Department of Economics

Professor Philip Jones

Philip Jones

Professor of Economics

3 East 4.20
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 38 5828

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  • Public Expenditure
  • Taxation
  • Public Choice

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Philip Jones has been a member of staff at Bath University since October 1978. Before arriving at Bath University, Philip was a Lecturer at Hull University.

In 1996 he was awarded the ‘Founders’ Prize’ by the Society for the Advancement of Socio- Economic for the best paper (co-authored with J G Cullis and A Lewis) at the Seventh International Conference on Social Economics.

In 2005 he was awarded the ‘Harrison Prize’ by the UK Political Studies Association for a paper published in Political Studies.

Research interests

Philip’s research interests are in public finance and public choice.

In more recent years Philip has developed research interests in ‘behavioral economics’ (publishing papers in the Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organization and in the Journal of Economic Psychology).

  • Public Sector Economics.
  • Public Finance
  • Public Choice Health Economics
  • Defence Economics
  • Economics of Charitable Behaviour


Philip has taught a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate course units (e.g. the economics of taxation, public expenditure and public choice, international trade, international taxation) and at Bath University he has supervised PhD research in these areas.


He has published in economics journals (e.g. the American Economic Review, the Economic Journal, the Journal of Public Economics, the Journal of Health Economics, Public Choice, Kyklos) and in politics journals (e.g. the British Journal of Political Science and Political Studies).

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