Jeffrey Robert Brown (born February 16, 1968) is the William G. Karnes Professor in the Department of Finance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is also the Director of the Center for Business and Public Policy in the College of Business. He serves as a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research  and as Associate Director of the NBER Retirement Research Center. Since 2009 he has served as a Trustee for TIAA, the operating company of TIAA-CREF. From October 2006 through September 2008, he served as a member of the Social Security Advisory Board. He served as a Senior Economist with the President's Council of Economic Advisers from 2001 to 2002. He earned a Ph.D. in economics from MIT, a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School, and a B.A. from Miami University.
- Brown, J., Dimmock, S., Kang, J., Weisbenner, S. Forthcoming. How University Endowments Respond to Financial Market Shocks: Evidence and Implications. American Economic Review
- Brown, J., Weisbenner, S. Forthcoming. The Distributional Effects of the Social Security Windfall Elimination Provision. Journal of Pension Economics and Finance
- Brown, J., Kapteyn, A., Mitchell, O. Forthcoming. Framing and Claiming: How Information-Framing Affects Expected Social Security Claiming Behavior.. Journal of Risk and Insurance
- Brown, J., Goda, G., McGarry, K. 2012. Long-Term Care Insurance Demand Limited by Beliefs about Needs, Concerns about Insurers, and Care Available from Family.. Health Affairs, 31: 1294-1302
- Brown, J., Nijman, T. 2012. Options to Improve the Decumulation of Pension Wealth in the Netherlands. In The Future of Multi-Pillar Pensions. Netspar