Ed Balls

Ed Balls 

Ed Balls recently served as a Senior Fellow at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government (2015/16) and as Visiting Professor to the Policy Institute at King’s College, London. He was Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer (2011-15) and served in the Cabinet as Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families. He was Minister for Financial Services (2006-07) and the Chief Economic Advisor to the Treasury (1997-2004), during which time he was Chair of the IMFC Deputies and G20 Deputy. While Shadow Chancellor he was co-Chair with Larry Summers of the Center for American Progress Inclusive Prosperity Commission. He was a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Economics at Harvard University (1989-90) and a leader writer and columnist at the Financial Times (1990-94). Ed studied economics at Keble College, Oxford and at Harvard Kennedy School. He is Chairman of Norwich City Football Club and, in 2016, was a contestant on the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing and travelled the UK with Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour.


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