Lauren Jones conducts quantitative, policy-based research on child and family wellbeing, especially in the areas of health and household economics. In one line of work, she investigates how social policy and consumer regulation impact how families make financial decisions, such as the use of credit cards. Currently, Dr. Jones is working on projects that aim to evaluate how families spend money they receive from tax benefits, and how different features of such policies impact household financial decision-making. In another line of work, Dr. Jones investigates policies that impact child health and development. At present, she is working on projects that investigate how ADHD and other child mental health conditions impact long-term outcomes and how policy can help or harm.
PhD, Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University
MS, Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, The Ohio State University
Hon. BA with distinction, Philosophy, University of Toronto