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Erik Jones

Professor of European Studies and International Political Economy

Director of European and Eurasian Studies

Director, Master of Arts in Global Risk


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). He also authored a book which 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.

For a recent curriculum vitae including a full list of publications, see his personal webpage.



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


  • Dutch
  • French
  • German
  • Italian

In the News

Why we need more diverse central bankers.

Erik Jones wrote in Survival, 12/02

Choice and division in Joe Biden’s America.

Erik Jones wrote in Encompass, 11/15

Why we need more diverse central bankers.

Erik Jones wrote for International Institute for Strategic Studies, 9/29

Right poised for big gains in Italian elections.

Erik Jones quoted in The Telegraph, 9/21

How Italy has managed to hold back a second wave.

Erik Jones quoted in The Telegraph, 9/20

Four years of Trump. The U.S. and the world.

Erik Jones contributed to an ISPI report, 9/17

Italy and the European elections of 2019.

Erik Jones and Matthias Matthijs wrote in Journal of Common Market Studies, 8/29

EU's relevance hinges on ability to harmonize tax.

Erik Jones quoted in Law360, 8/20

European Union recovery.

Erik Jones interviewed for The U.S.-Italy Global Affairs Forum, 7/30

COVID-19 and the EU economy: Try again, fail better.

Erik Jones wrote in Survival, 7/22