Aaron L. Jackson, Ph. D.

Professor of Economics

Director, Honors Program

Bentley University










Biography and Interests


Teaching and Research

His general interests in both teaching and research revolve around macroeconomics, with a special emphasis on the role of monetary policy. His current research explores the institutional structure of the Federal Reserve, communications strategy, and credibility. Conducive with his interest in monetary policy, Aaron has co-advised Bentley's highly successful Fed Challenge team since 2008 alongside Dave Gulley, and is currently the Chair of the committee organizing the competition at the Boston Federal Reserve. Aaron teaches intermediate macroeconomic theory and monetary economics courses regularly, and has received three innovation in teaching awards. He currently supervises one Ph.D. student at Bentley, and has served on the committee of another student recently.

His published research includes journal articles in Economic Inquiry, Macroeconomic Dynamics, Applied Economics, and the Journal of Macroeconomics, and he currently sits on the editorial review board of the Bentley Microfinance Review. In addition to his published research, he has authored the study guide to accompany Frederic Mishkin's "Macroeconomics: Policy and Practice" textbook, and the study guide for Mishkin's widely used "The Economics of Money, Banking, and Financial Markets"