David W. Stevens, Ph.D.

David W. Stevens


David Stevens is a consultant and former Executive Director (1993-2015) of The Jacob France Institute in the Merrick School of Business.

Consultant roles include research conducted on behalf of The Urban Institute, The Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation; Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.; Abt Associates, Inc; the Bureau of Labor Statistics in the U.S. Department of Labor; the National Occupational Information Coordinating Committee; the Planning and Evaluation Service in the U.S. Department of Education; the Administration for Children and Families in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; the National Institute on the Education Quality of the Workforce at the University of Pennsylvania; and the National Institute for Research in Vocational Education at the University of California, Berkeley.

Research sponsors include research and evaluation units in the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Commerce, Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, Maryland Department of Human Resources and the Governor’s Workforce Investment Board.

Conference Presentations

  • Upper Shore WIB Employment & Business Dynamics: 2004-2008 (May 5, 2009)David Stevens and Ting Zhang, In partnership with the Office of Workforce Information and Performance, DLLR
  • Data Confidentiality Presentation Association of Public Data Users 2007 Conference (October 25, 2007)David Stevens
    University of Baltimore
    “Accessing Confidential State Administrative Records” (Powerpoint)
  • Peter R. Mueser, David W. Stevens and Kenneth R. Troske (October 2007). The Impact of Welfare Reform on Leaver Characteristics, Employment and Recidivism: An Analysis of Maryland and Missouri. IZA Discussion Paper No. 3131, 62 pages. Bonn, Germany: Institute for the Study of Labor.
  • David W. Stevens (November 10, 2007). The Other Side of the Labor Market: The Importance of Access to Business Data in Policy Making. Discussant at 29th Annual Research Conference, Association for Public Policy Analysis Management (APPAM), Washington, D.C.


  • Repeated and Combined Participation in Workforce, Education and Social Program Services: Preliminary Evidence from Maryland Administrative Data Sources
    David Stevens & Ting Zhang
    March 2012
  • A Guide to the Use of Administrative Records to Achieve Data Quality Standards in Federal Reporting of CTE Performance – September 2006
  • 21st Century Accountability: Perkins III Columbus, OH: The Ohio State University, National Dissemination Institute for Career and technical Education, Institute on Education and Training for Employment, 79 pp.
  • Getting a Job Is A First Step: What Should Follow? (forthcoming), Washington, D.C.
  • U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Workforce Security, 20pp.
  • “Changing Caseloads: Macro Influences and Micro Composition” (September 2001), Economic Policy Review, 7:2, New York, NY: Federal Reserve Bank of New York, pp 37-51, (with Robert A. Moffitt)
  • “Jobs, Workers and Changes in Earnings Dispersion” (2001), Discussion Paper 491, London, UK: London School of Economics and Political Science, Centre for Economic Performance, 36pp. (with Simon Burgess and Julia Lane)
  • “Churning Dynamics: an analysis of hires and separations at the employer level,” Labour Economics, 8:1 (January 2001): 1-14 (with Simon Burgess and Julia Lane)
  • “The Reallocation of Labour and the Lifecycle of Firms,” Oxford Bulletin of Economic and Statistics, 62 (December 2000): 885-907 (with Simon Burgess and Julia Lane
  • “Welfare-to-Work Outcomes: The Role of the Employer,” Southern Economic Journal, 67:4 (October 2000): 1010-1021 (with Julia Lane)
  • “Job Flows, Worker Flows, and Churning,” Journal of Labor Economics, 18:3 (July 2000): 473-502 (with Simon Burgess and Julia Lane).”Worker and Job Flows,” Economic Letters, 51 (1996), pp. 109-113 (with Julia Lane and Simon Burgess)
  • “Vocational Education Accountability in a Block Grant World,” in Garth Mangum and Stephen Mangum (eds.), Of Heart and Mind: Social Essays in Honor of Sar Levitan, Kalamazoo, MI: Upjohn University Institute Press, 1996, pp. 131-153
  • “Experiences of High School Graduates in finding Employment,” in Albert Pautler (ed.), Contemporary Issues in School to Employment Transition, Ann Arbor MI: Prakken Publications, 1993, pp. 73-83
  • “The Case for Revising U.S. Occupational Classification Taxonomies,” in Report 833, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Proceedings of the International Occupational Classification Conference, Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Labor, 1993, pp. 212-234
  • Occupation Information: The Blue Highways of Labor Market Information, Washington, D.C.: National Occupational Information Coordinating Committee, August 1993, 42pp


  • Mapping investments in workforce development initiatives by local philanthropic foundations, identification of overlaps and gaps in current funding flows, and development of a strategic plan for coordination of future investments-JFI funding from the Abell Foundation; in partnership with Jobs for the Future, funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation; and in association with the Association of Baltimore Area Grantgivers.
  • Public secondary and postsecondary education outcomes in Maryland (co-investigator with Treva Stack)-JFI funding from the Maryland Association of Community Colleges; the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation; the Maryland State Department of Education; and the University System of Maryland.
  • The impact of local economic conditions on work and welfare decisions in Maryland (co-investigator with Jane Staveley and Chris Herbst)-JFI funding from the Maryland Department of Human Resources

Recent Reports

Stevens Classics