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Erik Jones

Director of European and Eurasian Studies

Professor of European Studies and International Political Economy

About

Erik Jones is Director of European and Eurasian Studies and Professor of European Studies and International Political Economy at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of the Johns Hopkins University. He is also Senior Research Associate at the Istituto per gli studi di politica internazionale (ISPI), Milan. Jones is author of The Politics of Economic and Monetary Union (2002), Economic Adjustment and Political Transformation in Small States (2008), and, together with Dana Allin, Weary Policeman: American Power in an Age of Austerity (2012). His most recent book is a collection of short essays called The Year the European Crisis Ended (2014). He is editor or co-editor of more than twenty books or special issues of journals on topics related to European politics and political economy including The Oxford Handbook of the European Union (2012) and The Oxford Handbook of Italian Politics (2015). Professor Jones teaches on topics in international and comparative political economy with a particular focus on Europe and the transatlantic relationship.

Professor Jones is a frequent commentator on European politics and political economy whose contributions have been published in, among others, Financial Times, New York Times, USA Today, and newspapers and magazines across Europe. He has written extensively on European monetary integration and macroeconomic governance and has been active in public debates about the European response to the global economic and financial crisis. Professor Jones is co-editor of Government and Opposition and he is a contributing editor to the Institute for International and Strategic Studies journal Survival.

Jones earned his AB at Princeton University (1988) and his MA and PhD at Johns Hopkins SAIS (1990, 1996). Prior to joining the faculty at Johns Hopkins, he worked at the Centre for European Policy Studies, the Central European University and the University of Nottingham. A US citizen, Jones has lived in Europe for the last twenty-five years; he is married with three children.

 
 
 

Expertise

Topics

  • Economics
  • Globalization
  • European Union and Transatlantic Relations
  • Governance
  • International Political Economy

Languages

  • Dutch
  • French
  • German
  • Italian

In the News

Italy: This time is different.

Erik Jones wrote for International Institute for Strategic Studies, 8/14

Populism in Europe: What scholarship tells us.

Director of European and Eurasian Studies Erik Jones wrote in International Institute for Strategic Studies, 7/27

The political independence of the European Central Bank in question.

Director of European and Eurasian Studies Erik Jones wrote for the International Institute for Strategic Studies, 7/3

Has Macron seen off the gilets jaunes?

Erik Jones quoted in Financial Review, 6/30

Europeans wrestle over top jobs.

Erik Jones quoted in Financial Review, 6/30

These central banks’ independence are ‘in crisis’ as governments fight for control.

Director of European and Eurasian Studies Erik Jones quoted on CNBC, 6/21

Modern deterrence and cyber threats among main topics of NATO meeting in Bratislava.

Director of European and Eurasian Studies Erik Jones cited in The Slovak Spectator, 6/3

A feasibility check on core elements needed for ‘orderly’ sovereign debt restructuring and/or debt mutualisation in the Euro Area.

Director of European and Eurasian Studies Erik Jones wrote for European Parliament, 5/24

Italy’s centre-left confident it can challenge the populists.

Erik Jones quoted in Financial Times, 5/21

What lessons can the EU learn from Brexit?

Director of European and Eurasian Studies Erik Jones interviewed for Debating Europe, 4/8

Rethinking central bank independence.

Erik Jones wrote for Journal of Democracy, 4/1

Do central bankers dream of political union? From epistemic community to common identity.

Director of European and Eurasian Studies Erik Jones wrote in Comparative European Politics, 3/29

Brexit 2019: A look ahead.

Erik Jones interviewed on Knowledge@Wharton podcast, 3/28

Italy joins China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

Director of European and Eurasian Studies Erik Jones quoted on Al Jazeera, 3/23

Brexit woes: UK scrambles for extension at EU summit.

Director of European and Eurasian Studies Erik Jones interviewed on War on the Rocks Warcast, 3/21

The dangers of extending Brexit.

Erik Jones wrote for International Institute for Strategic Studies The Survival Editors’ Blog, 3/14

Re-framing Brexit in terms of discrimination.

Director of European and Eurasian Studies Erik Jones wrote in E!Sharp, 2/25

Why European democracies are struggling?

Erik Jones wrote in Current History, 2/25

Italy could be about to challenge Trump over NATO spending.

Director of European and Eurasian Studies Erik Jones quoted on CNBC, 2/11

Difficult Brexit process continues to split society.

Director of European and Eurasian Studies Erik Jones quoted in Arab News, 2/2