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Sam Jones

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Curriculum Vitae (short)

Current work

2018 - now Research Fellow, UNU-WIDER (Ministry of Economy and Finance, Mozambique)

2014 - now Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen (on leave of public service)

Former work

2012 - 2014 Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen

2010 - 2012 Senior Resident Advisor, Ministry of Planning and Development, Directorate of Studies and Policy Analysis, Government of Mozambique

2007 - 2008 Senior Researcher, Danish Institute for International Studies

2003 - 2007 ODI Fellow (and then consultant), Ministry of Planning and Finance, Government of Mozambique

2001 - 2002 Research Associate, Opinion Leader Research, London

1998 - 2000 Associate, Emerging Markets Banking Supervision, Financial Services Authority, (formerly Bank of England), London


2012 University of Copenhagen PhD, Economics

2003 University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies MSc, Political Economy of Development

1998 University of Cambridge BA, Social and Political Sciences


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Recent presentations

2022/02 What drove the profitability of colonial firms? Labour coercion and trade preferences on the Sena Sugar Estates (1920-1974), UNU-WIDER, Helsinki, brown-bag seminar series

2022/02 Extending Multidimensional Poverty Identification From Additive Weights to Minimal Bundles, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), seminar series (joint with Institute for International Economic Policy, George Washington University and the UNDP Human Development Report Office)

2021/10 Doing business while holding public office: Evidence from Mozambique’s firm registry, University of Cape Town, School of Economics, seminar series

2021/09 Informal freelancers in the time of COVID-19: insights from a digital matching platform in Mozambique, 5th Annual IZA/World Bank/NJD/UNU-WIDER Jobs and Development Conference; and UNU-WIDER annual conference.

2021/08 How biased are measures of intergenerational educational mobility? Practical guidance from a simulation framework, UNU-WIDER seminar, Helsinki (online)

2021/03 Updating great expectations: the effect of peer salary information on future own-earnings beliefs, CSAE Conference 2021, Oxford (online)