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Edward Thomas Jones

Senior Lecturer in Economics / Director of the Institute of European Finance, Bangor University

Dr Edward Thomas Jones is a Senior Lecturer in Economics at Bangor Business School, Bangor University, with professional experience of working in the private and public sector at a senior level. His research, which mostly has a policy focus, is primarily in the area of economics and innovation in public and private finance.

As a student, he obtained an undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Economics, a Masters in Banking and Finance, and in 2009 was awarded a PhD in Economics having specialised in economic growth (all at Bangor University). Prior to his academic career, Edward held various private-sector positions in the Irish banking industry, with specific experience in financial and economic modelling and capital calculations. His work was used to aid Senior Management decision-making, forecasting, and pricing, as well as to meet the requirements of public institutions, such as the European Banking Authority (EBA) and the Financial Service Authority (FSA).

Edward is Director at the Institute of European Finance research centre, a Non-Executive Director at Wales' only dedicated science park, and Chairman of Y Gymdeithas, an Anglesey-based charitable trust.


  • 2015–present
    Lecturer in Economics, Bangor University
  • 2019–present
    Non Executive Director, M-SParc
  • 2018–present
    Module Moderator, The Chartered Banker Institute
  • 2019–2020
    Expert Adviser to the Finance Committee, Welsh Parliament
  • 2013–2015
    Senior Manager, Bank of Ireland
  • 2010–2011
    Analyst, Allied Irish Bank
  • 2007–2010
    Assistant Manager, Anglo Irish Bank
  • 2004–2006
    Associate, Knowledge Transfer Partnership


  • 2015 
    Royal Statistical Society, Diploma
  • 2009 
    Bangor University, PhD (Econ.)
  • 2006 
    Chartered Management Institute, NVQ (Level 4) Management
  • 2002 
    Bangor University, MA Banking and Finance
  • 2001 
    Bangor University, BSc Economics and Mathematics

Professional Memberships

  • Chartered Management Institute
  • Royal Statistical Society