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Larry Jones


Larry Jones

Economics 4-101 HMH 1925 4th Street South

Department Affiliations


  • growth and development
  • macroeconomics
  • public finance

Educational Background

  • Ph.D: Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 1981.
  • M.A.: Statistics, University of California, Davis, 1977.
  • M.A.: Economics, University of California, Davis, 1977.
  • B.S.: Mathematics, University of California, Davis, 1975.
  • B.A.: Economics, University of California, Davis.


  • Optimal Contracting with Dynastic Altruism: Family Size and Per Capita Consumption: Jones, Larry, Roozbeh Hosseini, Ali Shourideh, Journal of Economic Theory, 148 1806-1840, 2013.
  • Complements versus Substitutes and Trends in Fertility Choice in Dynastic Models: Jones, Larry, Alice Schoonbroodt, International Economic Review, 51 671-699, 2010.
  • Fertility and Income in the Cross Section: Theories and Evidence: Jones, Larry, Alice Schoonbroodt, Michele Tertilt, J. Shoven, Ed., NBER, Demography and the Economy, 2010.

Professional Activities

  • Research Department, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis


  • Fellow, Econometric Society
  • Fellow, Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory
  • Fellow, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, University of California, Berkeley
  • Faculty Research Fellow, NBER

Courses Taught

  • Economics 8105-8108: Macroeconomic Theory Sequence
  • Economics 8801-8803: Public Economics Sequence
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