Philip Jones


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Research interests

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

Teaching interests

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

Willing to supervise PhD

Interested in supervising students studying:

  • Public Expenditure
  • Taxation
  • Public Choice

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Projects 2010 2011

Research Output 1997 2017

Incumbency and distributive politics: intergovernmental transfers in Mexico

Abbott, A., Cabral, R. & Jones, P., 1 Oct 2017, In : Southern Economic Journal. 84, 2, p. 484-503 12226.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Intergovernmental transfers

'Individual failure' and a behavioural Public Sector economics

Barile, L., Cullis, J. & Jones, P., 30 Nov 2017, The Cambridge Handbook of Psychology and Economic Behaviour (2nd ed.). Lewis, A. (ed.). 2nd ed. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, p. 452-478 (Cambridge Handbooks in Psychology).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)

Fiscal illusion and cyclical government expenditure: state government expenditure in the United States

Abbott, A. & Jones, P., May 2016, In : Scottish Journal of Political Economy. 63, 2, p. 177-193

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Helping others or helping oneself? international subsidies and the provision of global public goods

Abul Naga, R. H. & Jones, P., 2016, Global public goods. Kaul, I. (ed.). Cheltenham, Glos.: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, p. 856-875 (The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics; vol. 321).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

5 Citations (Scopus)

Do poachers make harsh gamekeepers? Attitudes to tax evasion and to benefit fraud

Cullis, J., Jones, P., Lewis, A., Castiglioni, C. & Lozza, E., 1 Oct 2015, In : Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics. 58, p. 124-131 8 p., 145.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
benefit fraud
tax evasion