Matthew T. Jones

Deputy Assistant Director
Division:
Consumer Protection
Email Address:
mjones1@ftc.gov

Selected Publications

  • "Economics at the FTC: Non-Price Merger Effects and Deceptive Automobile Ads," with Bruce Kobayashi and Jason O'Connor, Review of Industrial Organization, Forthcoming.
  • "Economics at the FTC: Deceptive Claims, Market Definition, and Patent Assertion Entities," with Julie Carlson, Ginger Zhe Jin, Jason O'Connor and Nathan Wilson, Review of Industrial Organization, 2017.
  • "Consumer Perception of “Recycled Content” and “Organic” Claims," 2016.
  • "Revealed Reputations in Finitely-Repeated Prisoners' Dilemmas," with Caleb Cox, Kevin Pflum and P.J. Healy, Economic Theory, 2015.
  • "Strategic Complexity and Cooperation: An Experimental Study," Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2014.
  • "'Nobody goes there anymore - it's too crowded:' Level-k Thinking in the Restaurant Game," FTC Bureau of Economics Working Paper No. 315, 2013.
  • "Bidding Fever in eBay Auctions of Amazon.com Gift Certificates," Economics Letters, 2011.

Education

Ohio State University
PhD Economics
2012
Ohio State University
MA Economics
2008
Saint Vincent College
BS Economics, Mathematics
2007

Fields of Interest

  • Microeconomics
  • Experiments and Surveys
  • Bounded Rationality
  • Consumer Protection and Policy

Professional Experience

Deputy Assistant Director
Federal Trade Commission
2017-Present

Economic Advisor to Commissioner Julie Brill
Federal Trade Commission
2015-2016

Economist
Federal Trade Commission
2012-2017