Garett Jones is a senior scholar and BB&T Professor for the Study of Capitalism at the Mercatus Center and an associate professor of economics at George Mason University. He specializes in macroeconomics, monetary economics, and the microfoundations of economic growth.
Jones has appeared on C-Span, CNBC, and Fox Business Network. He has written for the New York Times, the Atlantic, CNN.com, Fortune.com, and US News & World Report. His articles have appeared in the Journal of Monetary Economics and the Journal of Economic Growth, among others. He is the associate editor of the New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Economics.
Jones previously served as economic policy adviser to Senator Orrin Hatch and as a staff economist to the Joint Economic Committee of the US Congress. While on Capitol Hill, he worked on tax and labor issues. He is a frequent speaker at the Mercatus Center’s Capitol Hill Campus series.
Jones received his BA in history from Brigham Young University, his MPA from Cornell, his MA in political science from the University of California at Berkeley, and his PhD in economics from the University of California at San Diego.