Dr. Jansen is Professor of Economics and the Jordan Professor of Public Policy at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. He also is the Director of the Private Enterprise Research Center. His current research interests are focused on the impact of monetary policy on asset prices, including the impact on price bubbles in equity and housing markets, on the jobless recoveries, and the economics of education.
Before joining the Texas A&M faculty, Dr. Jansen held faculty positions at North Carolina State University and Indian University. He also has served as a visiting faculty member or scholar at numerous institutions, including Limburg University Maastricht, Catholic University Leuven, Erasmus University Rotterdam, and the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. He also was a Fulbright Scholar at the National University of Ireland at Galway. He has published many articles in scholarly journals, including the Journal of Econometrics, the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Macroeconomic Dynamics, the National Tax Journal, the Southern Economic Journal. He also is the co-author of two text books.
Dr. Jansen received his BA in mathematics and economics from Saint Louis University (1978) and his Ph.D. in economics from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill (1983).