Sir Robert James Ball (born 15 July 1933) is a British academic and an emeritus professor of economics at the London Business School and a leader in the field of econometric modeling.
Ball was a trustee of The Economist. He served on the Board of Governors for the Centre for Economic Policy Research.
Ball was co-creator of the Oxford Econometric Model along with Lawrence Klein which led to an "explosion" of macroeconometric forecasting.
Honors and awards
In 1994, the book Money, Inflation and Employment: Essays in Honour of James Ball was published to celebrate his contribution to the field of econometric modeling.