Charles I. Jones

Charles I. Jones
Professor, Economics
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Academic Area: 
Economics

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 living standards across countries. In recent years, he has used his expertise in macroeconomic methods to study how race and gender contribute to economic growth, changes in top income inequality, and the economics of data.

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 member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the Econometric Society, and a co-editor of Econometrica. He is currently the Area Coordinator for the economics group at the GSB.

Professor Jones is the author of numerous research papers as well as two textbooks, Introduction to Economic Growth (2013) and Macroeconomics (2020).

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
  • Associate Professor and Professor, Department of Economics, UC Berkeley, 2001–2008
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Stanford University, 1993–2001

Awards and Honors

  • Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2019 - present
  • Fellow of the Econometric Society, 2020 - present
  • Charles and Melissa Froland Faculty Fellow, 2017–2020

Publications

Journal Articles

Charles I. Jones, Christopher Tonetti. American Economic Review. September 2020, Vol. 110, Issue 9, Pages 2819-2858.
Nicholas A. Bloom, Charles I. Jones, John Van Reenen, Michael Webb. American Economic Review. April 2020, Vol. 110, Issue 4, Pages 1104–1144.
Chang-Tai Hsieh, Eric Hurst, Charles I. Jones, Pete Klenow. Econometrica. September 30, 2019, Vol. 87, Issue 5.
Charles I. Jones. Scandinavian Journal of Economics. July 2019, Vol. 121, Issue 3, Pages 859-883.
Charles I. Jones, Jihee Kim. Journal of Political Economy. October 2018, Vol. 126, Issue 5, Pages 1785-1826.
Charles I. Jones. American Economic Review. 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, 2020.

Working Papers

Race and Economic Well-Being in the United States
Jean-Felix Brouillette, Charles I. Jones, Peter Klenow, November 2020

Teaching

Degree Courses

2020-21

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...

2019-20

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...

Executive Education & Other Non-Degree Programs

Stanford University Affiliations

Stanford GSB

Greater Stanford University

Insights by Stanford Business

January 23, 2020
In 1960, 94% of doctors and lawyers were white men. Today that number has fallen to 60%, and the economy has benefited dramatically because of it.
December 6, 2019
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September 19, 2018
In an ideal world, consumers would control the rights to their data but would also be able to sell it broadly.
September 25, 2017
Stanford economists show productivity has not matched increases in research and development.
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.