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Erik Jones
Director of European and Eurasian Studies and Professor of European Studies and International Political Economy

Background and Education
Erik Jones is Director of European and Eurasian Studies at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. He is also Senior Research Fellow at Nuffield College in Oxford, United Kingdom. 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, the Baltimore Sun, Boston Globe, Financial Times, International Herald Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, USA Today, and newspapers and magazines across Europe. He is also a regular columnist with E!Sharp. 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 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 years.

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