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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

EU economic stimulus.

Erik Jones interviewed on Hopkins Podcast on Foreign Affairs, 6/17

Is the European Central Bank independent enough?

Erik Jones wrote in The Rift, 6/11

Can Europeans afford to be optimistic?

Erik Jones wrote in Encompass, 6/4

Not Hamilton but Madison: Diversity makes for a better Union.

Erik Jones wrote for International Institute for Strategic Studies, 5/26

Economic tensions in Europe.

Erik Jones interviewed for Aspen Institute Italia, 5/15

Germany’s coming constitutional turmoil

Erik Jones wrote for International Institute for Strategic Studies, 5/7

Political economy

Erik Jones interviewed on Forbes DACH, 4/29

This is what European disintegration looks like

Erik Jones wrote for International Institute for Strategic Studies, 4/28

Giuseppe Conte prepares for toxic choice on Eurozone rescue fund

Erik Jones quoted in Financial Times, 4/21

Europe needs a massive fiscal stimulus in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic

Erik Jones interviewed on Encompass podcast, 4/10

Why Europe will need to do more

Erik Jones wrote for UK in a Changing Europe, 4/7

A warning from Italy with Erik Jones

Erik Jones interviewed on The Global Cable podcast, 4/3

Pandemic invades body of European Union

Erik Jones quoted in Courthouse News Service, 4/1

Coronabonds and the Future of the European Central Bank

Erik Jones wrote for Bridge Network EU, 3/31

The COVID-19 outbreak: Italians rise to the occasion.

Erik Jones cited in The Independent News, 3/21

Italy's COVID-19 lessons for the world.

Erik Jones wrote in U.S. News & World Reporter, 3/20

Trump's travel ban draws European ire as crisis grows.

Erik Jones quoted in The Hill, 3/12

Better off without the British?

Erik Jones and Matthias Matthijs surveyed in Foreign Affairs, 2/5

Getting Brexit done will leave UK and Europe the same but different.

Erik Jones wrote in The Australian Financial Review, 1/30

Italian politics: Matteo Salvini’s comeback bid.

Erik Jones quoted in Financial Times, 1/13

Italy’s ‘Sardines’ protesters put squeeze on Salvini.

Erik Jones quoted in Financial Times, 12/13

European insights.

Erik Jones interviewed for Center on National Security at Fordham Law’s Vital Interests blog, 12/12

A leadership crisis.

Erik Jones wrote in EastWest Magazine, 11/29

Italy's political crisis.

Erik Jones interviewed on OMFIF Podcast, 9/3

Italy: This time is different.

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

Populism in Europe: What scholarship tells us.

Erik Jones wrote in International Institute for Strategic Studies, 7/27

The political independence of the European Central Bank in question.

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

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?

Erik Jones interviewed for Debating Europe, 4/8

Rethinking central bank independence.

Erik Jones wrote for Journal of Democracy, 4/1

Italy joins China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

Erik Jones quoted on Al Jazeera, 3/23

Brexit woes: UK scrambles for extension at EU summit.

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.

Erik Jones wrote in E!Sharp, 2/25

Difficult Brexit process continues to split society.

Erik Jones quoted in Arab News, 2/2