Florida Economic Advisors was established in 2003 by Dr. Chris Jones, one of Central Florida's most experienced regional economists. Dr. Jones holds a Ph.D in economics from the University of South Florida, and additional graduate degrees in business from USF and Rollins College. With an undergraduate education in resource economics from the University of Florida, Dr. Jones brings 11 years of university training and 5 college degrees to his consulting resume'.
Dr. Jones' 24-year professional career includes extensive private and public sector expertise. After beginning his career in 1992 with an Orlando economic consulting group, Dr. Jones moved on to spend 8 years as Director of Economic Consulting for one of Central Florida's largest real estate advisory firms. Dr. Jones' public sector work includes a term as Chief Economist for the City of Orlando, and membership on Governor Jeb Bush's Fiscal Impact Advisory Committee.
Dr. Jones is a full-time faculty member of the Economics Department at the University of South Florida. In addition, he also teaches courses in business and economics at Florida Southern College. Dr. Jones teaches the following undergraduate and graduate courses: