Emily Jones is an Associate Professor of Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government and a Fellow of University College. She directs the Global Economic Governance Programme which fosters research and debate on how to make the global economy inclusive and sustainable. 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. She is currently leading a research project on digital trade, examining how governments are responding to digitalisation and digital technologies through trade agreements. She is a specialist adviser to the International Trade Select Committee in the UK Parliament, and co-founder of the Trade and Public Policy (TaPP) Network, which seeks to foster engagement between academics and policymakers.
Emily holds a DPhil in International Political Economy from the University of Oxford, and an MSc (distinction) in Development Economics from the School of Oriental and African 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.
'Parliamentary scrutiny of trade deals: how does the UK measure up?', 30 September 2020, UK Trade Policy Observatory
'The Trade Bill: time to give Parliament more say in UK trade deals', 24 September 2020, UK in a Changing Europe
Jones, E and Sands, A (2020), 'Ripe for reform: UK scrutiny of international trade agreements', Global Economic Governance Programme Working Paper 144.
Jones, E (2020), 'Will this time really be different? Twenty years of trying (and failing) to reset Europe-Africa relations', Global Policy Journal.
Jones, E (2020), The Political Economy of Bank Regulation in Developing Countries: Risk and Reputation. Oxford University Press.
Jones, E (2019), 'The Brexit negotiations: hampered by the UK's weak strategy' European Journal of Legal Studies, Special Issue, pp. 23-58
Jones, E, Knaack, P (2019) 'Global Financial Regulation: Shortcomings and Reform Options' Research Article, Global Policy
Jones, E, Zeitz, A O (2019) 'Regulatory Convergence in the Financial Periphery: How Interdependence Shapes Regulators’ Decisions' Research Article, International Studies Quarterly
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.