Jonathan Story

INSEAD Emeritus Professor of International Political Economy

Jonathan Story is Emeritus Professor of International Political Economy at INSEAD. Prior to joining INSEAD in 1974, he worked in Brussels and Washington, where he obtained his PhD from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. 

His latest book is China UnCovered: What you need to know to do business in China, (FT/ Pearson’s, 2010) ( He is currently working on a new book, China in the World. His previous books include “China: The Race to Market” (FT/Pearsons, 2003) , The Frontiers of Fortune, (Pitman’s, 1999),; and The Political Economy of Financial Integration in Europe : The Battle of the Systems,(MIT Press, 1998) on monetary union and financial markets in the EU, and co-authored with Ingo Walter of NYU. The main theme linking this work has been the analysis of dynamic change in Europe, the world, and China and what the implications are for international business. His books have been translated into French, Italian, German, Spanish, Chinese and Korean. He is also a co-author in the Oxford Handbook on Business and Government(2010), and has contributed numerous chapters in books and articles in professional journals. He is a regular contributor to newspapers, and has been four times winner of the European Case Clearing House “Best Case of the Year” award. His latest cases detail hotel investments in Egypt and Argentina, as well as a women’s garment manufacturer in Sri Lanka and a Chinese auto parts producer. 

At the INSEAD campus, in Fontainebleau and Singapore, he has taught European and world politics, markets, and business in the MBA, and PhD programsme. He has taught on INSEAD’s Advanced Management Programme for three decades, as well as on other Executive Development and Company Specific courses. Jonathan Story works with governments, international organisations and multinational corporations. 

He is married with four children, and, now, six grandchildren. Besides English, he is fluent in French, German, Spanish, Italian, and reads Portuguese. His hobby is singing.

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