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Chad Jones is a Research Associate in the NBER's Program on Economic Fluctuations and Growth and the STANCO 25 Professor of Economics at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from MIT in 1993 and his AB in Economics from Harvard University in 1989.

After teaching at Stanford from 1993-2001, Jones was a member of the economics faculty at the University of California, Berkeley from 2001 to 2008. He returned to Stanford in 2008.

Jones studies long-run economic growth, and in particular has examined 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 focused on the economic causes behind the rise in health spending and longevity.

Jones is the author of two textbooks, Introduction to Economic Growth(2013, with Dietrich Vollrath) and Macroeconomics (2011). He 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.

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