Senior Research Economist and Advisor
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Scott Davis joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas as a research economist in September 2010. His research is in the field of open economy macroeconomics, particularly the effect of trade and financial integration on the international transmission of business-cycle fluctuations.
Prior to joining the Dallas Fed, Davis was a senior lecturer at Vanderbilt University. He has also held visiting positions at the Bank of England, the Bank of Estonia, the Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. He holds a PhD in economics from Vanderbilt University.
- “Global Drivers of Gross and Net Capital Flows,” with Giorgio Valente and Eric Van Wincoop, Journal of International Economics, Forthcoming. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jinteco.2020.103397.
- “Capital Controls for Crisis Management Policy in a Global Economy,” with Michael B. Devereux, American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, Forthcoming.
- “Foreign Exchange Reserves as a Tool for Capital Account Management,” with Ippei Fujiwara, Kevin X.D. Huang and Jiao Wang, Journal of Monetary Economics, Forthcoming. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmoneco.2020.02.006.
- “Monetary Policy Divergence and Net Capital Flows: Accounting for Endogenous Policy Responses,” with A. Zlate, Journal of International Money and Finance, vol. 94, June 2019, pp. 15-31. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jimonfin.2019.01.016.
- “Central Bank Communications: A Case Study,” with M. A. Wynne, The Oxford Handbook of Economics of Central Banking, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190626198.013.9.
- “Globalization and the Increasing Correlation Between Capital Inflows and Outflows,” with E. Van Wincoop, Journal of Monetary Economics, vol. 100, December 2018, pp. 83-100. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmoneco.2018.07.009.
- “Dealing with Time Inconsistency: Inflation Targeting versus Exchange Rate Targeting,” with I. Fujiwara and J. Wang, Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, vol. 50, no. 7, October 2018, pp. 1369-1399. https://doi.org/10.1111/jmcb.12551.
- “External Debt and Monetary Policy Autonomy,” Ensayos sobre Política Económica, vol. 35, no. 82, 2017, pp. 53-63. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.espe.2016.11.004.
- “Capital Controls and Monetary Policy Autonomy in a Small Open Economy,” with I. Presno, Journal of Monetary Economics, vol. 85, January 2017, pp. 114-130. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmoneco.2016.11.008.
- “Distribution Capital and the Short- and Long-Run Import Demand Elasticity,” with M. J. Crucini, Journal of International Economics, vol. 100, May 2016, pp. 203-219. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jinteco.2016.03.010.
- “Credit Booms, Banking Crises, and the Current Account,” with A. Mack, W. Phoa and A. Vandenabeele, Journal of International Money and Finance, vol. 60, February 2016, pp. 360-377. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jimonfin.2015.09.008.
- “The Macroeconomic Effects of Debt- and Equity-Based Capital Inflows,” Journal of Macroeconomics, vol. 46, December 2015, pp. 81-95. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmacro.2015.07.006.
- “The Asymmetric Effects of Deflation on Consumption Spending: Evidence from the Great Depression,” Economics Letters, vol. 130, May 2015, pp. 105-108. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2015.03.016.
- “Financial Integration and International Business Cycle Co-movement,” Journal of Monetary Economics, vol. 64, May 2014, pp. 99-111. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmoneco.2014.01.007.
- “International Real Business Cycles with Endogenous Markup Variability,” with K. X. D. Huang, Journal of International Economics, vol. 85, no. 2, November 2011, pp. 302-316. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jinteco.2011.06.004.
- “Fiscal Federalism, Risk Sharing and the Persistence of Shocks,” Advances in Computational Economics, vol. 20, 2008. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-74684-3_6.
- “Sudden Stops and Optimal Foreign Exchange Intervention,” with Michael B. Devereux and Changhua Yu, Globalization and Monetary Policy Institute Working Paper No. 405, November 2020.
- “Imperfect Substitutability in Real Estate Markets and the Effect of Housing Demand on the Macroeconomy,” with Kevin X.D. Huang and Ayse Sapci, Globalization and Monetary Policy Institute Working Paper No. 401, September 2020.
- “Financial Performance and Macroeconomic Fundamentals in Emerging Market Economies over the Global Financial Cycle,” with Andrei Zlate, Globalization and Monetary Policy Institute Working Paper No. 288, September 2016.
- “The Cyclicality of Bilateral Capital Inflows and Outflows,” Globalization and Monetary Policy Institute Working Paper No. 247, August 2015.
Dallas Fed Publications
- “Emerging-Market Economies Face COVID-19 and a 'Sudden Stop' in Capital Flows,” Dallas Fed Economics, April 4, 2020.
- “Risks Abound if China Uses Debt to Stimulate the Economy from Current Downturn,” Dallas Fed Economics, April 2019.
- “Reserve Adequacy Explains Emerging-Market Sensitivity to U.S. Monetary Policy,” with Daniel Crowley and Michael Morris, Economic Letter, 13(9), December 2018.
- “China's Capital Controls Appear to Arrest Flight, Stabilize Currency,” Economic Letter, 12(12), November 2017.
- “Emerging-market Debtor Nations Likely to Follow Fed Rate Boost,” Economic Letter, 11(1), March 2016.
- “Diverging Monetary Policies, Global Capital Flows and Financial Stability,” with Mark A. Wynne, Globalization and Monetary Policy Institute Annual Report, 2015.
- “The Trilemma in Practice: Monetary Policy Autonomy in an Economy with a Floating Exchange Rate,” Globalization and Monetary Policy Institute Annual Report, 2015.
- “External Debt Sheds Light on Drivers of Exchange Rate Fluctuations,” Economic Letter, 10(4), April 2015.
- “Current Account Surplus May Damp the Effects of China's Credit Boom,” with Adrienne Mack, Wesley Phoa and Anne Vandenabeele, Economic Letter, 10(1), January 2015.
- “The Political Economy of International Money: Common Currencies, Currency Wars and Exorbitant Privilege,” with Mark A. Wynne, Globalization and Monetary Policy Institute Annual Report, 2014.
- “Central Bank Transparency Anchors Inflation Expectations,” with Adrienne Mack and Mark Wynne, Economic Letter, 9(4), April 2014.
- “Cross-country Variation in the Anchoring of Inflation Expectations,” with Adrienne Mack, Staff Papers no. 21, 2013.
- “Financial Frictions Conference: Reviews Paths to Monetary Policy Objectives,” with Mark A. Wynne, Globalization and Monetary Policy Institute Annual Report, 2012.
- “Inflation Expectations Have Become More Anchored Over Time,” Economic Letter, 7(13), December 2012.
- “Relating Commodity Prices to Underlying Inflation: The Role of Expectations,” Economic Letter, 6(14), December 2011.