Research and Recent Publications: PHILIP JONES


Academic Positions

1998 - to date Professor of Economics

1996 - to date Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Economic Psychology



B.A.(Economics), University of Wales,

M.A. (Economics of Public Policy), University of Leicester,

Ph. D. " Economic Analysis of Collective Behaviour", University of Leicester.


Recent Publications


(with J G Cullis) Public Finance and Public Choice: Alternative Perspectives, second edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998.

Journal Articles

(with J Hudson) Political Parties, Political Integrity and Public Policy: a Transactions Costs Approach, Political Studies, vol 49, no 1, 2001, pp 70-88.

(with J Hudson ) Measuring the Efficiency of Stochastic Signals of Product Quality, Information Economics and Policy, vol 13, 20001, 35-49.

 (with J G Cullis and C Propper) "Waiting and Medical Treatment: Analyses and Policies", Chapter 28 in A. J. Culyer and J. P. Newhouse (eds), North Holland Handbook on Health Economics, Amsterdam: Elsevier 2000.

(with J Hudson) "Civic Duty and Expressive Voting: Is Virtue its Own Reward?" Kyklos, vol 53, Fasc 1 2000, pp.3-16.

(with J G Cullis) " ’Individual Failure’ and the Analytics of Social Policy ", Journal of Social Policy, vol 29, no 1, 2000.pp.73-93

Rent Seeking and Defence Expenditure", Defence and Peace Economics, vol 10, no 2, 1999, pp 117-224.

(with F. Balassone) " Tax Evasion and Tax Rates: Properties of a Penalty Structure" Public Finance Review ,vol 26, no 3, May 1998, pp 270-85.

(with J G Cullis) "In-kind versus Cash Transfers: Assessing Disbursement" Public Finance Review, vol 25, no 1, January 1997 pp 25-43.

(with J Hudson) "The Quality of Political Leadership: A Case Study of John Major", British Journal of Political Science, vol 26. 1996, pp.292-44

(with J. Hudson) "Standardization and the Costs of Assessing Quality", European Journal of Political Economy, vol 12, no.2, Sept, 1996, pp.355-62.

(with J. Hudson) "Signalling Product Quality: When is Price Relevant", Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, vol 30, no.2, August, 1996 pp 251-66.

Rents from In-Kind Subsidy: ‘Charity’ in the Public Sector, Public Choice, vol 86, nos. 3-4 March, 1996, pp. 359-87.

(with J G Cullis) " Decision Making in Quasi Markets: A Pedagogic Analysis" Journal of Health Economics, vol 15, no. 2, 1996 pp.187-208.

(with J G Cullis) "What A Difference a Day makes.... Concern About a New Approach to the Valuation of Human Life", Journal of Public Economics, vol, 61, no.3, 1996, pp 455-7.

(with J G Cullis) " Legitimate and Illegitimate Transfers: Dealing with ‘Political’ Cost Benefit Analysis", International Review of Law and Economics, vol 6, no.2, June, 1996.

(with J G Cullis) "Bureaucracy and Intergovernmental Grants: A Comment", Kyklos vol 47, Fasc 3, 1994, pp. 437-48.

(with J G Cullis and O Morrissey) "The Charge of the Tax Brigade: A Case Study of Government Failure and Tax Reform", European Journal of Political Economy, vol 9, no. 3, Spring 1993, pp.407-26. (reprinted in Sven Steinmo (ed), Tax Policy, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar 1997)

"Preferences for Private Goods: A Public Choice Critique of the Political Process", Political Studies, vol. XLI no.3, Sept 1993, pp.492-505.

(with J G Cullis) "Public Choice and Public Policy: The Vulnerability of Economic Advice to the Interpretation of Politicians", Public Choice, vol. 75, 1993, pp 63-77.

(with J G Cullis) "The Economics of Bureaucracy," pp. 86-102 in Norman Gemmell (ed.) The Growth of the Public Sector: Theories and International Evidence (Aldershot: Edward Elgar: 1993)

(with J G Cullis and O Morrissey) "Evaluating the Poll Tax as a Tax Reform," Local Government Studies, vol 19, no.1, Spring, 1993, pp. 7-91.

(with R. Bowles) "Nonpayment of Poll Tax: An Exploratory Analysis of Tax Resistance" International Review of Law and Economics vol 13, 1993, pp. 445-455.

(with J G Cullis ) "Does it Make Sense to Double Count ? Problems in Assessing Rent-Seeking Costs", Public Finance Quarterly, vol 20, no.3, July 1992, pp. 378-89.

(with R Bowles) "Equity and the EC Budget: A Pooled Cross-Section Time Series Analysis", European Journal of Social Policy, vol 2, no. 2, 1992, 87- 106.

(with R Bowles) "Political Participation and the Limits to Redistribution" European Journal of Political Economy, vol 7, 1991, pp. 127-139.

(with R Bowles) "Fairness and the EC Budget: Is Spain Tilting at Windmills?", Intereconomics, vol 26, no.5, September/October 1991, pp. 244-47.

(with J G Cullis and O Morrisey) "Public Choice Perspectives on the Poll Tax", Economic Journal, vol 101, no.406, May 1991 pp.600-14


Prizes: ( with J. G. Cullis and A Lewis) "Public versus Private Provision of Altruism: Can Fiscal Policy Make Individuals ‘Better’ People?" Kyklos, vol 51, Fasc 1, 1998, pp3-24. ( -Awarded the ‘Founders’ Prize’ by the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics).


Teaching at Bath University: second year undergraduate courses (Economics of Politics, Economic Organisation of the European Union); final year undergraduate courses (Public Expenditure and Public Choice; Economics of Taxation; International Trade); postgraduate courses for M. Sc. in Fiscal Studies (International Taxation, Microeconomics of Taxation).