Edward A E Jones

BA (Hons), MSc, PCGE, PhD

Associate Professor of Finance

+44 (0)131 451 3492
Room 1.67
Mary Burton Building
Heriot-Watt University
Roles and responsibilities

Teaching responsibilities

Dr Jones currently teaches undergraduate and postgraduate modules in Corporate Governance and Securities Markets.

He also teaches on the Scottish Graduate Programme in Economics and supervises several PhD students.

Dissertation areas supervised:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Diversification
  • Joint ventures
  • Investment appraisal
  • Corporate governance
  • Corporate strategy
  • Event Studies
  • Real options
  • Transactions costs
  • Vertical integration

Research interests include:

  • Corporate governance
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Company news announcements
  • Event studies
  • Company investment decisions
  • Joint ventures
  • International diversification
Selected publications

Journal publications

Weetman P., Jones E.A.E., Adams C.A. and Gray S.J., Profit measurement and UK Accounting Standards: a case of increasing disharmony in relation to US GAAP and IASs, Accounting and Business Research, Summer, 28, 3, 1998. ANBAR Electronic Intelligence Citation of Excellence.

Adams C.A., Weetman P., Jones E.A.E. and Gray S.J., Reducing the Burden of US GAAP Reconciliations by Foreign Companies Listed in the United States: The Key Question of Materiality, The European Accounting Review, 8:1, 1999, reprinted in Nobes C.W. (ed.) Developments in International Accounting – General Issues and Classification, Edward Elgar, 2004.

Danbolt J., Hirst I.R.C. and Jones E.A.E., Measuring Growth Opportunities, Applied Financial Economics, 12:3, 2002.
Jones E.A.E.and Danbolt J., R&D Project Announcements and the Impact of Ownership Structure, Applied Economics Letters, 10, 14, November, 2003.

Jones E.A.E., Danbolt J. and Hirst I.R.C., Company Investment Announcements and the Market Value of the Firm, European Journal of Finance, 10:5, October, 2004.

Jones E.A.E.and Danbolt J., Joint Venture Investments and the Market Value of the Firm, Applied Financial Economics, Vol. 14, No. 18, December, 2004.

Jones E.A.E. and Danbolt J., Empirical evidence on the determinants of the stock market reaction to product and market diversification announcements, Applied Financial Economics, Vol. 15, 2005.

Sheridan L., Jones E.A.E. and Marston C.L., Corporate Governance Codes and the Supply of Corporate Information in the UK, Corporate Governance: An International Review, Vol. 14, No.5, September, 2006.

Hirst I.R.C, Danbolt J. and Jones E.A.E.., Required Rates of Return for Corporate Investment Appraisal in the Presence of Growth Opportunities, European Financial Management, Vol. 14, No.5, November, 2008.

Jones E.A.E. and Crook J., Wealth Effects to Bidding Companies resulting from Regulatory Interventions in the UK, Applied Financial Economics, Vol. 19, No. 8, 2008.

Danbolt J., Hirst I.R.C. and Jones E.A.E., The Growth Companies Puzzle?, Paper accepted for publication in European Journal of Finance, September, 2009.


Dr Eddie Jones joined the School as Senior Lecturer in Finance on 1st December 2009 having previously been Lecturer in Financial Economics at the University of Edinburgh. Dr Jones obtained his PhD at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh and has also worked as a Lecturer in Finance at the University of Wales, Swansea. He has authored a number of papers on corporate growth opportunities and company investment decisions.