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Med Jones (Yones) Gross National Wellbeing and Happiness Index - GNW Index - GNH Index

Med Jones (Yones)

Med Jones is the president of International Institute of Management - A U.S. based think tank. Jones specializes in complex systems design and asymmetric strategy applications in the fields of economics, investment, and business. His work on financial markets, well-being economics and public policy is cited by government leaders, industry experts and academic researchers. 


Thought Leadership and Social Impact:


Professional Accomplishments



Predictive Analytics
Economic Forecasting and Investment Strategy


Thought Leadership


Med Jones is considered the most accurate economist among those who forecasted the US great recession and economic crisis of 2008, bottom of the stock market in 2009 and the recovery in 2010. His crisis statements and forecasts are quoted in the financial media and followed by investment managers and economic researchers. Please see:

When mainstream economists were forecasting strong economic growth and stock market gains, he published a working paper in 2006 warning about several economic risks in the decade of 2007 to 2017. The paper warned about the housing bubble, rising debt, and other strategic risks. For more information please visit: Investment Management and Financial Economics page


 In 2016, the institute published another article warning about currency crisis in emerging markets with hedge funds shorting the currencies of several countries.

For successful predictions, please see 2016-2017-2018 Financial Markets Predictions.

In 2021, Jones warned the institute's clients about 2022's severe S&P correction and NASDAQ bear market, along with the crash of many of the high-flying tech stocks, higher inflation risk, and elevated probability of a Fed mistake leading to a slowing economy in 2022 and a higher recession risk in 2023. The institute also warned about unreported brewing private equity loans, contagious ETFs and derivatives risks (CLOs and debt instruments containing significant percentage of BBB and lower credit ratings) and other consumer loan risks in the financial markets that may materialize gradually starting in 2022 (up to ~$1.2 Trillion of financial instruments are at risk of 20-50% losses, followed by similar losses for up to ~$1.6 Trillion in 2023 and up to ~$1.5 Trillion in 2024. If the Fed and central bankers do not address these risks in a timely manner, many US and international investors could lose 20-50% of the value of their investments. For independent industry acknowledgement, please see the following media, investment, and academic excerpts.

For industry recognition, please visit: Investment Management, Financial Economics and Forecasting page.

To learn more, please visit Summary of successful forecasts page.




Happiness Economics and Wellbeing Public Policy

Gross National Wellbeing (GNW)

Economic Development and Policy Decision Models

Jones is considered one of the pioneers of happiness and wellbeing economics and integrated policy decision models. In 2005, he published a working paper describing the design of a new complex synthetic metric that fully integrates subjective and objective measures of wellbeing to overcome the limitation of the standard Gross Domestic Product (GDP) metric that has been used by economists and world governments for more than 80 years. The metric was designed to help government policy leaders and economists shift their focus from economic growth to national wellbeing development. In 2006, he published a policy white paper providing government implementation recommendations. The paper and frequently asked questions can be found at the institute's website: The American Pursuit of Unhappiness. The paper  helped launch a series of similar wellbeing socioeconomic development initiatives by several governments and international organizations. To learn more about the thinking and social impact of the GNW initiative, please visit: Gross National Happiness and Well-being Index (GNH / GNW Index) Impact page



Leadership Strategies
Organizational Development and Alignment

As a management consultant, he helped clients evaluate the executive leadership performance and overcome cross-functional performance challenges. During his career, he discovered that many of the organizational failures can be traced to leadership blind spots and dysfunctional workplace politics. He compiled a checklist of observed symptoms and recommendations to help leaders diagnose the root causes of poor organizational performance. In 2005, he published an executive working paper providing a leadership tool for strategic alignment and overcoming negative workplace politics.  Unlike most academic research papers that are based on the thinking of other academics, with no executive management experience, the executive paper is based on first-hand real world observations and problem-solving experience.  The latest version can be accessed at the institute's website:  The Politics of Failure: Workplace Politics & Poor Performance: Dysfunctional Organizations and Leadership. The paper is being used as a management tool by leaders in business and government organizations to help them identify symptoms of political leadership dysfunction  and overcome poor team performance. To learn more about industry recognition, please visit CEO Best Practices


Selected Think Tank Papers and Articles

Investment Papers (Public Access)

Investment Papers (Private: Request Access)

Economic Development & Policy Papers (Public Access)

Economic Development Policy Papers: (Private: Request Access)

  • Gross National Development Research (1998)

  • Civil Conflict and Subjective Wellbeing Policy (1998)

  • Economics of Peace and War (1999)

  • Socioeconomic Well-being Theory (1998)

Business Articles

Other Working Papers (Private: Request Access)

  • Neurocybernetics (1991)

  • Complex Decision-Making Models and Biases

  • Asymmetric Competitive Strategies


Selected Media Interviews

Note: The following interviews are dated before 2012. After 2011, Mr. Jones stopped giving public interviews on financial market forecasts. For investment think tank services, please contact the Institute.


Selected Opinions and Media Quotes

Management Opinions and Quotes and Citations

Executive Education and CEO Leadership Quotes and Citations

Happiness Economics and Welll-being Quotes and Citations

Financial Crisis and Economics Quotes and Citations


Other Information

Who Predicted the Financial Crisis | Economic Crisis Citizenship: US

Who Predicted the Financial Crisis | Economic Crisis Politics: Independent

Who Predicted the Financial Crisis | Economic Crisis Non-Profit Support:

  • In the past, he supported the following non-profit organizations:
    • Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), USA and World Vision, India
  • He is currently focused on social impact fund management and initiatives at the institute

Who Predicted the Financial Crisis | Economic Crisis Membership Organizations:

Who Predicted the Financial Crisis | Economic Crisis Think Tank Media Resources

  • Media Note: Some in the media and academia described Med Jones as an economist. Jones became an economist by accident. Although his most well-known works have been in economics, he has an unorthodox approach to economic thinking. He is more interested in information engineering, intelligent decision-making models and predictive analytics functions of economics. His work focuses on analyzing dynamic-complex-networked (DCN) systems and designing asymmetric strategies to optimize or engineer change. The applications of his proprietary work can be used in economics, investment and business strategies.


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Who Predicted the Financial Crisis | Economic Crisis Contact Information:

  • For speaking and consulting engagements, please contact the International Institute of Management
  • Please note that Mr. Jones is available for interviews related to business strategy, economic development, happiness and well-being economic, he does not give economic forecasting or investment related media interviews. For institutional investment think tank research and consulting services, please contact the Institute.



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