Kent Jones is Professor of Economics at Babson College, Wellesley Massachusetts, where he has taught since 1982 and served as Chair of the Economics Division from 1999-2005. He has also held visiting positions at Brandeis University, Tufts University/Fletcher School, and the University of Innsbruck. Dr. Jones also served as Senior Economist at the U.S. Department of State, specialising in trade policy issues, and as a Research Economist at the U.S. International Trade Commission. He has also served as a Consultant to the National Science Foundation and the International Labor Office on trade issues.
He completed his Ph.D. (1981) under the direction of Henryk Kierzkowski, Jan Tumlir, and Gerard Curzon at the Graduate Institute HEID, University of Geneva, where he had previously completed the Diplôme de hautes études internationales (1979). He also holds an M.A.L.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University (1979), and an A.B. from Oberlin College (1976). Dr. Jones is the author of numerous books and articles on trade policy, including Who's Afraid of the WTO? (2004), The Doha Blues: Institutional Crisis and Reform in the WTO (2010), and most recently, Reconstructing the WTO for the 21st Century.