Charles I. (Chad) Jones is an economist known for his research on long-term economic growth. In particular, he has examined theoretically and empirically the fundamental sources of income growth over time and the reasons behind the huge differences in living standards across countries. In recent years, he has used his expertise in macroeconomic methods to study the economic causes of rising health care spending and peak income inequality.
Professor Jones has been honored as a national member of the Hoover Institution, a faculty member of the John M. Olin Foundation, and a member of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. His research has been funded by a series of grants from the National Science Foundation.