James Ball (economist)

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R. James Ball
Born (1933-07-15) July 15, 1933 (age 83)[1]
Institution London Business School[2]
Field Macroeconomics[2]
Alma mater

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.[2][3][4]

Other positions[edit]

Ball was a trustee of The Economist.[5] He served on the Board of Governors for the Centre for Economic Policy Research.[6]


Ball was co-creator of the Oxford Econometric Model along with Lawrence Klein which led to an "explosion" of macroeconometric forecasting.[7]

Honors and awards[edit]

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.[4]


  1. ^ "Birthdays". The Independent. 15 July 1995. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Jim Ball". Faculty Profiles. London Business School. Retrieved 25 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "BALL, JAMES". The International Academy of Management. Retrieved 25 March 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Holly, Sean; et al. (1994). Money, Inflation and Employment: Essays in Honour of James Ball. Edward Elgar Publishing. p. ix. ISBN 978-1852787110. 
  5. ^ Edwards, Ruth Dudley (1993). The Pursuit of Reason: The Economist, 1843–1993. Boston, Massachusetts: Harvard Business School Press. p. 950. ISBN 978-0875846088. 
  6. ^ Buiter, William H.; et al. (1985). International Economic Policy Coordination. Cambridge: Press Syndicate of the University of Cambridge. 
  7. ^ Wood, John Cunningham; et al. (2005). Critical Assessments of Contemporary Economists. New York: Routledge. p. 279. ISBN 978-0415310628.