Associate Professor Emily Jones, Director

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 and Associate Professor at the Blavatnik School of Government. 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.


Research 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.


Recent Publications

Jones, Emily (2020), 'Will this time really be different? Twenty years of trying (and failing) to reset Europe-Africa relations', Global Policy Journal.

Jones, Emily (2020), The Political Economy of Bank Regulation in Developing Countries: Risk and Reputation. Oxford University Press.

Jones, Emily (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.

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.


On Brexit

 

Handshake in front of row of EU flags
Emily Jones discusses how the UK can prepare for trade negotiations
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The political economy of bank regulation in developing countries: risk and reputation
EU flag puzzle with 'Brexit' written across the middle and one piece of puzzle being removed
Emily Jones discusses key issues around Brexit trade negotiations
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Emily Jones discusses UK-US trade negotiations on The Today Programme
Conference room
There's a simple way to protect the NHS from US trade negotiators
Emily Jones presents research at the Bank for International Settlements, Switzerland
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Will this time really be different? Twenty years of trying (and failing) to reset Europe-Africa relations
Associate Professor Emily Jones, Director
Journal articles
To advance trade and climate goals, 'Global Britain' must link them
Associate Professor Emily Jones, Director
Associate Professor Tom Hale, Senior Researcher
Dr Carolyn Deere Birkbeck, Senior Research Associate
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The Political Economy of Bank Regulation in Developing Countries: Risk and Reputation
Associate Professor Emily Jones, Director
Books
Regulatory convergence in the financial periphery: how interdependence shapes regulators’ decisions
Associate Professor Emily Jones, Director
Alexandra Zeitz, Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow
Journal articles
GEG WP 2019/141 Financial convergence in the financial periphery: How interdependence shapes regulators’ decisions
Associate Professor Emily Jones, Director
Alexandra Zeitz, Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow
Working papers
The Brexit Negotiations: Hampered by the UK’s Weak Strategy
Associate Professor Emily Jones, Director
Working papers