Emily Jones

Associate Professor in Public Policy and Director of the Global Economic Governance Programme, Blavatnik School of Government


Emily Jones directs the Global Economic Governance Programme at the Blavatnik School of Government, which fosters research and debate on how to make the global economy inclusive and sustainable. She is also Associate Professor in Public Policy and a Fellow of University College. Emily’s research examines the ways in which governments navigate globalisation, with a focus on international trade and international finance. She is particularly interested in how governments exert influence in asymmetric negotiations. Emily teaches courses on international political economy and negotiation strategy and skills for public policy. She runs short courses on negotiation strategy and tactics for government officials, specialising in international trade. This includes training for UK and Indonesian civil servants.

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.


  • International trade negotiations
  • International development
  • Brexit
  • Developing countries in the global economy
  • Global finance and African countries
  • World Trade Organisation
  • UK-Africa relations
  • EU-Africa relations

Media experience

Financial Times Podcast on Brexit, numerous comments and opinion pieces on Brexit (New Statesman, Cap X, The Economist, BBC News Online).
Panel discussion on Victoria Debyshire programme on BBC2.
Live and pre-recorded interviews on BBC Radio Scotland, BBC World Service and BBC News (television).