Newcastle University Business School

Staff Profile

Dr Jonathan Jones

DPD - BA Economics & Business Management



Jonathan Jones is a lecturer in Economics at Newcastle University Business School. His research interests are in empirical microeconomics applied specifically to foreign direct investment. His work has been published in a number of economics and regional science journals and is the co-author of a book on foreign direct investment and the regional economy. He has also been involved as an affiliate of the ESRC/UK government funded Spatial Economics Research Centre and his work has attracted media interest, including national and regional television, radio appearances, BBC web-based coverage and from the Financial Times. 

Roles and Responsibilities

Degree Programme Director, BA(Hons) Economics and Business Management (LN12)


PhD, Economics, University of Newcastle upon Tyne:

'The Nature and Performance of Inward Investment in North-East England: 1985-98' 

MA(Economics), University of Liverpool

BA(Hons), Economics/Accounting & Finance, University of Manchester


Research Interests

Foreign Direct Investment, Regional Economics, Applied Microeconomics

Current Papers under Submission

"Agglomeration Economies and the Location of Foreign Direct Investment: A Meta-Analysis"

“The European Union Accession Process and the Timing of Foreign Direct Investments in the CEECs” (with Ilona Serwicka and Colin Wren).                

“Intermediate and Non-Intermediate Markets and FDI Location: An IO-Transaction Table Approach” (with Colin Wren).

Postgraduate Supervision

Qianyi Zhou: Location of BRICS FDI within the European Union.

Ilona Serwicka: FDI Location across EU Regions and Enlargement.

Abdulaziz Almahmood: Inward FDI and Saudi Arabia.

Previous Work and Affiliations

Affiliate of Spatial Economics Research Centre:

On the Relative Importance of Agglomeration Economies in the Location of FDI Across British Regions

The Dynamics of FDI Location: A Markov Analysis for British Regions

FDI Location Across British Regions and Inward Investment Policy

Foreign Direct Investment and Prospects for the Northern Region

Re-Investment and the Survival of Foreign-Owned Plants 




Module Leader:

ECO3026 Industrial Economics and Policy
ECO2009 Empirical Economic Analysis

Previous Teaching:

ECO2004 Microeconomic Analysis
ECO106 Statistics for Economists
ECO110 Mathematics for Economics
ECO312 Public Economics
BSM824 Applied Time Series Modelling and Forecasting