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Edward Samuel Jones

Edward Samuel Jones

Associate Professor

Sam Jones is a development economist with interests in applied economic and policy analysis in developing countries, focussing on sub-Saharan Africa and Lusophone Africa in particular. He works extensively with macro- and micro-economic data from developing countries, applying a range of empirical tools.

In addition to academic activities, Sam has professional field experience including seven years advising the government of Mozambique, as well as shorter visits to Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Vietnam (among others).

Primary fields of research

Sam's specific research areas cover the economics of foreign aid, education quality, labour markets, policy (impact) evaluations, economic growth and poverty/welfare analysis including multi-dimensional deprivation.


Sam is currently teaching a Master's course on applied macroeconomic and policy analysis in developing countries. Previously he has taught courses covering development in Africa, African economics and foreign aid.

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Aid, growth, and development: Have we come full circle?

    Arndt, C., Jones, E. S. & Tarp, F. 2010 In : Journal of Globalization and Development. 1, 2, p. Article 5 27 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  2. Published

    Explaining the Evolution of Poverty: The Case of Mozambique

    Arndt, C., Hussain, A., Jones, E. S., Nhate, V., Tarp, F. & Thurlow, J. 2012 In : American Journal of Agricultural Economics. 94, 4, p. 854-872

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  3. Published

    Innovating foreign aid - progress and problems

    Jones, E. S. 2012 In : Journal of International Development. 24, 1, p. 1-16 16 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  4. Published

    Aid and Development: The Mozambican Case

    Arndt, C., Jones, E. S. & Tarp, F. 2007 Theory and Practice of Foreign Aid. Lahiri, S. (ed.). Elsevier Science, p. 235-288 (Frontiers of Economics and Globalization, Vol. 1).

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewBook chapter

  5. Published

    The Economics of Smallholder Organic Contract Farming in Tropical Africa

    Bolwig, S., Gibbon, P. & Jones, E. S. 2009 In : World Development. 37, 6, p. 1094-1104 11 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  6. Published

    Developing Agricultural Markets in Sub-Saharan Africa: Organic Cocoa in Rural Uganda

    Jones, E. S. & Gibbon, P. 2011 In : Journal of Development Studies. 47, 10, p. 1595-1618

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

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