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Dr Howard Jones

Associate Professor of Finance, Saïd Business School

Fellow by Special Election, College Lecturer in Linguistics


Most of my teaching is in corporate finance on the MBA, MFE (Master's in Financial Economics) and MLF (Master's in Law and Finance) programmes. I supervise students in various areas of empirical corporate finance. Please see my Saïd Business School website (right) for more details.

I also teach on the following German/linguistics courses. Finals: Old High German (Paper V/1), History of the German Language (Paper IV), Present-Day German (Paper V/2) and General Linguistics (Paper XIII); Prelims: General Linguistics (Paper VIII). Please see the Modern Languages website at

Research Interests

My finance research interests are in corporate finance, notably initial public offerings (IPOs), private equity, and institutional fund management.

In German and linguistics my research interests are in Germanic philology and verb semantics.

Recent Publications

  • Howard Jones and Morgan Macleod, 'The Status of Passive Constructions in Old English' in Transactions of the Philological Society, 116(1) (2018), 59-90
  • Howard Jones , Martin Luther: An Open Letter on Translating (New edition and translation - Taylorian Institute Library, 2017)
  • Tim Jenkinson, Howard Jones, and Jose Vicente Martinez, 'Picking Winners? Investment Consultants’ Recommendations of Fund Managers’' in Journal of Finance, 71(5) (2016), 2333-2370
  • Randall, W. and H. Jones, 'On The Early Origins Of The Germanic Preterite Presents' in Transactions of the Philological Society , 113(2) (2015), 137-176
  • Howard Jones and Rüdiger Stucke, 'A cheaper way to do IPOs' in Harvard Business Review, November (2013)
  • Mark Abrahamson, Tim Jenkinson, and Howard Jones, 'Why don't US issuers demand European fees for IPOs?' in Journal of Finance, 66(6) (2011), 2055-2082
  • Wilfried Meyer-Viol and Howard Jones, 'Reference time and the English past tenses' in Linguistics and Philosophy, 34(3) (2011), 223-256
  • Tim Jenkinson and Howard Jones, 'Competitive IPOs' in European Financial Management, 15(4) (2009), 733-756
  • Tim Jenkinson and Howard Jones, 'IPO Pricing and Allocations: A Survey of the Views of Institutional Investors' in Review of Financial Studies, 22(4) (2009), 1477-1504
  • Howard Jones, 'Aktionsart' in the Old High German Passive (Helmut Buske, 2009)
  • Tim Jenkinson and Howard Jones, 'The Economics of IPO Stabilisation, Syndicates and Naked Shorts' in European Financial Management, 13 (2007), 616-642
  • Tim Jenkinson and Howard Jones, 'Bids and Allocations in European IPO Bookbuilding' in Journal of Finance, 59:5 (2004), 2309-2338
  • Co-author, ‘Financial Analysts: Best Practices in an Integrated European Financial Market’, Experts’ Report to the European Commission, 2003

Academic Biography

  • Associate Professor of Finance, Saïd Business School (2015 - present)
  • Lecturer in Linguistics, Keble College (2011 - present)
  • Fellow, Keble College (2007 - present)
  • Senior Research Fellow, Saïd Business School (2005 - present)
  • Teaching Fellow in German, King’s College London (2005 - 2006)
  • Humanities Research Studentship in German, King’s College London (2004 - 2007)

College Contact Details

Dr Howard Jones
Keble College
Telephone: +44 (0)1865 272727
Fax: 01865 272705

Faculty/Dept. Information

Saïd Business School
Park End Street