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Research Interests

Professor Jones research focuses largely on innovation and creativity, with recent work investigating the role of teamwork in innovation and the relationship between age and invention. Professor Jones 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

Research interests

  • Development economics
  • Economic growth
  • Emerging markets
  • Globalization
  • Innovation
  • International business
  • International economics
  • Technology

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Geography Medicine & Life Sciences
innovation policy Social Sciences
innovator Social Sciences
Creativity Medicine & Life Sciences
science policy Social Sciences

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Grants 2008 2019

Knowledge production function
Social benefits
Research output
Social returns

Research Output 2005 2019

Decoding team and individual impact in science and invention

Ahmadpoor, M. & Jones, B. F., Jan 1 2019, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 116, 28, p. 13885-13890 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Citation index
Team production

Early-career setback and future career impact

Wang, Y., Jones, B. F. & Wang, D., Dec 1 2019, In : Nature communications. 10, 1, 4331.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Organized Financing
National Institutes of Health (U.S.)

The human capital stock: A generalized approach: Reply

Jones, B. F., Mar 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
1 Citation (Scopus)

The reverse matthew effect: Consequences of retraction in scientific teams

Jin, G. Z., Jones, B., Lu, S. F. & Uzzi, B., Jul 1 2019, In : Review of Economics and Statistics. 101, 3, p. 492-506 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 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