Emily Jones’ research examines government practices in asymmetric negotiations in the global economy. She investigates the ways in which small developing countries exert influence even in highly asymmetric negotiations. She 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.
Emily Jones is director of the Global Economic Governance Programme, a research programme co-hosted by the Blavatnik School of Government and University College Oxford. The Programme is dedicated to fostering research and debate into how global markets and institutions can better serve the needs of people in developing countries. She is the academic coordinator of the Oxford-Princeton Global Leaders Fellowship Programme which provides exceptional early career researchers with a unique opportunity to work on global governance and the role of developing and emerging countries in the world political economy. She is also a Fellow of University College.
Emily Jones previously worked in Ghana's Ministry of Trade and Industry, for Oxfam GB, and for the UK Department for International Development. She is a regular contributor to the World Trade Organization’s advanced policy training course, and has acted as a consultant for a range of international organizations including for the Commonwealth Secretariat, the Overseas Development Institute, the German Marshall Fund, and Oxfam International.
In 2015, Emily was invited to join the E15 Expert Group on trade and finance.
‘Negotiating Against the Odds: A Guide for Trade Negotiators from Developing Countries’ (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013)
Global Banking Standards and Low Income Countries: Helping or Hindering Effective Regulation? Global Economic Governance Programme Working Paper 91, September 2014
‘The WTO's Reform Crisis’ Project Syndicate Op-Ed, 23rd October 2014
‘When Do Weak States Win? A History of African, Caribbean and Pacific Countries Manoeuvring in Trade Negotiations with Europe’ Global Economic Governance Programme Working Paper 95, December 2014