Damon Jones


  • Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
  • Affiliated Professor, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)
  • NIH R01 grant recipient

Damon Jones is an associate professor at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. He conducts research at the intersection of three fields within economics: public finance, household finance and behavioral economics. His research topics include income tax policy, Social Security, retirement and retirement savings, the interaction between employer-provided benefits and labor market outcomes, and universal basic income. Dr. Jones was a postdoctoral fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and is a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He received a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and holds a B.A. in public policy with a minor in African and African-American Studies from Stanford University.