Joseph S. Davis

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Joseph S. Davis
Born(1885-11-05)November 5, 1885
DiedApril 23, 1975(1975-04-23) (aged 89)
Academic career
InstitutionFood Research Institute, Stanford University
FieldAgricultural economics
Alma materHarvard University
Charles J. Bullock

Joseph Stancliffe Davis (November 5, 1885 – April 23, 1975) was an American economist. He was a professor of economics at Stanford University and a long-time director of the newly established Food Research Institute.[1][2] In 1944, he served as president of the American Economic Association.[3] He was a member of President Eisenhower's Council of Economic Advisers.[4]

He was born in Chester County, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Harvard University 1908 and was awarded the Doctorate of Philosophy in 1913.


  1. ^ "Creating Stanford's Food Research Institute: Herbert Hoover, Alonzo Taylor, Carl Alsberg, J.s. Davis, and M.k. Bennett". Archived from the original on 2017-02-27. Retrieved 2017-02-26.
  2. ^ "Obituary: Joseph S. Davis". New York Times. April 24, 1975.
  3. ^ "American Economic Association".
  4. ^ "JOSEPH DAVIS, 89, FOOD ECONOMIST". The New York Times. 24 April 1975. Retrieved 2018-09-25.