Philip Jones: Professor
Telephone: +44 1225 385828
Fax: +44 1225 383423
E-mail Address: P.R.Jones@bath.ac.uk
Department of Economics & International Development,
University of Bath, Bath
BA2 7AY, United Kingdom
was awarded a BA (Economics) degree by the University of Wales and
subsequently awarded an MA (Economics of Public Policy) and a Ph
D from the University of Leicester. His Ph D research focused on
an economic analysis of collective behaviour. Before arriving at
Bath University, Philip lectured for six years at the University
At Bath, Philip
has been responsible for teaching courses at both undergraduate
and postgraduate level. At present, he is responsible for the final
year undergraduate courses ECOI0034 International Trade; ECOI0035
Public Choice and Public Expenditure and ECOI0036 Economics of Taxation.
He is also responsible for ECOI0079 Economics of Politics which
is a second level course and which applies economic analysis to
questions which are more often considered by political scientists.
Formerly, he has been responsible for teaching Principles of Microeconomics
and Principles of Macroeconomics at first and second year levels.
For Postgraduate programmes (e.g. M. Sc. in Fiscal Studies) he has
taught courses on Microeconomic Theory of Taxation; Cost Benefit
Analysis and International Taxation.
a range of pedagogical styles. Lectures are accompanied by seminars
in which students engage present solutions to questions and engage
in discussion. The emphasis is on understanding how analysis 'works'
and on how it can be applied. At the same time, the sensitivity
of analysis to underlying assumptions is stressed and students are
encouraged to recognise the limitations associated with theoretical
teaching in different ways. Philip researches in areas of mainstream
economics and is also interested in interdisciplinary issues. He
publishes in political science journals as well as in economic journals.
He has research interests in behavioural economics and is a member
of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Economic Psychology. He
is also a member of the Advisory Board of the European Centre for
the Study of Public Choice (based at the University of Rome).
such as ECOI 0035 Public Expenditure and Public Choice and ECOI0036
Economics of Taxation Philip's text book (co-authored with John
Cullis) is used as one of the key texts. The book, Public Finance
and Public Choice, second edition, Oxford, Oxford University Press,
1998 provides a basis from which further analysis is developed.
It has been used widely in UK universities and also in universities
in other countries. In former years, John Cullis and Philip Jones,
Microeconomics of the Public Economy A Defence of Leviathan Basil
Blackwell, 1987, has also proved an important reference.
Philip has taught
and examined at the University of Hull, the University of Bristol,
and Cranfield Institute of Technology. He has examined externally
for Glasgow Caledonian University, for the Civil Service Commission
and for the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.
He has been advisor to the International Baccalaureate and has held
the position of Chief Examiner in Economics for the International
Baccalaureate. He has acted as consultant for the British Council.