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Kent Jones

Professor

Academic Division: Economics
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Bio

Dr. Jones began his career at Babson College in 1982, and is now Professor of Economics and a Babson Research Scholar. He has also served as a Visiting Professor at Brandeis University, Tufts/Fletcher School, and the University of Innsbruck, Austria. He specializes in trade policy and institutional issues, particularly those focusing on the World Trade Organization. Most recently, his research has dealt with the evolution of regional trade agreements and trade policies of countries such as the UK (Brexit) and Cuba. Dr. Jones began his international education at the Bundesrealgymnasium Leibnitz, Austria, as a foreign exchange student. He later graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Oberlin College, having also studied at the University of Bonn, Germany as an International Rotary Scholar. In addition, he holds master's degrees from the Fletcher School/Tufts University and the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland, and received his doctorate in international economics from the University of Geneva in 1981. In addition to his academic career, Dr. Jones has served as a consultant to the National Science Foundation and the International Labor Office and as a research associate at the U.S. International Trade Commission, and also served as senior economist for trade policy at the U.S. Department of State. Dr. Jones is the author of numerous articles and five books, including Politics vs. Economics in World Steel Trade (1986), Export Restraint and the New Protectionism (1994), Who’s Afraid of the WTO? (2004), The Doha Blues (2009) and most recently, Reconstructing the WTO for the 21st Century (2015). He is the father of two daughters and pursues extracurricular interests in music, choral singing, literature and travel.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, Graduate Institute of International Studies/University of Geneva
  • MA, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy/Tufts University
  • Diplôme de hautes études internationales, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva
  • BA, Oberlin College

Academic Interests

International Economics; Trade Policy; World Trade Organization; International Trade Law; Protectionism; Trade Policy; Global Trade and Economic Institutions

Awards & Honors

  • 2002 - Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers
  • 2001 - Who’s Who in America
  • 1990 - Named to Who's Who Regional/Business Series and Who's Who in the World
  • 1979 - Graduate Institute Scholarship (Geneva), Geneva
  • 1977 - MacJannet Fellowship (Graduate Institute, Geneva), Graduate Institute, Geneva
  • 1976 - Cabot Corporation Fellowship , Fletcher School/Tufts University
  • 1975 - Phi Beta Kappa
  • 1974 - Rotary International Scholarship, University of Bonn
  • 1971 - American Field Service Scholarship, Bundesgymnasium Leibnitz, Austria

Courses

Degree Courses 2015-2016
  • ECN 3665: INTERNATIONAL FINANCE
  • ECN 3660: INTERNATIONAL TRADE THEORY & POLICY
  • MKT 9501: STRATEGY & TACTICS OF PRICING

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Jones, K.A., Gai, Y. (2015). Patterns of Representation in WTO Committee Chairs, 1995–2012. World Trade Review, 14(3)
  • Jones, K.A., Gai, Y. (2013). Joining the WTO: Why Does It Take So Long?. Open Economies Review, 24(4), 695-716.
  • Jones, K.A. (2012). Things Fall Apart: Doha and the End of the Post-War Trade Consensus. World Economics, 13(4), 125-152. link
  • Jones, K.A. (2009). The Political Economy of WTO Accession: the Unfinished Business of Universal Membership. World Trade Review, 8(1)
  • Jones, K.A. (2007). The WTO Accession Process: Patterns of the Length of Negotiations and Concessions. World Journal of Management and Economics(1)
  • Jones, K.A. (2004). The Safeguards Mess Revisited: The Fundamental Issue. World Trade Review, 3(1)

Books

  • Jones, K.A. (2015). Reconstructing the World Trade Organization for the 21st Century: An Institutional Approach. New York, NY: Oxford University Press
  • Jones, K.A. (2009). The Doha Blues: Institutional Crisis and Reform in the WTO. New York: Oxford University Press
  • Jones, K.A. (2004). Who’s Afraid of the WTO? . New York: Oxford University Press

Articles

  • Jones, K.A. (2015, December) Cuba Trade: Hope and a reality check. Babson Insight

Book Chapters

  • Jones, K.A. (2009). Regionalism and Problems of Representation in the WTO. In John-ren Chen, Christian Smekal, and Karl Socher (Ed.), Study of International Institutions and Global Governance.: University of Innsbruck Press
  • Jones, K.A. (2006). Globalization and Entrepreneurship. In Maria Minniti (Praeger Perspectives Series) (Ed.), Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurial Behavior. New York: Praeger
  • Jones, K.A. (2004). Russia and the WTO: The Long and Winding Road to Accession. In Michael Bruner and Viatcheslav Morozov (Ed.), Market Democracy in Post-Communist Russia.: Wisdom House
  • Jones, K.A. (2003). The World Trade Organization: The Technical Side of Globalization. In Sonia Benson (Ed.), History Behind the Headlines:The Origins of Conflicts Worldwide. Farmington Hills, Michigan: Gale Group
  • Jones, K.A. (2014). Dumping. Wiley Encyclopedia of Management: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • Jones, K.A. (2014). Predatory Dumping. Wiley Encyclopedia of Management: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • Jones, K.A. (2014). Product Attributes Model. Wiley Encyclopedia of Management: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • Jones, K.A. (2014). Rent Seeking. Wiley Encyclopedia of Management: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • Jones, K.A. (2014). X-Efficiency. Wiley Encyclopedia of Management: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Book Reviews

  • Jones, K.A. (2015). Review of "Measuring WTO’s Contributions to Global Economic Welfare" by Kym Anderson. World Trade Review, Vol 14, 155-159.
  • Jones, K.A. (2013). Review of "Symbolic Power in the World Trade Organization" by Matthew Eagleton. World Trade Review, Vol 12, 743-745.
  • Jones, K.A. (2013). Review of "Symbolic Power in the World Trade Organization" by Matthew Eagleton-Pierce. World Trade Review, Vol 12, 743-745.
  • Jones, K.A. (2006). The Dynamics of German Industry: Germany’s Path toward the New Economy and the American Challenge, by Werner Abelshauser. American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Vol 65, 1125-1126.
  • Jones, K.A. (2004). A World Without Walls: Freedom, Development, Free Trade and Global Governance, by Mike Moore. Journal of Economics and Sociology, Vol 63

Reports

  • Way, M.M., Jones, K.A., Polutnik, L. (2014). Education of girls vital to moving up the trade value. ARTNeT Secretariat, United Nations ESCAP link

Conference Proceedings

  • Jones, K.A. (2013). Patterns of Chair Representation in WTO Committees. Proceedings of the St. Petersburg University International Conference,

Others

  • Jones, K.A. (in press). Cuba Trade: Hope and a reality check
  • Jones, K.A. (2015). Towards a New WTO: An Institutional Approach: VoxEU.org link
  • Jones, K.A., Levie, J. (2008). Global Institutions, National Regulations, and Entrepreneurship: Babson College, London Business, School, and the Global Entrepreneurship Research Consortium
  • Jones, K.A. (2006). The Yes Men, directed by Chris Smith, Dan Ollman and Sarah Price

Presentations

  • A Supply-Chain Chapter in the WTO
    Jones, K. A Supply-Chain Chapter in the WTO International Atlantic Economic Society, Boston (2015)
  • Reconstructing the WTO for the 21st Century
    Jones, K. Reconstructing the WTO for the 21st Century WTO Public Forum, Geneva, Switzerland (2015)
  • Patterns of Representation in WTO Committee Chairs: 1995-2012
    Jones, K., Gai, Y. Patterns of Representation in WTO Committee Chairs: 1995-2012 76th International Atlantic Economic Conference, Philadelphia, PA (2013)
  • Patterns of Representation in WTO Committee Chairs, 1995-2012
    Jones, K. Patterns of Representation in WTO Committee Chairs, 1995-2012 Evolution of International Trading System: Prospects and Challenges, St. Petersburg, Russia (2013)
  • The Doha Round and the Development Divide: End of the Postwar Trade Consensus
    Jones, K. The Doha Round and the Development Divide: End of the Postwar Trade Consensus Association for Global Businnes, Annual Conference 2012, Washington, DC (2012)
  • Accession to the WTO: an Endurance Model Approach
    Jones, K., Gai, Y. Accession to the WTO: an Endurance Model Approach Association for Global Business Conference, New Orleans, LA (2010)
  • Accession to the WTO: an Endurance Model Approach
    Jones, K., Gai, Y. Accession to the WTO: an Endurance Model Approach IJAS Conference, Bad Hofgastein, Austria (2009)
  • Regionalism and the Problem of Representation in the WTO
    Jones, K. Regionalism and the Problem of Representation in the WTO UNU-CRIS conference, Warwick University, UK (2007)
  • The Political Economy of WTO Accession: the Unfinished Business of Universal Membership
    Jones, K. The Political Economy of WTO Accession: the Unfinished Business of Universal Membership St. Petersburg State University Conference on Russian Accession to the WTO, St. Petersburg, Russia (2007)
  • The WTO and the Problem of Coherence
    Jones, K. The WTO and the Problem of Coherence Centre for the Study of International Institutions, Austria (2006)
  • The Political Economy of WTO Accession: the Unfinished Business of Universal Membership
    Jones, K. The Political Economy of WTO Accession: the Unfinished Business of Universal Membership Atlantic Economic Society Meeting, Philadelphia (2006)
  • Representation in WTO Dispute Settlement Cases
    Jones, K. Representation in WTO Dispute Settlement Cases Atlantic Economic Society Meeting, Berlin (2006)
  • Trade Policy, Poverty, and Foreign Aid
    Jones, K. Trade Policy, Poverty, and Foreign Aid Warwick University One World Week Forum, UK (2006)
  • Global Trade: Fair or Free?
    Jones, K. Global Trade: Fair or Free? Warwick University One World Week Forum, UK (2005)
  • Green Room Politics and the WTO’s Crisis of Representation
    Jones, K. Green Room Politics and the WTO’s Crisis of Representation Centre for the Study of International Institutions Conference, Innsbruck, Austria (2004)
  • Free Trade vs. Protectionism: Who’s Afraid of the WTO?
    Jones, K., Levinson , M., Caldwell, J. Free Trade vs. Protectionism: Who’s Afraid of the WTO? Mitsui Spearker Series, New York, NY (2004)