Newcastle University Business School

Staff Profile

Dr Jonathan Jones

Lecturer - Economics; DPD for BA (Hons) Economics and Business Management (LN12)



Jonathan Jones is a lecturer in Economics at Newcastle University Business School. His research interests are in empirical microeconomics that are applied specifically to foreign direct investment where he has developed an international reputation within the cross-disciplinary area of economics, regional science, geography and international business. This is from publication in a number of economics and regional science journals and being the co-author of books on Foreign Direct Investment and the Regional Economy and Understanding the Location of Foreign Direct Investment. He has also been involved as an affiliate of the ESRC/UK government funded Spatial Economics Research Centre (SERC) and his work has attracted media interest that includes national and regional television, newspapers, radio appearances and BBC web-based coverage.


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

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Research Interests

Foreign Direct Investment, Regional Economics, Applied Microeconomics

Current Papers under Submission

"The Motives for FDI Location in Europe and EU Enlargement" (with Ilona Serwicka and Colin Wren).

“European Integration and the Border Effect in FDI Location” (with Ilona Serwicka and Colin Wren).


Postgraduate Supervision

Neha Tengur: Tax Structure and Electoral Cycles: Evidence from the European Union

Putu Sudiana: The Political Economy of Tax Incentives and FDI

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.

SERC Discussion Papers:

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 



Roles and Responsibilities

Degree Programme Director for the BA(Hons) Economics and Business Management (LN12) degree programme

Module Leader

ECO3026 Industrial Economics and Policy

ECO2009 Econometric Analysis

Previous Teaching

ECO2003 Economic Modelling

ECO2004 Microeconomic Analysis

ECO106 Statistics for Economists

ECO110 Mathematics for Economics

ECO312 Public Economics

BSM824 Applied Time Series Modelling and Forecasting