Charles I. Jones

Graduate School of Business
Stanford University
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Stanford, CA 94305-4800
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NBER Program Affiliations: EFG
NBER Affiliation: Research Associate
Institutional Affiliation: Stanford University

NBER Working Papers and Publications

June 2020Trading Off Consumption and COVID-19 Deaths
with Robert E. Hall, Peter J. Klenow: w27340

Published: Robert E. Hall & Charles I. Jones & Peter J. Kleneow, 2020. "Trading Off Consumption and COVID-19 Deaths," Quarterly Review, vol 42(1).

May 2020Estimating and Simulating a SIRD Model of COVID-19 for Many Countries, States, and Cities
with Jesús Fernández-Villaverde: w27128
January 2020The End of Economic Growth? Unintended Consequences of a Declining Population
September 2019Nonrivalry and the Economics of Data
with Christopher Tonetti: w26260
April 2019Taxing Top Incomes in a World of Ideas
January 2018Artificial Intelligence and Economic Growth
with Philippe Aghion, Benjamin F. Jones
in The Economics of Artificial Intelligence: An Agenda, Ajay Agrawal, Joshua Gans, and Avi Goldfarb, editors
October 2017Artificial Intelligence and Economic Growth
with Philippe Aghion, Benjamin F. Jones: w23928
September 2017Are Ideas Getting Harder to Find?
with Nicholas Bloom, John Van Reenen, Michael Webb: w23782

Published: Nicholas Bloom & Charles I. Jones & John Van Reenen & Michael Webb, 2020. "Are Ideas Getting Harder to Find?," American Economic Review, vol 110(4), pages 1104-1144. citation courtesy of

May 2015The Facts of Economic Growth

Published: C.I. Jones, Chapter 1 - The Facts of Economic Growth, Editor(s): John B. Taylor, Harald Uhlig, Handbook of Macroeconomics, Elsevier, Volume 2, 2016, Pages 3-69, ISSN 1574-0048, ISBN 9780444594877,

December 2014Pareto and Piketty: The Macroeconomics of Top Income and Wealth Inequality

Published: Charles I. Jones, 2015. "Pareto and Piketty: The Macroeconomics of Top Income and Wealth Inequality," Journal of Economic Perspectives, vol 29(1), pages 29-46. citation courtesy of

October 2014A Schumpeterian Model of Top Income Inequality
with Jihee Kim: w20637

Published: Charles I. Jones & Jihee Kim, 2018. "A Schumpeterian Model of Top Income Inequality," Journal of Political Economy, vol 126(5), pages 1785-1826.

January 2014The Future of U.S. Economic Growth
with John G. Fernald: w19830

Published: John G. Fernald & Charles I. Jones, 2014. "The Future of US Economic Growth," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 104(5), pages 44-49, May. citation courtesy of

June 2013Life and Growth
NBER Reporter 2013 number 2
January 2013The Allocation of Talent and U.S. Economic Growth
with Chang-Tai Hsieh, Erik Hurst, Peter J. Klenow: w18693

Published: Chang‐Tai Hsieh & Erik Hurst & Charles I. Jones & Peter J. Klenow, 2019. "The Allocation of Talent and U.S. Economic Growth," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 87(5), pages 1439-1474, September. citation courtesy of

May 2011Life and Growth

Published: Charles I. Jones, 2016. "Life and Growth," Journal of Political Economy, vol 124(2), pages 539-578. citation courtesy of

January 2011Misallocation, Economic Growth, and Input-Output Economics

Published: "Misallocation, Input-Output Economics, and Economic Growth" in D. Acemoglu, M. Arellano, and E. Dekel, Advances in Economics and Econometrics, Tenth World Congress, Volume II, Cambridge University Press, 2013.

September 2010Beyond GDP? Welfare across Countries and Time
with Peter J. Klenow: w16352

Published: Charles I. Jones & Peter J. Klenow, 2016. "Beyond GDP? Welfare across Countries and Time," American Economic Review, vol 106(9), pages 2426-2457. citation courtesy of

June 2009The New Kaldor Facts: Ideas, Institutions, Population, and Human Capital
with Paul M. Romer: w15094

Published: Charles I. Jones & Paul M. Romer, 2010. "The New Kaldor Facts: Ideas, Institutions, Population, and Human Capital," American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, American Economic Association, vol. 2(1), pages 224-45, January. citation courtesy of

March 2008Intermediate Goods, Weak Links, and Superstars: A Theory of Economic Development

Published: "Intermediate Goods and Weak Links in the Theory of Economic Development" American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, April 2011, Vol. 3 (2), pp. 1-28.

March 2006Insurance and Incentives for Medical Innovation
with Alan M. Garber, Paul M. Romer: w12080

Published: "Insurance and Incentives for Medical Innovation" (with Alan Garber and Paul Romer), Forum for Health Economics & Policy, 2006, Forum: Biomedical Research and the Economy: Article 4 citation courtesy of

November 2004The Steady-State Growth Theorem: A Comment on Uzawa (1961)
with Dean Scrimgeour: w10921

Published: Charles I. Jones & Dean Scrimgeour, 2008. "A New Proof of Uzawa's Steady-State Growth Theorem," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 90(1), pages 180-182, November.

September 2004Growth and Ideas

Published: Jones, Charles I., 2005. "Growth and Ideas," Handbook of Economic Growth, in: Philippe Aghion & Steven Durlauf (ed.), Handbook of Economic Growth, edition 1, volume 1, chapter 16, pages 1063-1111 Elsevier.

The Value of Life and the Rise in Health Spending
with Robert E. Hall: w10737


  • Hall, Robert E., and Charles I Jones. "The Value of Life and the Rise in Health Spending." The Quarterly Journal of Economics 122(1): 39-72, February 2007 citation courtesy of
  • Hall, Robert E., and Charles I Jones. "The Value of Life and the Rise in Health Spending." Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, FRBSF Economic Letter 2006-02, February 24, 2006
  • Robert E. Hall & Charles I. Jones, 2005. "The value of life and the rise in health spending," Proceedings, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. citation courtesy of

May 2004The Shape of Production Function and the Direction of Technical Change

Published: Jones, Charles I. "The Shape Of Production Functions And The Direction Of Technical Change," Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2005, v120(2,May), 517-549. citation courtesy of

November 2002Why Have Health Expenditures as a Share fo GDP Risen So Much?
October 1999Was an Industrial Revolution Inevitable? Economic Growth Over the Very Long Run

Published: Advances in Macroeconomics (The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics) Vol. 1: Iss. 2, Article 1 (June 2001): 1-45 citation courtesy of

August 1999Too Much of a Good Thing? The Economics of Investment in R&D
with John C. Williams: w7283

Published: Jones, Charles I. and John C. Williams. "Too Much Of A Good Thing? The Economics Of Investment In R&D," Journal of Economic Growth, 2000, v5(1,Mar), 65-85. citation courtesy of

June 1999Why Do Some Countries Produce So Much More Output per Worker than Others?
with Robert E. Hall: w6564

Published: The Quarterly Journal of Economics, vol. 114, no. 1, pp. 83-116, February 1999. citation courtesy of

November 1997The Upcoming Slowdown in U.S. Economic Growth
Population and Ideas: A Theory of Endogenous Growth

Published: Published as "Time Series Tests of Endogenous Growth Models", Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. 110, no. 2 (1995): 495-525.

November 1996The Productivity of Nations
with Robert E. Hall: w5812
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