Michael Jones is an Assistant Professor, Educator at the University of Cincinnati and the Director of Research at the Economics Center. He earned his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Notre Dame and his MBA from the University of Cincinnati. Prior to receiving his Ph.D., he worked as a Senior Research Analyst for the Nielsen Company and as a Senior Business Development Manager at Cincinnati Bell.
He has been an Emerging Education Policy Scholar with the Thomas B. Fordham Institute and the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). He has received funding from the Mellon Foundation to organize a seminar series on the Political Economy of K-12 Education Reform. He has spoken with media and professional interest groups on economic topics such as the Great Recession, labor market dynamics, retail sales forecasting, and demographic trends. His research interests include: labor economics, public economics, and the economics of education.