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Dr Chris Jones

 

Economics and Strategy Group

Dr Chris Jones
Chris maintains primary research interests in various areas of International Economics and Business. His doctoral thesis looked at the political economy of trade policy in Africa. Since then he has written papers on economic growth, trade and foreign direct investment (FDI) with a focus on developing countries. His main interest now is using firm-level data to analyse the locational choices of MNE’s applied to a number of different contexts; these include FDI in conflict zones, FDI in tax havens and the FDI decisions of Tobacco firms.

He joined Aston Business School as a Research Fellow in 2008 after completing his PhD from the University of Nottingham and became a lecturer in 2010. In 2011 Chris won the Economics Network's Student Nominated Award for Learning and Teaching. In 2012 Chris won the Aston Excellence Award for being the Outstanding Teacher of the Year (staff nominated).
Position: Senior Lecturer 

Phone:+44(0)121 204 3036 Email: c.jones2@aston.ac.uk Room: SW1020A
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  • 2008 PhD Economics, University of Nottingham
  • 2004 MSc Financial Economics (distinction), University of Leicester
  • 2002 BA Economics, University of Leicester 
  • 2012 Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Practice 

Academic

  • Senior Lecturer, Aston Business School. (September 2013 - Present)
  • Lecturer, Aston Business School. (August 1, 2010 - August 2013)

  • BS1102 Economic Environment of Business
  • BS2223 / BS3337 International Business Economics
 

I am interested in prospective PhD students who have a good grounding in applied econometrics using panel data. Experience with the use of firm-level data is also desirable although not essential. In terms of topics, prospective students should read about my research interests as described above and have a look at my publications. I am particularly interested in students who have an interest in issues surrounding corporate taxation and FDI in risky environments.

  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy.
  • Member, Academy of International Business.

Refereed Journal Articles

  • N. Driffiled, C. Jones and J. Crotty, (2013) “International business research and risky investments, an analysis of FDI in conflict zones”, International Business Review, 22(1), 140-155.
  • N. Driffiled, and C. Jones, (2013) ”Impact of FDI, ODA and Migrant Remittances on Economic Growth in Developing Countries: A Systems Approach”, European Journal of Development Research, 25, 173–196.
  • Jones, C., Morrissey,O. and Nelson,D. (2011) "Did the World Bank Drive Tariff Reforms in Eastern Africa?", World Development, 39(3), 324-335.
  • Morrissey, O. and Jones, C. (2008) "Missed Opportunities: The WTO Trade Policy Review for the East African Community", World Economy, 31, 1409-1432.

Book Chapters

  • Jones, C., Olczak, M. (2013). The impact of Aston Replay on student performance.
  • Jones, C. (2011). Import Resources to Tariff Reductions in Africa.

 Presentations Given

  •  Jones, C., European International Business Academy Annual Conference, "FDI and firm performance," Bremen, Germany. (December 12, 2013 - December 14, 2013)
  • Jones, C., European International Business Academy Annual Conference, "FDI in tax havens: Do corporate tax rates matter," Bremen, Germany. (December 12, 2013 - December 14, 2013)
  • Temouri, Y., Jones, C., Academy of International Business, Southeast Annual Conference, "FDI in Tax Havens: Do Corporate Tax Rates Matter?," Georgia Tech University, Atlanta, USA. (November 2013)
  • Jones, C., Academy of International Business Southeast USA Chapter Annual Conference, "FDI and firm performance," Atlamta, USA. (October 25, 2013 - October 27, 2013)
  • Jones, C., Academy of International Business Southeast USA Chapter Annual Conference, "FDI tax havens: Do corporate tax rates matter," Atlanta, USA. (October 25, 2013 - October 27, 2013)
  • Olczak, M., Jones, C., Developments in Economics Education Annual Conference, "The impact of lecture capture on student performance," Exeter, UK. (September 6, 2013)
  • Jones, C., Academy of International Business Annual Meeting, "Corporate social responsibility, smoking bans and market seeking FDI in the tobacco industry," Istanbul, Turkey. (July 3, 2013 - July 6, 2013)
  • Jones, C., Academy of International Business Annual Meeting, "FDI in tax havens: Do corporate tax rates matter," Istanbul, Turkey. (July 3, 2013 - July 6, 2013)
  • Jones, C., The ABS Learning & Teaching Conference: ‘Innovation and the student experience’, "The impact of Aston replay on student performance," Nottingham, UK. (April 2, 2013 - April 4, 2013)
  • Jones, C., Academy of International Business 40th Annual Conference, "FDI in tax havens: Do corporate tax rates matter," Aston Business School, UK. (March 21, 2013 - March 23, 2013)
  • Driffield, N., Crotty, J., Jones, C., Academy of International Business (AIB) Conference, "Corporate social responsibility, smoking bans and market seeking FDI in the tobacco industry," Washington DC, USA. (June 30, 2012 - July 3, 2012)
  • Jones, C., Economics Network Annual Conference: Developments in Economics Education, "Differentiation in Higher Education: Does A Background in Economics Improve Performance?”,," London School of Economics, UK. (September 6, 2011)
  • Jones, C., Centre for Globalisation Research Workshop: International Political Economy and Cross Border Effects, "A Systems Approach to Estimating the Impact of FDI, ODA and Migrant Remittances on Economic Growth," Queen Mary, London, UK. (April 28, 2011)
  • Jones, C., Association of Comparative Economic Studies ASSA Meeting, "Corporate social responsibility, smoking bans and market seeking FDI in the tobacco industry," Chicago, USA. (January 7, 2011)
  • Crotty, J., Driffield, N., Jones, C., 68th International Atlantic Economic Conference, "Investing in conflict zones: a firm-level analysis," Boston, USA. (October 8, 2009 - October 11, 2009)
  • Jones, C., International Atlantic Economics Conference, "Investing in Conflict Zones: A Firm-Level Analysis," Boston, USA. (October 8, 2009 - October 11, 2009)
  • Jones, C., Academy of International Business Annual Meeting, "Investing in War Zones: A Firm-Level Analysis," San Diego, USA. (June 27, 2009 - June 30, 2009)
  • Jones, C., Academy of International Business 36th Annual Conference, "Investing in War Zones: A Firm-Level Analysis," Glasgow, UK. (April 2, 2009 - April 4, 2009)
  • Jones, C., Centre for the Study of African Economies Conference  on Economic Development in Africa, "African Trade Policy in the 1990’s: Political Economy of Technocratic Reform," Oxford, UK. (March 16, 2008 - March 18, 2008)
  • Sena, V., Andriani, P., Jones, C., Perkmann, M., De Propis, R., Delbridge, R., Moslein, K., Neely, A., ESRC Social Science Week, "Challenging clusters," Cheltenham. (June 22, 2005 - June 2005)

Administrative Roles and Responsibilities

  • Course Director, Combined Honours Business, School. (August 1, 2010 - Present)
  • Course Director, Joint Honours Business & Mathematics, School. (August 1, 2010 - Present)

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