John Bailey Jones

Senior Economist

John Bailey Jones is a senior economist and research advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. He was formerly an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at SUNY Albany.  Dr. Jones received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1998.  His principal research areas are applied macroeconomics and structural econometrics.  Dr. Jones’ research interests include life-cycle consumption and labor supply, health economics, dynamic investment decisions and fiscal policy.  In recent work, he has used the HRS and AHEAD data to:  estimate the cross-sectional distribution and time series dynamics of health care expenditures; analyze how Social Security, Medicare and employer-provided health insurance affect saving and retirement; and study the saving behavior of retirees. Dr. Jones’ work has been published in Econometrica, the Journal of Political Economy and the Journal of Monetary Economics.