Rubric Chair

Economics and Commercial Development

R Murphy Jones

Roseann Murphy Jones earned a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. She also holds a master of arts in city and regional planning and a master of government administration from the Samuel S. Fels Center of Government at the University of Pennsylvania.

Jones is a professor of economics at the University of Guam.

She is also an author and lecturer on the subjects of regional economic development and health care. Jones is the co-author of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation report, Medical Education in Transition: The Sciences of Medical Practice. Her recent paper on local regional issues, A Rational Choice Model of Middle Class Migration, was presented at the Western Economics Association meeting in Hong Kong.

Jones serves as an advisor on matters of economic policy and has been appointed to serve as a member of the Legislative Tax Review Commission for the Government of Guam. Her work includes studies of economic impact for public agencies and private firms. She is a regular contributor to the Marianas Business Journal on matters of regional economic interest.