John Bailey Jones

Associate Professor, SUNY-Albany

John Bailey Jones is 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.