Robert T. Jones

Chairperson,  Associate Professor of Economics

Office: LARTS, Room 376

Telephone: 508.910.6607

Fax: 508.990.9674


Fall 2016 Courses:

    • ECO 231 Section 2101  MWF     9:30 - 10:50
    • ECO 231 Section 7        MWF     3:00 - 3:50
    • ECO 350 Section 1        MWF     1:00 - 1:50

Fall 2016 Office Hours: 

    • Monday, Wednesday and Friday    11:00 - 12:00
    • Wednesday and Friday                    2:00 - 3:00
    • Other times may be available by appointment 

Robert T. Jones, Associate Professor of Economics, began teaching at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in 1999.  Professor Jones received a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Clark University in Worcester, MA.

Professor Jones' fields of interest include: health economics, public economics, and econometrics. Courses he teaches are:

  • ECO 231 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECO 232 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECO 301 Intermediate Microeconomics
  • ECO 300 Mathematical Economics
  • ECO 323 American Economic History
  • ECO 332 Economic Statistics
  • ECO 333 Econometrics
  • ECO 338 Health Economics
  • ECO 350 Intermediate Writing in Economics
  • ECO 441 Public Economics I

In addition to his teaching duties Professor Jones acts as the Chairman of the Economics Department.  When he is not teaching, Professor Jones devotes his time to the study of Public Health initiatives, their effect on individual decision making and their fiscal impact on government budgets as well the economics the aging.


Daniel Georgianna and Robert T. Jones "Privatizing the Benefits from Higher Education and Its Effects on Access," American Academic, Vol. 3, No. 1 (2007)

Constantine Alexandrakis and Robert T. Jones “Secession and Exit: An Analysis of Two Competing Hypotheses, in The Elgar  Companion to Public Economics: Empirical Public Economics, eds. Attiat F. Ott and Richard J. Cebula (Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2006): 388-401

Ronald J. Shadbegian and Robert T. Jones “Did Proposition 2 ½ Affect Local Public Education in Massachusetts? Evidence from Panel Data, Global Business and Economics Review, Vol. 7, No. 4 (2005)

Robert T. Jones and E.C.H. Veendorp  “Cooperative Moves in a Non-Cooperative Game, Global Business and Economics Review, Vol. 7, No. 1 (2005)