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John Bailey Jones

Associate Professor


John Bailey Jones is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at SUNY Albany.  Dr. Jones received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1998.  His principal research areas are applied macroeconomics and structural econometrics.  Dr. Jones’ research interests include life-cycle consumption and labor supply, health economics, dynamic investment decisions and fiscal policy.  In recent work, he has used the HRS and AHEAD data to:  estimate the cross-sectional distribution and time series dynamics of health care expenditures; analyze how Social Security, Medicare and employer-provided health insurance affect saving and retirement; and study the saving behavior of retirees. Dr. Jones’ work has been published in Econometrica, the Journal of Political Economy and the Journal of Monetary Economics.

Associated Research Projects

UM15-15: Retirement Savings in the US and England: How Important is Housing?
UM15-11: The Effect of the Affordable Care Act on the Labor Supply, Savings, and Social Security of Older Americans
UM14-05: The Determinants of Household Savings for Couples During Retirement.
UM12-12: The Costs and Benefits of Medicaid in Old Age
UM10-16: Bequest Motives and Asset Decumulation at the End of Life
UM07-13: The Effects of Health Insurance and Self-Insurance on Retirement Behavior.
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