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), Whos 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
  • Diplme de hautes tudes 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

  • 2016 — Babson College Research Fellow (renewal), 2016-2019, Babson College
  • 2015 — Babson Faculty Research Award, Babson College
  • 2013 — Babson College Research Fellow, 2013-2016, Babson College
  • 2010 — Best Paper Award (with Yunwei Gai), Association for Global Business
  • 2008 — Kevern Joyce Term Chair, 2008-2013, Kevern Joyce Term Chair Research Grant, Babson College
  • 2002 — Whos Who Among Americas Teachers,
  • 2001 — Whos Who in America,
  • 1992 — Robert E. Madden Term Chair, 1992-1997, Robert E. Madden, Term Chair grant
  • 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
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Courses

  • Degree Courses 2018

    • ECN 3665 INTERNATIONAL FINANCE
    • ECN 3660 INTERNATIONAL TRADE THEORY & POLICY
  • Degree Courses 2017

    • ECN 3665 INTERNATIONAL FINANCE
    • ECN 3660 INTERNATIONAL TRADE THEORY & POLICY
    • ECN 3655 MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS
    • MKT 9501 STRATEGY & TACTICS OF PRICING

Publications

Book

  • Jones, K.A. (2018). Politics vs. Economics in World Steel Trade. Vol: 20. Routledge Reprint.
  • Jones, K.A. (2015). Reconstructing the World Trade Organization for the 21st Century: An Institutional Approach. Page: 320. Oxford University Press.
  • Jones, K.A. (2009). The Doha Blues: Institutional Crisis and Reform in the WTO. Oxford University Press.
  • Jones, K.A. (2004). Whos Afraid of the WTO? . Oxford University Press.

Journal Article

  • Jones, K. (2017). Revolutionary Cuba and the GATT/WTO System. Journal of World Trade. Vol: 51, Issue: 5, Page: 1-26. Kluwer Law.
  • Jones, K.A., Gai, Y. (2015). Patterns of Representation in WTO Committee Chairs, 19952012. World Trade Review. Vol: 14, Issue: 3. Cambridge University Press.
  • Jones, K.A., Gai, Y. (2013). Joining the WTO: Why Does It Take So Long?. Open Economies Review. Vol: 24, Issue: 4, Page: 695-716. Springer New York LLC.
  • Jones, K.A. (2012). Things Fall Apart: Doha and the End of the Post-War Trade Consensus. World Economics. Vol: 13, Issue: 4, Page: 125-152. Economic and Financial Publishing Ltd.. link
  • Jones, K.A. (2011). Self-Enforcing Trade: Developing Countries and WTO Dispute Settlement. Review of International Economics. Vol: 19, Issue: 4.
  • Jones, K.A. (2009). The Political Economy of WTO Accession: the Unfinished Business of Universal Membership. World Trade Review. Vol: 8, Issue: 1.
  • Jones, K.A. (2007). The WTO Accession Process: Patterns of the Length of Negotiations and Concessions. World Journal of Management and Economics. Issue: 1.
  • Jones, K.A. (2004). The Safeguards Mess Revisited: The Fundamental Issue. World Trade Review. Vol: 3, Issue: 1.

Articles - Circular or newsletter (e.g., Babson Insight)

  • Jones, K. (2016). Cuba Trade: Hope and a reality check: Babson Insight. Issue: Spring 2016. Kent Jones. link

Other (please explain)

  • Jones, K.A. (2015). Towards a New WTO: An Institutional Approach: Reconstructing the WTO for the 21st Century. VoxEU.org. link
  • Jones, K.A., Levie, J. (2008). Global Institutions, National Regulations, and Entrepreneurship: Global Entrepreneurship Monitor. 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 : World Trade Review. Vol: 5, Issue: 1.

Book Reviews - academic journals

  • Jones, K.A. (2015). Review of "Measuring WTOs Contributions to Global Economic Welfare" by Kym Anderson: World Trade Review. Vol: 14, Issue: 1, Page: 155-159. Cambridge University Press.
  • Jones, K.A. (2013). Review of "Symbolic Power in the World Trade Organization" by Matthew Eagleton: World Trade Review. Vol: 12, Issue: 4, Page: 743-745. Cambridge University Press.
  • Jones, K.A. (2006). The Dynamics of German Industry: Germanys Path toward the New Economy and the American Challenge, by Werner Abelshauser: American Journal of Economics and Sociology. Vol: 65, Issue: 5, Page: 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, Issue: 3.

Research Reports

  • Way, M.M., Jones, K.A., Polutnik, L. (2014). Education of girls vital to moving up the trade value: Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade Policy Brief. Issue: 43, Page: 8. ARTNeT Secretariat, United Nations ESCAP. link

Essays - Reference book chapter or contribution, new, editorially reviewed

  • Jones, K.A. (2014). Dumping: Wiley Encyclopedia of Management. Issue: 3rd. John Wiley & Sons, Inc..
  • Jones, K.A. (2014). Predatory Dumping: Wiley Encyclopedia of Management. Issue: 3rd. John Wiley & Sons, Inc..
  • Jones, K.A. (2014). Product Attributes Model: Wiley Encyclopedia of Management. Issue: 3rd. John Wiley & Sons, Inc..
  • Jones, K.A. (2014). Rent Seeking: Wiley Encyclopedia of Management. Issue: 3rd. John Wiley & Sons, Inc..
  • Jones, K.A. (2014). X-Efficiency: Wiley Encyclopedia of Management. Issue: 3rd. John Wiley & Sons, Inc..

Conference Proceeding

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

Book Chapter

  • Jones, K.A., Way, M.M. (2011). Entrepreneurship and the Decision to Export: The Dynamics of Entrepreneurial Activity. Oxford University Press.
  • Jones, K.A. (2011). Exploring the Limits of Institutional Coherence in Trade and Development: Governing the World Trade Organization: Past, Present, and Beyond Doha. Cambridge University Press.

Essays - Academic book chapter or contribution, new, editorially reviewed

  • Jones, K.A. (2009). Regionalism and Problems of Representation in the WTO: Study of International Institutions and Global Governance. University of Innsbruck Press.
  • Jones, K.A. (2006). Globalization and Entrepreneurship: Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurial Behavior. Vol: I. Praeger.
  • Jones, K.A. (2004). Russia and the WTO: The Long and Winding Road to Accession: Market Democracy in Post-Communist Russia. Wisdom House.
  • Jones, K.A. (2003). The World Trade Organization: The Technical Side of Globalization: History Behind the Headlines:The Origins of Conflicts Worldwide. Vol: 6. Gale Group.

Presentations

  • Patterns of Investor-State Dispute Settlement DecisionsJones, K. International Atlantic Economic Society, Berlin, Germany (2017)
  • Cuba and the GATT/WTO SystemJones, K. IAES Meeting, Washington, DC (2016)
  • A Supply-Chain Chapter in the WTOJones, K. International Atlantic Economic Society, Boston (2015)
  • Reconstructing the WTO for the 21st CenturyJones, K. WTO Public Forum, Geneva, Switzerland (2015)
  • Patterns of Representation in WTO Committee Chairs: 1995-2012Jones, K. Gai, Y. 76th International Atlantic Economic Conference, Philadelphia, PA (2013)
  • Patterns of Representation in WTO Committee Chairs, 1995-2012Jones, K. Evolution of International Trading System: Prospects and Challenges, St. Petersburg, Russia (2013)
  • The Doha Round and the Development Divide: End of the Postwar Trade ConsensusJones, K. Association for Global Businnes, Annual Conference 2012, Washington, DC (2012)
  • Accession to the WTO: an Endurance Model ApproachJones, K. Gai, Y. Association for Global Business Conference, New Orleans, LA (2010)
  • Accession to the WTO: an Endurance Model ApproachJones, K. Gai, Y. IJAS Conference, Bad Hofgastein, Austria (2009)
  • Regionalism and the Problem of Representation in the WTOJones, K. UNU-CRIS conference, Warwick University, UK (2007)
  • The Political Economy of WTO Accession: the Unfinished Business of Universal MembershipJones, K. St. Petersburg State University Conference on Russian Accession to the WTO, St. Petersburg, Russia (2007)
  • The WTO and the Problem of CoherenceJones, K. Centre for the Study of International Institutions, Austria (2006)
  • The Political Economy of WTO Accession: the Unfinished Business of Universal MembershipJones, K. Atlantic Economic Society Meeting, Philadelphia (2006)
  • Representation in WTO Dispute Settlement CasesJones, K. Atlantic Economic Society Meeting, Berlin (2006)
  • Trade Policy, Poverty, and Foreign AidJones, K. Warwick University One World Week Forum, UK (2006)
  • Global Trade: Fair or Free?Jones, K. Warwick University One World Week Forum, UK (2005)
  • Green Room Politics and the WTOs Crisis of RepresentationJones, K. Centre for the Study of International Institutions Conference, Innsbruck, Austria (2004)
  • Free Trade vs. Protectionism: Whos Afraid of the WTO?Jones, K. Levinson , M. Caldwell, J. Mitsui Spearker Series, New York, NY (2004)
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