Charles I. Jones is Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley, and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He has been honoured 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's main research contributions are to the study of long-run economic growth. In particular, he has examined theoretically and empirically the fundamental sources of growth in per capita income 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.
Professor Jones graduated from Harvard College in 1989 and received his Ph.D. from M.I.T. in 1993.