Jonathan M.V. Davis is a labor economist interested in combining insights from economic theory with rigorous empirical analysis to improve policy.
His recent research includes a quasi-experimental evaluation of the impact on teacher retention of matching Teach for America teachers to schools using the Deferred Acceptance Algorithm in Chicago. This project provides the most credible evidence of the impact of a market design intervention on match quality to date. Davis worked with TFA Chicago to design, implement, and evaluate the intervention. TFA Chicago continues to use Deferred Acceptance at all of its "interview days".
Davis is currently a Post-Doctoral Scholar in the Department of Economics and the Becker Friedman Institute. He received his PhD from the University of Chicago in 2016.
To learn more about Davis, visit his website or his office at Saieh Hall, Room 227.