Benjamin Jones

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Research Interests

His research focuses largely on innovation and creativity, with recent work investigating the role of teamwork in innovation and the relationship between age and invention. He also studies global economic development, including the roles of education, climate, and national leadership in explaining the wealth and poverty of nations.

Education/Academic qualification

Economics, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

… → 2003

Economics, MPhil, Oxford University

… → 1997

Aerospace Engineering, BSE, Princeton University

… → 1995

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Grants 2008 2019

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Research Output 2005 2019

The human capital stock: A generalized approach: Reply

Jones, B., Mar 1 2019, In : American Economic Review. 109, 3, p. 1175-1195 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Human capital
Capital stock
Measurement method
Country differences
2 Citations (Scopus)

Toward a more scientific science

Wible, B., Azoulay, P., Graff-Zivin, J., Uzzi, B., Wang, D., Williams, H., Evans, J. A., Zhe Jin, G., Feng Lu, S., Jones, B., Börner, K., Lakhani, K. R., Boudreau, K. J. & Guinan, E. C., Sep 21 2018, In : Science. 361, 6408, p. 1194-1197 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Policy Making
4 Citations (Scopus)

University innovation and the professor's privilege

Hvide, H. K. & Jones, B., Jul 1 2018, In : American Economic Review. 108, 7, p. 1860-1898 39 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

22 Citations (Scopus)

The dual frontier: Patented inventions and prior scientific advance

Ahmadpoor, M. & Jones, B., Aug 11 2017, In : Science. 357, 6351, p. 583-587 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

14 Citations (Scopus)

The nearly universal link between the age of past knowledge and tomorrow’s breakthroughs in science and technology: The hotspot

Mukherjee, S., Romero, D. M., Jones, B. & Uzzi, B., Apr 1 2017, In : Science advances. 3, 4, e1601315.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Age Distribution