Cree Jones is a Harry A. Bigelow Fellow and Lecturer in Law. His research is centered on international economic law and on whether and how international legal institutions facilitate growth in developing economies. From 2012 to 2016 Cree worked as lead consultant to the International Investment Agreements (IIA) Section at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) to design and implement the UNCTAD IIA University Mapping Project. This project culminated in the creation of a new database on the provision-level content of more than 2,500 bilateral investment treaties.
Cree completed his PhD in Economics at the University of Chicago in 2018. He also holds graduate degrees in law (JD) and policy (MPP) from the University of Michigan and in teaching (MAT) from Johns Hopkins University. He completed a BS in mathematics at Brigham Young University.