Chad Jones

STANCO 25 Professor of Economics

BP Faculty Fellow in Global Management for 2013-14

Phone: (650) 725-9265


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Academic Areas: Economics

Charles I. Jones is an economist noted for his research on long-run economic growth. In particular, he has examined theoretically and empirically the fundamental sources of growth in incomes over time and the reasons underlying the enormous differences in standards of living across countries. In recent years, he has used his expertise in macroeconomic methods to study the economic causes behind the rise in health spending and longevity.


Charles I. Jones is the STANCO 25 Professor of Economics at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Professor Jones has been honored as a National Fellow of the Hoover Institution, a John M. Olin Foundation Faculty Fellow, and an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellow. His research has been supported by a series of grants from the National Science Foundation.

Professor Jones is the author of numerous research papers as well as two textbooks, Introduction to Economic Growth (2002) and Macroeconomics (2011). He graduated from Harvard College in 1989 and received his PhD from MIT in 1993.

Academic Degrees

PhD in Economics, 1993, MIT; AB, Summa cum laude, Economics, 1989, Harvard University.

Professional Experience

At Stanford since 2008. Department of Economics, U.C. Berkeley, Professor (2004-2008), Associate Professor (2001-2004); National Bureau of Economic Research, Research Associate (2002-Present), Faculty Research Fellow (1997-2002); Department of Economics, Stanford University, Assistant Professor (1993-2001).

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