Research Professor in Economics
|Title||Associate Professor of Economics, Emeritus|
Michael Jones attended Williams College as an undergraduate and received his Ph.D. in economics from Yale. Before joining the Bowdoin faculty in 1987, he taught economics at Wesleyan University and at Yale. Sandwiched among these teaching positions he has worked and/or researched at the Federal Reserve in Washington; at the Institute for International Economic Studies in Stockholm; and, most recently, at the International Monetary Fund in Washington.
Jones' research interests lie in international economics. In the area of international macroeconomics and finance, he has written on topics such as international policy coordination, the choice of exchange rate arrangements, and speculative bubbles in currency markets. In the area of international trade, he has written on the measurement of protectionism and the creation of preferential trading agreements. Currently, he is focussing on how the emerging linkages between the economies of Central Europe and Western markets will affect the pace and success of the transition of the formerly planned economies.