Professor Robert Jones - Department of Economics, Simon Fraser University. He joined SFU in 1985. He received his BSc and MA from the University of British Columbia, and PhD from Brown University. Before joining SFU he was assistant professor at UCLA (economics) and associate professor at UBC (finance). He served as consultant to Wells Fargo Bank on interest rate derivatives and risk management from 1983-2001, and as managing director, research, at Chubb Financial Solutions from 2001-03.
Professor Jones' primary teaching areas are monetary theory, applied option pricing, mathematical economics and macroeconomics. Current research interests are in the areas of financial intermediation, the default risk structure of interest rates and the economics of uncertainty.
Research papers include:
"The Origin and Development of Media Exchange", Journal of Political Economy, 1976.
"Flexibility and Uncertainty" (with J. Ostroy), Review of Economic Studies, 1984.
"Adaptive Capital, Information Depreciation and Schumpeterian Growth" (with G. Newman), Economic Journal, 1995.
"Exact Yield Curve Fitting of Markov Term Structure Models", 1999 (working paper).