John C. Haltiwanger, Professor, 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. He served as Chief Economist of the U.S. Census Bureau from 1997-99. He is a Research Associate of the Center for Economic Studies at the Census Bureau and of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He is also a Senior Research Fellow with the Longitudinal Employer Household Dynamics program at the Census Bureau and a consultant with The Conference Board.
His recent research has exploited the newly created longitudinal establishment and firm level data as well as longitudinal matched employer-employee databases that have been developed in the U.S. and for many countries around the world. This research centers on the process of reallocation, retooling and restructuring in developed, emerging and transition economies and the connection of this reallocation to cyclical fluctuations and productivity growth.
Books he has published include: Job Creation and Destruction (with Steven J. Davis and Scott Schuh), MIT Press, 1996; Economic Turbulence: The Impact on Workers, Firms, and Economic Growth, (with Clair Brown and Julia Lane), University of Chicago Press, 2006. Recent peer reviewed journal articles include:"On the Nature of Capital Adjustment Costs," (with Russell Cooper), Review of Economic Studies, July 2006; "The Flow Approach to Labor Markets, Micro-Macro Links, and the Recent Downturn," (with Steven J. Davis and R. Jason Faberman), Journal of Economic Perspectives, Summer 2006; "Plant Turnover and Structural Reforms in Colombia," (with Marcela Eslava, Adriana Kugler and Maurice Kugler), International Monetary Fund Staff Papers, 2006; "Market Selection, Reallocation, and Restructuring in the U.S. Retail Trade Sector in the 1990s," (with Lucia Foster and C.J. Krizan), Review of Economics and Statistics, November 2006; "Volatility and Dispersion in Business Growth Rates: Publicly Traded and Privately Held Firms," (with Steven J. Davis, Ron Jarmin and Javier Miranda), NBER Macroeconomics Annual 2006.