Damon M. Jones
Damon M. Jones is an associate professor at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy where he conducts research at the intersection of three fields within economics: public finance, household finance and behavioral economics. Using statistics and data to drive his research, Assoc. Prof. Jones also gathers insights from psychology and empirical evidence to explore the ways in which human behavior deviates from the neoclassical model of consumer decision-making.
Assoc. Prof. Jones has researched topics that include income tax policy, social security, retirement and retirement savings, and the interaction between employer-provided benefits and labor market outcomes. More recently, he has conducted research on workplace wellness programs and universal basic income. At Harris, Assoc. Prof. Jones currently teaches a course on public finance and public policy, a course in advanced microeconomics, and a practicum on tax policy and household finance. In addition, he is a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research.