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Deputy Director, Global Economic Governance Programme, University of Oxford

Emily Jones is deputy director of the Global Economic Governance Programme at Oxford. She holds a research fellowship at University College and is a Research Associate at the Blavatnik School of Government. Emily oversees GEG’s research and coordinates the Global Leadership Fellows Programme. Her research examines asymmetric negotiations in international political economy, with a focus on trade. She is leading a joint project between GEG and the Commonwealth Secretariat that explores the ways that small developing countries can best exert influence over the outcome of trade negotiations.

Emily has worked at GEG since 2008. Prior to this, she was a researcher and policy adviser for Oxfam, an ODI fellow and then a consultant in the Ghanaian Ministry of Trade and Industry, and an associate professional officer in the UK’s Department for International Development in Brazil. She has undertaken many consultancy projects including for the Commonwealth Secretariat, the Institute for Public Policy Research, the German Marshall Fund, and Oxfam International.

Emily is the author of Negotiating Against the Odds: A Guide for Trade Negotiators from Developing Countries (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) and co-author of Manoeuvring at the Margins: Constraints Faced by Small States in Trade Negotiations (Commonwealth Secretariat, 2010). She holds a DPhil in International Political Economy from the University of Oxford and her thesis examined recent trade negotiations between the Europe Union and African, Caribbean and Pacific countries. She gained a distinction in her MSc in Development Economics from the School of African and Oriental Studies, University of London, and holds a first class BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford.


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    Deputy Director, Global Economic Governance Programme, University of Oxford