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Charles I. Jones

Chad   Jones
Professor, Economics
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CharlesI.Jones
The STANCO 25 Professor of Economics
Academic Area: 
Economics

Additional Administrative Titles

Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research

Research Statement

Charles I. (Chad) 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 top income inequality.

Bio

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 (2013) and Macroeconomics (2014). He graduated from Harvard College in 1989 and received his PhD from MIT in 1993.

Academic Degrees

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

Academic Appointments

  • At Stanford University since 2008
  • Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research, 2002-present
  • Professor, Department of Economics, UC Berkeley, 2004-2008
  • Associate Professor, Department of Economics, UC Berkeley, 2001-2004
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Stanford University, 1993-2001

Awards and Honors

  • BP Faculty Fellow in Global Management, Stanford GSB, 2013-2014

Publications

Journal Articles

Charles I. Jones. Beyond GDP? Welfare across Countries and Time. September 2016, Vol. 106, Issue 9, Pages 2456-2457.
Charles I. Jones. Journal of Political Economy. March 8, 2016, Vol. 124, Issue 2, Pages 539-578.

Books

Charles I. Jones New York: W.W. Norton & Co, 2014.

Teaching

Degree Courses

2016-17

This course gives students the background they need to understand the broad movements in the global economy. Key topics include long-run economic growth, technological change, wage inequality, international trade, interest rates, inflation,...

This course covers various topics in macroeconomics and is designed to expose students to macroeconomic methods, classic papers in the field, and the latest research at the frontier. The current focus is on economic growth. Using theoretical...

2015-16

This course gives students the background they need to understand the broad movements in the global economy. Key topics include long-run economic growth, technological change, wage inequality, international trade, interest rates, inflation,...

This course covers various topics in macroeconomics and is designed to expose students to macroeconomic methods, classic papers in the field, and the latest research at the frontier. The current focus is on economic growth. Using theoretical...

2014-15

This class applies the macroeconomic concepts that you've learned another course (e.g. in MgtEcon 300) to real-time current events.nnJust as you only really learn to speak a foreign language through immersion, the best way to understand...

This course covers various topics in macroeconomics and is designed to expose students to macroeconomic methods, classic papers in the field, and the latest research at the frontier. The current focus is on economic growth. Using theoretical...

Executive Education & Other Non-Degree Programs

Insights by Stanford Business

March 29, 2013
A macroeconomist says that despite the risks, long-term growth patterns should make you optimistic about the future.

School News

April 1, 2009
Professors Anat Admati, Jonathan Berk, Charles Jones, Dale Miller, Jesper Sørensen, and Sarah Soule, have been honored with new academic titles.