Paul A. Jones - United-Kingdom and Ireland

Reader in the Social Economy at Liverpool John Moores University & Director of Research at Swoboda Research Centre (IR)

Key expertises

In short

“Reader in the Social Economy at Research Unit for Financial Inclusion, Liverpool John Moores University

Deputy Editor – Journal of Co-operative Studies (Editor 2006 – 2015). Since 1998, the Research Unit for Financial Inclusion (RUFI) undertakes academic, action and evaluative research in a wide range of areas related to poverty, financial exclusion and the development of financial services for lower income households.

Financial exclusion continues to damage the lives of millions of people in low income communities throughout Britain. Without access to appropriate banking services, affordable credit, accessible savings products, money advice or insurance, they are faced with making financial decisions that often result in greater financial hardship and over-indebtedness

Through research, RUFI aims to generate knowledge and understanding that will assist Government, policy makers, financial providers, communities and agencies to tackle poverty and promote financial inclusion more effectively.

RUFI has a particular commitment to credit unions and other community finance institutions. The Unit has developed a particular expertise in credit union research activities aimed at strengthening credit union capacity and effectiveness within low income communities.”

Doctor of Philosophy, Credit Union development – Liverpool John Moores University