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

“Does Service FDI Locate Differently to Manufacturing FDI? A Regional Analysis for Great Britain” (with Colin Wren).                 

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

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