Charles I. Jones (Chad)

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The 5th edition -- 2020.

The 3rd edition,
with Dietz Vollrath (slides).

A Covid-19 Research

"Macroeconomic Outcomes and COVID-19: A Progress Report" with Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde
Version 0.5, September 2020, prepared for Brookings Papers on Economic Activity (slides)

Covid Dashboard contains extended results for about 100 countries/states/cities based on the paper below.
Updated: Data through September 11 (updating every weekend).

"Estimating and Simulating a SIRD Model of COVID-19 for Many Countries, States, and Cities" with Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde
Version 2.0 (major revisions, May 25) (slides, August) (summary spreadsheet) (detailed spreadsheet) (dashboard)

"Trading Off Consumption and COVID-19 Deaths" with Bob Hall and Pete Klenow (slides)
Minneapolis Fed Quarterly Review, June 2020.

A Recent Papers

"Recipes and Economic Growth: A Combinatorial March Down an Exponential Tail" June 2020, Version 0.5.

"The End of Economic Growth? Unintended Consequences of a Declining Population" September 2020, Version 1.2. (Slides | Video)

"Taxing Top Incomes in a World of Ideas" July 2019, Version 2.0 (Slides). Revision requested by the Journal of Political Economy.

"Nonrivalry and the Economics of Data" (with Chris Tonetti), American Economic Review, September 2020. (Slides).

"Are Ideas Getting Harder to Find?" (with Bloom, Van Reenen, and Webb), American Economic Review, April 2020. (Slides).

"The Allocation of Talent and U.S. Economic Growth" (with Hsieh, Hurst, and Klenow), Econometrica, September 2019. (brief video)

"Paul Romer: Ideas, Nonrivalry, and Endogenous Growth" Scandinavian Journal of Economics, July 2019.

"Artificial Intelligence and Economic Growth" (with Aghion and B. Jones), in Agrawal, Gans, and Goldfarb, The Economics of Artificial Intelligence, 2019 (Slides)

"A Schumpeterian Model of Top Income Inequality" (with Jihee Kim), Journal of Political Economy, October 2018. (Slides)

"The Facts of Economic Growth" Handbook of Macroeconomics, 2016.

"Beyond GDP? Welfare across Countries and Time" (with Pete Klenow) American Economic Review, September 2016.

"Life and Growth" Journal of Political Economy, April 2016.

"Pareto and Piketty: The Macroeconomics of Top Income and Wealth Inequality" Journal of Economic Perspectives, Winter 2015.

"The Future of U.S. Economic Growth" (with John Fernald), American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, May 2014.

"Misallocation, Economic Growth, and Input-Output Economics" in Advances in Economics and Econometrics, Tenth World Congress, Volume II, Cambridge University Press, 2013.

"Intermediate Goods and Weak Links in the Theory of Economic Development" American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, April 2011 (Slides).

"The Value of Life and the Rise in Health Spending" (with Bob Hall), Quarterly Journal of Economics, February 2007.

A What Else is New?

05/28/20: Twitter -- @ChadJonesEcon
10/15/18: Simpson Lecture at Princeton: "The Future of Economic Growth"
10/12/18: "New ideas about new ideas: Paul Romer, Nobel laureate" for
08/01/19: Country Snapshots 9.1: Lots of data on every country in the world in a nice, graphical format (updated to Penn World Tables 9.1)
10/16/15: "Growth and Ideas": Teaching slides on my favorite topic. See also "On the 25th Anniversary of Romer (1990)"
12/08/11: Google Scholar page.
03/29/11: Useful matlab functions, especially for making graphs
06/10/08: My latex style. Especially nice on a computer screen or color printer; hyperlinks throughout.

A Introduction to Economic Growth

The third edition of my textbook on economic growth, now coauthored with Dietz Vollrath. Here it is at Amazon. The data in Table C.2 of the book can be downloaded from here.

A Teaching

A Useful Links

AHow I Work

AMy Latest Not-a-Blog Listings (complete list): Things I've read and enjoyed...

Seems like it applies to economics as well: "Physicists spend a large part of their lives in a state of confusion. It's an occupational hazard. To excel in physics is to embrace doubt while walking the winding road to clarity. The tantalizing discomfort of perplexity is what inspires otherwise ordinary men and women to extraordinary feats of ingenuity and creativity; nothing quite focuses the mind like dissonant details awaiting harmonious resolution. But en route to explanation -- during their search for new frameworks to address outstanding questions -- theorists must tread with considered step through the jungle of bewilderment, guided mostly by hunches, inklings, clues, and calculations. And as the majority of researchers have a tendency to cover their tracks, discoveries often bear little evidence of the arduous terrain that's been covered. But don't lose sight of the fact that nothing comes easily. Nature does not give up her secrets lightly." -- Brian Greene The Fabric of the Cosmos, Chapter 16.

A fact is worth a thousand theories... (?)

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Contact Information:

Graduate School of Business
Stanford University
655 Knight Way
Stanford, CA 94305-4800
Phone: (650) 725-9265,  Fax: (650) 724-7402 
Twitter: @ChadJonesEcon

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