Jason Jones

Jason Jones

Professor of Economics; Department Chair

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Jason Jones (Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) joined the Furman economics faculty in 2008. As an empirical macroeconomist, his research interests include issues related to international economic integration, economic growth, and economic crisis. Other interests include business cycles with an emphasis on monetary and fiscal policy. In 2019, Dr. Jones conducted an economic impact study of Furman University. Three of his projects have been co-authored with students. His teaching interests include macroeconomics, international macroeconomics, monetary policy, forecasting, and introductory economics.

Dr. Jones interest in Economics grew out of an experience living in Hungary for two years not long after the fall of communism. After returning, he took his first economics class and realized its application to the questions he had developed while abroad. Outside of Fmman, Dr. Jones is busy with his five children and enjoys the trails and rivers of the nearby mountains.


  • Co-chair of EUSA economics interest section (2011-2013)
  • Red Hughes Chair (2008-2011)


  • Ph.D.,University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • B.S., Utah State University


  • Bouvet, F., R. Bower, & J. Jones (2022). "Currency Devaluation as a Source of Growth in Africa: A Synthetic Control Approach." Eastern Economic Journal. 48: 367-389.
  • Cook, N. & J. Jones (2021). "The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA and Growth: A Local Projection Approach" World Economy. 44(1), 234-261.
  • Jones, J., M. Deininger, & S. Pandey (2019). "Response and Recovery: Does the Delay Between a Crisis and an IMF Loan Affect the Length of Recovery." International Advances in Economic Research (Research Note) 25(4): 481-482
  • Cook, N. & J. Jones (2015). "The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and export diversification." The Journal of International Trade & Economic Development. 24(7): 947-967.
  • Atems, B. & J. Jones (2015). “Income inequality and economic growth: A panel VAR approach.” Empirical Economics. 48:1541-1561.
  • Jones, Jason (2013) "Cross-Border Banking in the Expanded European Union" Eastern European Economics. 51(6), 55–75.
  • Jones, Jason (2012). “Discretionary fiscal policy in the European Monetary Union.” Modern Economy. Vol. 3, No. 6, pp. 742-751.
  • Jones, Jason, Nora Collins, and Lauren Sribnick (2012). “External influences on business cycle synchronization in the euro area.” International Advances in Economic Research, Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 28-40.