Biography

Emily Jones

Emily Jones

Associate Professor in Public Policy (Global Economic Governance)

Emily Jones directs the Global Economic Governance Programme which fosters research and debate on how to make the global economy inclusive and sustainable. She is also a Fellow of University College. Emily’s research examines the political economy of global trade and finance, focusing on the ways in which governments can exert influence in asymmetric negotiations. Emily teaches courses on international political economy and negotiation strategy and skills for public policy, specialising in international trade. She recently ran executive short courses for the UK and Indonesian governments.

Emily holds a DPhil in International Political Economy from the University of Oxford, and an MSc (distinction) in Development Economics from the School of African and Oriental Studies, University of London, and a first-class BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford. She previously worked in Ghana's Ministry of Trade and Industry, for Oxfam GB, and for the UK Department for International Development.

 

Recent Publications

Jones, E., Beck, T., Knaack, P. (2018) Mind the Gap: Making Basel Standards Work for Developing Countries Policy Brief, Global Economic Governance Programme, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford

Jones, E., Beck, T., Knaack, P. (2018) Room to Manoeuvre: How Developing Countries Can Tailor Basel Standards Policy Brief, Global Economic Governance Programme, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford

Jones, E., & Zeitz, A. O. (2017). The Limits of Globalizing Basel Banking Standards. Journal of Financial Regulation, 3(1), 89–124.

Jones, E. & Copeland, C (2017) Making UK Trade Work for Development Post-Brexit, Report, Global Economic Governance Programme, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford

 

Teaching

Emily Jones teaches courses on international economic relations and negotiation skills for public policy as part of the Master of Public Policy. She also runs a policy simulation on international trade negotiations. Emily supervises DPhil theses in international political economy, and teaches executive short-courses on negotiation strategy, with a focus on international trade.

 

 

Contact

emily.jones@bsg.ox.ac.uk

Research

Focus Projects

Developing countries navigating global banking
Emily is leading a research project examining the ways in which developing countries are responding to global banking standards, and the politics behind their decisions. The project brings together fifteen researchers from different disciplines and countries. The research reveals how global finance and the regulatory decisions made in the world’s largest financial centres affect policy and regulations in countries at the periphery of the global economy. The project is funded by an ESRC/DFID grant. See the project website for more details.

Small states exerting influence in international trade negotiations
Emily’s previous research examined the ways in which smaller countries can exert influence in international trade negotiations. Outputs include: Negotiating Against the Odds: A guide for trade negotiators from developing countries (Palgrave Macmillan 2013) and E. Jones, C. Deere Birkbeck & N. Woods Manoeuvring at the Margins: Constraints Faced By Small States in International Trade Negotiations, (Commonwealth Secretariat, 2010).

Implications of Brexit for developing countries
In May 2017 Emily co-convened a workshop with Oxfam GB, Traidcraft, the Commonwealth Secretariat, and the Overseas Development Institute to analyse the implications of Brexit for trade with developing countries (report here). This work was funded by an ESRC Impact Acceleration Award. This work fed into submissions on the UK Trade White Paper. Emily is a member of two expert advisory groups on trade and development, and trade and sustainability for the UK Department for International Trade.

Publications

Articles, books and book chapters

E. Jones ed. (2019) The Politics of Banking Regulation in Developing Countries: Risk and Reputation Oxford: Oxford University Press

E. Jones and A. Zeitz (2017) ‘The Limits of Globalising Basel Banking Standards’ Journal of Financial Regulation , 3(1), 89–124.

E Jones (2013) Negotiating Against the Odds: A Guide for Trade Negotiators from Developing Countries, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

E. Jones, C. Deere Birkbeck & N. Woods (2010) Manoeuvring at the Margins: Constraints Faced by Small States in International Trade Negotiations, London: Commonwealth Secretariat

L. Whitfield & E. Jones (2009) ‘Ghana: Breaking out of Aid Dependence? Economic and Political Barriers to Ownership’ in (ed.) The New Politics Of Aid: Barriers to Ownership in Africa, Oxford: Oxford University Press

 

Policy reports and policy briefs

Jones, E., Beck, T., Knaack, P. (2018) Mind the Gap: Making Basel Standards Work for Developing Countries Policy Brief, Global Economic Governance Programme, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford

Jones, E., Beck, T., Knaack, P. (2018) Room to Manoeuvre: How Developing Countries Can Tailor Basel Standards Policy Brief, Global Economic Governance Programme, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford

Jones, E., & Zeitz, A. O. (2017). The Limits of Globalizing Basel Banking Standards. Journal of Financial Regulation, 3(1), 89–124.

Jones, E. & Copeland, C (2017) Making UK Trade Work for Development Post-Brexit, Report, Global Economic Governance Programme, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford

 

Short articles and op-eds

How much power does Donald Trump really have on trade? 25 January 2017, New Statesman

We can't afford a bitter Euro-divorce (18 January, 2017, CapX) - Emily Jones says we must avoid petty point-scoring as we break from Europe

Brexit: Opportunity or peril for trade with small and poor developing economies? (26 July, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development) - Dr Emily Jones on Brexit and developing country trade relations. 

Building the Brexit Team (16 July, The Economist) - Dr Emily Jones is quoted in the article about Britain's need of a good negotiating team.

What would make Brexit negotiations better? Here are 8 simple suggestions (15 July, New Statesman) - Dr Emily Jones lays out eight points to help negotiate a new trade deal with the EU

Brexit shows globalisation needs a rethink (4 July, Reaction) - Dr Emily Jones assesses the new world order on trade.

Brexit negotiations: Four ways to get a good deal (29 June, BBC News Online) - Professor Ngaire Woods and GEG Director Dr Emily Jones write a piece highlighting four points to consider in successfully negotiating new trade agreements.

The WTO's Reform Crisis’ Project Syndicate Op-Ed, 23rd October 2014

 

Media interviews

BBC Radio Scotland, Financial Times podcast, BBC2 Victoria Derbyshire Programme, BBC World TV (see below for links).

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