Jones_WebsiteWelcome! I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

My research areas include history, labour, and education.  I use tools from these disciplines to better understand the persistence of socioeconomic inequalities between groups in North America with a particular focus on skill accumulation and discrimination.  I can be reached via email at [at] 

I acknowledge the Muscogee (Creek) and Cherokee peoples who lived, worked, produced knowledge on, and nurtured the land where I live and work and who were displaced through violence and governmental policies in the 1830s.