Garett Jones is a senior scholar at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. Professor Jones also holds the title of BB&T Professor for the Study of Capitalism at the Mercatus Center and is an associate professor of economics at George Mason University. His primary research interests include macroeconomics, monetary economics, and the microfoundations of economic growth. Recently, he has begun experimental research into the causes of informal cooperation, a key driver of good institutions. His work has appeared in journals such as the Journal of Monetary Economics and the Journal of Economic Growth.
In addition to his academic work, Professor Jones has also served as Economic Policy Adviser to Senator Orrin Hatch and as a staff economist to the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress. While on Capitol Hill, he worked on tax and labor issues.
Professor Jones is a frequent speaker at the Mercatus Center's Capitol Hill Campus series. His recent media appearances include The Washington Post, The New York Times, CNN.com, and Fortune.com.
Professor Jones received his PhD in economics from the University of California, San Diego. He received his BA in history from Brigham Young University, his MPA from Cornell, and his MA in political science from the University of California, Berkeley.
To read more research by Professor Jones, please visit his page at SSRN.