DR Evan jones

BCom Melb. MA Mich. State. PhD Mich. State

Dr Evan Jones

Email

evan.jones@sydney.edu.au

Address

H04 - Merewether
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Dr Evan Jones joined the Economics Faculty in 1973 and taught in the Political Economy program until 2005. Past publications have been oriented to the political economy of industry and economic policy, Australian economic development, and the methodology and sociology of the economics discipline.

Research Interests

  • Post World War II Australian economic history
  • Bank malpractice against small business customers
  • Small business subordination to corporate business in the marketplace
  • French politics

Publications

2014

Article/s

Jones E 2014 ‘The Pariah State’, Counterpunch, 1 August.

Jones E 2014 ‘Westpac, the Foreign Currency Loans Scandal and the de Jersey Factor’, bankvictims.com.au, 26 March.

Short Article/s

Jones E 2014‘Too Big to Gaol’, Australian Options, Spring 2014, pp.16-19.

Jones E 2014 ‘France’s 1000 Cow Factory’, Counterpunch, 10 October.
        Reproduced in The Ecologist (UK), 17 October.

Jones E 2014 ‘The Fairfax press and the Gaza massacre’, Independent Australia, 12 September & 13 September.

Jones E 2014 ‘The Occupation is Forever’, Counterpunch, 8 August.
        Translated into French, Mediapart, 13 August.

Jones E 2014 ‘The Gaza massacre, MH17 and the faux Fairfax foreign affairs narrative’, Independent Australia, 22 July.

Jones E 2014 ‘The Israel Lobby and French Politics’, Counterpunch, 9 July.
        Translated into French, Mediapart, 10 July.

Jones E 2014 ‘CBA, ASIC and the political class: Partners in crime’, Independent Australia, 7 July.

Jones E 2014 ‘Domestic Cold War Casualties: France as Exemplar’, Counterpunch, 20 May. (Reproduced on French News Online)

Jones E 2014 Jones E 2014 ‘Joe Hockey’s budgetary tour de farce’, Independent Australia, 7 May.

Jones E 2014 ‘Oppose Book Worship’, JAPE Blogspot, 24 April.

Jones E 2014 ‘The CBAs crime against BankWest borrowers revisited’, bankvictims.com.au, 8 April.

Jones E 2014 ‘Open letter to NAB Director Ken Henry’, bankvictims.com.au, 7 April.

Jones E 2014 ‘Ukraine, the U.S. and the Fairfax press’, Independent Australia, 4 March.

Jones E 2014 ‘Rejoinder to NAB response to Priestley ASIC Inquiry submissions’, bankvictims.com.au, 20 February.

Jones E 2014 ‘The Fall of France’, Counterpunch, 14 February.

Translation/s

Jones E 2014 ‘The Muses and Death’, Shlomo Sand, ‘Les Muses et La Mort’, Counterpunch, 28 August.

Jones E 2014 ‘The Secret Meeting of 11 June 1965 on European Monetary Union’, from François Asselineau & François-Xavier Grison, ‘La réunion secrète du 11 juin 1965 sur l’Union monétaire européenne’, Voltaire Network, 24 June

Report/s

Jones E 2014 Submission to Murray Financial System Inquiry, 25 June.

Jones E 2014 Submission to Treasury Review of Unfair Contract Terms, 6 June.

Jones E 2014 Second Submission to The performance of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Inquiry, Senate Economics Committee, 9 January.

2013

Short Article/s

Jones E 2013 ‘Bank Corruption Down Under’, Counterpunch (US), 31 December.

Jones E 2013 ‘RBS exposed as SME predator, but in Australia …’, bankvictims.com.au, 3 December.

Jones E 2013 ‘Peter Hartcher: the fifth columnist’, Independent Australia, 20 November.

Jones E 2013 ‘The NAB’s ongoing corruption’, bankvictims.com.au, 17 October.

Jones E 2013 ‘Economics for Idiots’, Independent Australia, 30 September.

Jones E 2013 ‘Roger Corbett's Path To The Top’, New Matilda, 13 September.

Jones E 2013 ‘Are there any grains in the northern bowl?’ [Andrew Robb and Coalition Agriculture Strategy], Online Opinion, 3 September.

Jones E 2013 ‘Can Millers Point Fight Gentrification?’, New Matilda, 19 August.

Jones E 2013 ‘The sliding scales of justice in Queensland’, bankvictims.com.au, 20 July.

Jones E 2013 ‘CBA/BankWest unconscionability and the courts’, Online Opinion, 18 July.

Jones E 2013 ‘The NAB, small business and the wilful ignorance of judges’ [Priestley v NAB Part II], Independent Australia, 16 June.

Jones E 2013 ‘Big business beseiged Fairfax is un-Manning the barricades’, Independent Australia, 20 May.

Jones E 2013 “Flogging a dead horsemeat lasagne”, Independent Australia, 25 March.

Jones E 2013 “The Fall and Rise of the French Rothschilds” [review of Martine Orange, Rothschild: une banque au pouvoir], Counterpunch, 23 February.

Jones E 2013 “Business as usual at the NAB and grab”, Independent Australia, 16 January.

Report/s

Jones E 2013 Submission to The performance of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Inquiry, Senate Economics Committee, 3 September.

2012

Short Aritcle/s

Jones E 2012Turning a blind eye to white collar crime’, Independent Australia, 25 October.

Jones E 2012 ‘The Commonwealth Bank Takedown of BankWest Customers’. Independent Australia
Part 1, 29 August.
http://www.independentaustralia.net/2012/independent-australia-journal/investigations/the-commonwealth-bank-takedown-of-bankwest-customers-part-1/

Part 2, 7 September.
http://www.independentaustralia.net/2012/business/finance-2/the-commonwealth-bank-takedown-of-bankwest-customers-part-two/

Part 3, 22 September.
http://www.independentaustralia.net/2012/independent-australia-journal/investigations/the-commonwealth-bank-takedown-of-bankwest-customers-part-3/

Part 4, 15 October.
http://www.independentaustralia.net/2012/independent-australia-journal/investigations/the-commonwealth-bank-takedown-of-bankwest-customers-part-4/

Jones E 2012 ‘JC Decaux makes my day’, Independent Australia, 13 August.

Jones E 2012 ‘[France Telecom:] The Privatization From Hell’, Counterpunch, 23 July.

Jones E 2012 ‘Understanding Sarkozy’, Counterpunch, 26 June.

Jones E 2012 ‘The NAB spin machine in overdrive’, Independent Australia, 16 June.

Jones E 2012 ‘Banks, Parliamentary Committees and the little person’, Independent Australia, 13 June.

Jones E 2012 ‘Hollande may not like it, but French nuclear is full steam ahead’, The Conversation, 18 May.

Jones E 2012 “Minister for Small Business? More like the Minister for Nothing”, The Conversation, 27 January.

Book Review/s

Jones E 2012 Extended Lending: The Case for a State-Backed Investment Bank, David Merlin-Jones with Lucy Hatton, News Weekly, 21 July.

Report/s

Jones E 2012 Submission to the Inquiry into the post-GFC banking sector, Senate Economics Committee, 3 May. (held in camera)

Unpublished Paper/s

Jones E 2012 'The Dark Side of the Commonwealth Bank', March.

2011

Journal Article/s

Jones E 2011 “Myth and Reality in Selling the Market Mechanism: The Case of Corporate Business Overlordship of Small Business”, Journal of Australian Political Economy, No.68, Summer, pp.62-85.

Jones E 2011 “Neoliberalism in France”, review article on L’État Démantelé: Enquête sur une révolution silencieuse, Laurent Bonelli & Willy Pelletier (eds.), Journal of Australian Political Economy, No.68, Summer, pp.249-257.

Book Review/s

Jones E 2011 Extreme Money: the Masters of the Universe and the cult of risk, Satyajit Das, Australian Options, Summer, pp.30-31.

Short Article/s

Jones E 2011 “Banks: still the untouchables”, Canberra Times, 13 December.

Jones E 2011 “The Retail Duopoly and the Competition Regulator”, Brisbane Institute, 31 October.

Jones E 2011 “Economic turmoil means we all must face reality”, Canberra Times, 12 September.

Jones E 2011 “The Feral Coalition”, New Matilda, 30 August.

Jones E 2011 ‘Coles and Woolworths duopoly hard to swallow’, The Conversation, 6 April.

Jones E 2011 ‘All Power to the Big Four’, On Line Opinion, 14 March.

Smilde R, Jones E 2011 ‘Australia Post Goes Postal’, New Matilda, 18 February.

Unpublished paper/s

Jones E 2011 'Illusion and Reality at the National Australia Bank Part II', July.

Translation/s

Jones E 2011 ‘The stuttering of the Euro crisis’, from Jean-Claude Paye, ‘La crise de l’euro bégaie’, Voltaire Network, 14 January.

2010

Journal Article/s

Jones E 2010 ‘The Chicago School, Hayek and the Mont Pèlerin Society’, Journal of Australian Political Economy, No.65, Winter, pp.139-155.

Short Article/s

Jones E 2010 ‘Battling For The Big Four’, New Matilda, 18 November.

Jones E 2010 ‘The Achilles heel of farm debt mediation’, On Line Opinion, 31 August.

Jones E 2010 ‘Welcome To The Age Of Financialisation’, New Matilda, 3 June.

Jones E 2010 ‘Can Finance Writers Find Europe On A Map?’, New Matilda, 9 June.

Jones E 2010 ‘The Real Problem With Europe’s Economy’, New Matilda, 10 June.

Report/s

Jones E 2010 Submission to the Inquiry into Competition within the Australian banking sector, Senate Standing Committee on Economics, November. (censored)

Translation/s

Jones E, Rabet D 2010 ‘The EU and the Hedge Funds: regulation or the relinquishment of European sovereignty?’ from Jean-Claude Paye, ‘L’UE et les «hedge funds»: régulation ou abandon du territoire européen?’, Voltaire Network, 22 November.

Jones E, Rabet D 2010 ‘Hungary defies the IMF’, from Jérome Duval, ‘La Hongrie défie le FMI’, Voltaire Network, 14 August.

Jones E, Rabet D 2010, ‘€uro: the worst case scenario’, from Jean-Michel Vernochet, ‘€uro: l’hypothèse du pire’, Voltaire Network, 11 June.

Jones E, Rabet D 2010, ‘Hit by the crisis, Spain moves into recession’, from Jérome Duval, ‘Frappée par la crise, l’Espagne entre en recession’, Voltaire Network, 30 June.

Jones E 2010, ’The attack on the Euro and the dismantling of the European Union’, from Jean-Claude Paye, ‘Attaque contre l’euro et démantèlement de l’Union Européenne’, Voltaire Network, 23 July.

Symposium

Jones E 2010 ‘Big Business v Small Business: the ideological market trumps the real world market’, Contesting Markets Symposium, Sydney University, 30 September.

Unpublished Paper/s

Jones E 2010 'Business to business unconscionability - ASIC missing in action', October.

Jones E 2010 'Illusion and reality at the National Australia Bank', October.

2009

Book/s

Butler G, Jones E, Stilwell F 2009. Political Economy Now! The Struggle for alternative economics at the University of Sydney, Sydney: Darlington Press.

Journal Article/s

Jones E 2009 ‘The Crisis and the Australian Financial Sector’, Journal of Australian Political Economy, No.64, Summer, pp.91-116. http://www.jape.org/component/option,com_remository/Itemid,26/func,fileinfo/id,129/

Short Article/s

Jones E 2009 ‘The Naïve and Sentimental Rent-Seeker’, New Matilda, 22 October.

Jones E 2009 ‘The oxymoron that is banking competition’”, On Line Opinion, 20 November. http://www.onlineopinion.com.au/view.asp?article=9717&page=0

Report/s

Jones E 2009. Submission to the Inquiry into Aspects of Bank Mergers, Senate Standing Committee on Economics, January. (censored)

Jones E 2009. Submission to the Inquiry into Australia’s Judicial System and the Role of Judges, Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, March. (censored)

2008

Journal Article/s

Jones E 2008. ‘A Paean to the Keating Legacy’, Australian Review of Public Affairs (Book Review – David Love, Unfinished Business: Paul Keating’s Interrupted Revolution), October. http://www.australianreview.net/digest/2008/10/jones.html

Report/s

Jones E 2008. Submission to the Inquiry into the Franchising Code of Conduct, Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services, September 2008. (censored)

Jones E 2008. Submission to the Inquiry into The need, scope and content of a definition of unconscionable conduct for the purposes of Part IVA of the Trade Practices Act 1974, October 2008. (censored)

Jones E 2008 Submission to the Review of Australia's Export Policies and Programs initiated by Trade Minister Mr Simon Crean, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, May 2008

Short Article/s

Jones E 2008. 'Banks must be kept in check', Canberra Times, 13 October.

Jones E 2008. 'Big Banks Win as Labor Screws Small Business', New Matilda, 6 November. http://newmatilda.com/2008/11/06/big-banks-win-labor-screws-small-business

Jones E 2008 'Why the St. George Takeover Matters', New Matilda, 20 May.

Seminar/s

Jones E 2008. 'Bank Victimisation of Small Business Borrowers: a case study in the structural power of monopoly capital', Department of Political Economy, University of Sydney, 15 September.

Jones E 2008. 'Factors behind the Financial Meltdown', Master of International Studies program, Macquarie University, 12 November.

Unpublished Paper/s

Jones E 2008 'Shadow Ledgers and the Default Process in the Australian Banking Sector' [co-author John Salmon], March. Appendices

2007

Report/s

Jones E 2007 Submission to the Inquiry into the Provisions of the Trade Practices Legislation Amendment Bill (No.1) 2007 and Trade Practices Amendment (Predatory Pricing) Bill 2007, July 2007

Short Article/s

Jones E 2007 ‘Rudd lets Industry Policy out of the Closet’, Centre for Policy Development, 27 January 2007

Jones E 2007 ‘The French Other’, New Matilda, 18 April

Jones E 2007 ‘Small business suffers under a weak Trade Practices Act’, Canberra Times, 12 June.

Jones E 2007 ‘Howard the Infallible’, New Matilda, 20 June.

Jones E 2007 ‘What Labor Can Learn From Itself’, New Matilda, 18 July.

Jones E 2007 ‘What’s Wrong with the Reserve Bank’, New Matilda, 15 August.

Jones E 2007 ‘Law Firms and the Big End of Town’, New Matilda, 23 October.

Jones E 2007 ‘The Raid on Great Western: Why an Australian Bank Might Spell Doom for the American Farm Belt’, Counterpunch, 12 December.

Seminar/s

Jones E 2007. 'Small Business – Corporate Business Relations: dimensions of structural subordination in Australia', Department of Economics, Policy and Tourism, University of Newcastle, 18 May.

Unpublished Paper/s

Jones E 2007 ‘The National Australia Bank v Walter/Palatinat: A Case Study in the Adverse Small Business Environment in Australia’, April.

2006

Journal Article/s

Jones E 2006 'Galbraith´s Lessons in Death', Australian Review of Public Affairs (online), vol.11.

Jones E 2006 'J. K. Galbraith´, Obituary', Journal of Australian Political Economy, vol.57:June.

Jones E 2006 'The Charlatanry of Milton Friedman Obituary', Workers Online, vol.1:December.

Jones E 2006 'The Evolution of Industry Policy under Howard', Australian Review of Public Affairs (online).

Jones E 2006 'The Experience of a Deregulated Finance Sector', Arena, vol.82:April-May.

Conference Proceeding/s

Jones E 2006 'Macroeconomic Policy and Industrial Structure: Contested Parameters of Economic Policy in Post-World War II Australia', Fifth Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference , UNSW.

Unpublished Paper/s

Jones E 2006 ‘The Australian retail duopoly as contrary to the public interest’, April.

2005

Journal Article/s

Jones E 2005 'Industry Policy in the 1990s: Working Nation, its Context and Beyond', Journal of Economic and Social Policy, vol.9:2, pp. 35-53.

Jones E 2005 'Liquor Retailing and the Coles/Woolworths Juggernaut', Journal of Australian Political Economy, vol.55, pp. 23-47.

Internal Working Paper/s

Jones E 2005 'Small Business - Corporate Business Relations: Dimensions of structural subordination in Australia', Sydney: Sydney University, School of Economics and Political Science.(328Kb)

Jones E 2005 'The Foreign Currency Loan Experience in 1980s Australia with particular reference to the Commonwealth Bank of Australia : bank documents, bank culture, and foreign currency loan litigation', Sydney: Sydney University, School of Economics and Political Science.(299Kb)

Jones E 2005 'The Foreign Currency Loan Experience in 1980s Australia: Dwyer v Commonwealth Bank of Australia - A case study in litigation culture', Sydney: Sydney University, School of Economics and Political Science. (295Kb)

2004

Journal Article/s

Jones E 2004 'On first looking into Edwards´ Keating', The Drawing Board - Digest.

Internal Working Paper/s

Jones E 2004 'The Banks and Small Business Borrowers: case studies of adversity': University of Sydney, School of Economics and Political Science. (860Kb)

2003

Journal Article/s

Jones E 2003 'Nugget Coombs and his place in the postwar order', The Drawing Board, vol.4:1, pp. 23-44.

Report/s

Jones E 2003 'The Effectiveness of the 1974 Trade Practices Act in Protecting Small Business', Submission to the Senate Economics References Committee Inquiry.

Internal Working Paper/s

Jones E 2003 'Macroeconomic Policy and Industrial Structure: Contested Parameters of Economic Policy in Post-World War II Australia', Sydney: Sydney University, School of Economics and Political Science.

2002

Journal Article/s

Jones E 2002 'Against Economics by Rajani Kanth', Review of Radical Political Economics, vol.34:3, pp. 371-374.

Jones E 2002 'Australia and the Global Trade System: from Havana to Seattle by Ann Capling', The Drawing Board.

Jones E 2002 'Menzies' Razor Gang: Public Service Retrenchment in 1951', Canberra Bulletin of Public Administration, vol.104, pp. 33-36.

Jones E 2002 'Post-World War Two Industry Policy: Opportunities and Constraints', Australian Economic History Review, vol.42:3, pp. 312-33.

Jones E 2002 'Rural Finance in Australia: A Troubled History', Rural Society, vol.12:2, pp. 160-180.

Jones E 2002 'Straw Polls, Paper Money by David Love', The Drawing Board.

Jones E 2002 'The Ascendancy of an Idealist Economics in Australia', Journal of Australian Political Economy, vol.50, pp. 44-71.

Jones E 2002 'The Employment of German Scientists in Australia after World War II', Prometheus, vol.20:4, pp. 305-321.

Internal Working Paper/s

Jones E 2002 'The Employment of German Scientists in Australia after World War II': Sydney University, School of Economics and Political Science.(107Kb)

2001

Journal Article/s

Jones E 2001 'Book Review - Main Currents in Cumulative Causation: The Dynamics of Growth and Development - Toner Phillip', Canberra Bulletin of Public Administration, vol.99, pp. 74-75.

Jones E 2001 'I Think therefore It Is', The Drawing Board - Digest.

Jones E 2001 'The Industrial Finance Department: an Australian Experiment in Small Business Finance', Australian Economic History Review, vol.41:2, pp. 176-197.

Jones E 2001 'The purse strings and the policy process:Bureaucratic shaping of industry policy after 1945', Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol.60:1, pp. 21-33.

Conference Paper/s

Jones E 2001 'Economic Rationalism: Character, Origins and Effect',Independent Scholars' Association of Australia, State Library.

Jones E 2001 'Treasury Control Revisited', Department of Government, University of Queensland.

Internal Working Paper/s

Jones E 2001 'Post- World War II Industry Policy : Opportunities and Constraints': Sydney University, School of Economics and Political Science.

Jones E 2001 'The Commonwealth Handling Equipment Pool: A Case Study in Strategic Public Enterprise and the Politics of Privatisation': Sydney University, School of Economics and Political Science.

2000

Book Section/s

Jones E 2000 'A Perspective on Economics' in Engineering and Society, ed. Stephen Johnston, J. Paul Gostelow and W. Joseph King, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey pp. 211-273 and 180-183.

Journal Article/s

Jones E 2000 'Economic Utopia and its Handmaidens', The Drawing Board.

Jones E 2000 'Open Australia, by Lindsay Tanner; Civilising Global Capital, by Mark Latham; Australia at the Crossroads: radical free market or a progressive liberalism?, by Fred Argy', Canberra Bulletin of Public Administration, vol.95, pp. 83-86.

Jones E 2000 'The Howard Government's Industry Policy', Economic Papers, vol.19:3, pp. 60-75.

Conference Paper/s

Jones E 2000 'The Commonwealth Handling Equipment Pool: a Case Study in Strategic Public Enterprise and the Politics of Privatisation',Australasian Economic and Maritime History Conference, University of Wollongong.

Jones E 2000 'The Politics of Industry Policy after World War II', Department of Economics, University of Newcastle.

1999

Book/s

Jones E, Johnston S and Gostelow P 1999 Engineering and Society: An Australian Perspective, Addison Wesley Longman, South Melbourne.

Journal Article/s

Jones E 1999 'The multifarious character of dissent', History of Economics Review, vol.29, pp. 121-129.

1998

Journal Article/s

Jones E 1998 'In search of McEwenism', Journal of Economic and Social Policy, vol.3:1, pp. 96-104.

1997

Journal Article/s

Jones E 1997 'Background to Australia Reconstructed', Journal of Australian Political Economy, vol.39.

Jones E 1997 'Recent Developments in Wage Determination', Ecodate, vol.11.

Jones E 1997 'Tunnel Vision: The failure of political imagination [James Walter]', Canberra Bulletin of Public Administration, vol.86.

Jones E 1997 'What do Economists Do, Who are They, and Does it Matter?' History of Economics Review, vol.26.

1994

Internal Working Paper/s

Jones E 1994 'Bureaucratic Politics and Economic Policy: The Evolution of Trade Policy in the 1970s and 1980s': Department of Economics, University of Sydney.

1993

Internal Working Paper/s

Jones E 1993 'The Macroeconomic Fetish in Anglo-American Economies', Sydney: Department of Economics, University of Sydney

Current Supervising Postgraduates

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