Mark P. Jones

Senior Associate (Non-resident), Americas Program
Associated Programs: Americas Program

Mark P. Jones is the Joseph D. Jamail Chair in Latin American Studies, the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy’s political science fellow, the director of the Master of Global Affairs Program, and a professor in the Department of Political Science at Rice University in Houston, Texas. Prior to joining Rice, he was on the faculty at Michigan State University and has been a visiting professor or fellow at many other universities, including the Universidad de San Andrés and the Universidad Nacional de San Martín in Argentina, the Universidad de la República in Uruguay, and the University of Notre Dame in the United States. His research focuses on the effect of electoral laws and other political institutions on governance, public policy, representation, and voting. Jones is the author of more than 100 articles and chapters on Latin American economics, politics, and public policy. His research has been published in journals such as the American Journal of Political Science, Electoral Studies, and the Journal of Politics, as well as in edited volumes published by Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, and the Editorial Universitaria de Buenos Aires, among others. Jones has also conducted research on politics and public policy in Latin America and the United States for numerous international, national, and local organizations, including the Inter-American Development Bank, the UN Development Program, the U.S. Department of Defense, the Texas Department of Agriculture, the City of Buenos Aires, and the City of Houston. He is a frequent commentator in local, national, and international media on government, politics, and public policy. Jones received his doctorate from the University of Michigan and his bachelor’s degree from Tulane University.

Contact Information
Email: mpjones [at]
Tel: 713-348-2107