper (2005)
  • Diverging Measures of Capacity Utilization: An Explanation
    Norman Morin and John J. Stevens
    Business Economics (2005)
    https://doi.org/10.2145/20050404
    See also » FRB Working Paper (2004)
  • Raising the Bar for Models of Turnover
    Erwan Quintin and John J. Stevens
    Finance and Economics Discussion Series (2005)
    https://doi.org/10.17016/FEDS.2005.23
  • Estimating Capacity Utilization from Survey Data
    Norman Morin and John J. Stevens
    IFC Bulletins (2005)
    See also » FRB Working Paper (2004)
  • Does Home Market Size Matter for the Pattern of Trade?
    Thomas J. Holmes and John J. Stevens
    Journal of International Economics (2005)
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jinteco.2003.11.004
  • Geographic Concentration and Establishment Size: Analysis in an Alternative Economic Geography Model
    Thomas J. Holmes and John J. Stevens
    Journal of Economic Geography (2004)
    https://doi.org/10.1093/jnlecg/lbh018
    See also » FRB Working Paper (2002)
  • Spatial Distribution of Economic Activities in North America
    John J. Stevens and Thomas J. Holmes
    Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics (2004)
    https://doi.org/10.1016/S1574-0080(04)80020-8
  • Firm Specific Human Capital vs. Job Matching: A New Test
    Erwan Quintin and John J. Stevens
    Finance and Economics Discussion Series (2003)
    https://doi.org/10.17016/FEDS.2003.33
  • Overhauling Industrial Production: The 2002 Historical and Annual Revision
    John Stevens
    2003 Proceedings of the American Statistical Association, Business and Economics Statistics Section (2003)
  • Using Simulation Methods for Bayesian Econometric Models
    John Stevens, John Geweke, and William McCausland
    Computer-Aided Econometrics (2003)
  • Geographic Concentration and Establishment Scale
    Thomas J. Holmes and John J. Stevens
    Review of Economics and Statistics (2002)
    https://doi.org/10.1162/003465302760556495
  • conference

    August 2020

    NABE Economic Measurement Seminar

    The Relative Merits of Economic Data Produced by the Public and Private Sector

  • conference

    June 2020

    Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee (FESAC) Meeting

    The Potential for Alternative Data in Official Statistics

  • conference

    October 2018

    NABE Tech Economics Conference (TEC2018)

    The Federal Reserve Board's Expanded Measurement Agenda

  • conference

    July 2015

    Society for Economic Measurement Annual Conference

    A Report on the Federal Reserve Board's Efforts to Better Assess Economic Activity

  • 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
  • March 20-22, 2022 | Washington, D.C.

    2022 NABE Economic Policy Conference

    Planning committee member

  • March 22-23, 2021 | Washington, D.C.

    2021 NABE Economic Policy Conference

    Planning committee member

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

    Federal Reserve System Committee on Regional Analysis Research Conference

    Local organizer

Editor
  • Associate Editor, Harvard Data Science Review, 2018-present
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
  • Co-chair of the Data Analytics/Statistics Roundtable, National Association for Business Economics, 2019-20
  • Associate Member, Washington Statistical Society, 2017-present
  • Special Sworn Status researcher, U.S. Bureau of the Census, 2001-present
Last update: June 30, 2022