Emeritus Professor of Economics
MA (Oxford), PhD (Pennsylvania), Hon DSc (Aston), Hon D Soc Sci (Manchester)
Sir James Ball (1933-2018) was Principal of LBS from 1972-1984.
He specialised in the formulation and application of macroeconomics policy. In addition to being Emeritus Professor of Economics London Business School, he was also an investment adviser to pension funds and charities.
He was the author of The British Economy at the Crossroads, The Economics of Wealth Creation, Money and Employment, Inflation and the Theory of Money and An econometric Model of the United Kingdom. He had numerous articles published in professional and public journals.
Sir James was a Senior Lecturer at Manchester University and a Chairman at Legal and General Group Plc and at the Royal Bank of Canada (UK).
He was a director of the following organisations: Ogilvy and Mather, TI Group, Barclays Bank Trust Co, National Freight Corporation, Legal and General Group Plc, IBM (UK), LASMO Plc and the Royal Bank of Canada.