Ed Balls Ed Balls Ed Balls Ed Balls

Senior Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School, Visiting Professor to the Policy Institute at King’s College London, Norwich City FC Chairman and contestant on Strictly Come Dancing 2016.

Dad, cook, pianist, economist. Former Cabinet Minister & Shadow Chancellor.

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January 14, 2017

My interview for the Daily Mail’s Weekend magazine, 14 January 2016

The combination of losing weight and gaining popularity doesn’t half put a spring in the step. Ed Balls says the surprising thing about his post-Strictly world is how filled with smiles it is. In the old days he used to walk down the street and gain recognition – but often [...]

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December 19, 2016

‘After four months of blood, sweat, tears and fleckerls, Ore Oduba is the deserving winner of Strictly 2016’ – My article for the Sunday Telegraph, 18 December 2016

After four months of blood, sweat, tears and fleckerls, Ore Oduba walked away the winner of the Strictly Come Dancing glitterball. On a night when any one of the finalists could have taken the trophy, the sports commentator and rookie dancer kept his nerve and, with his dance partner Joanne Clifton, [...]

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December 2, 2016

My interview with Jonathan Freedland at the Guardian, 2 December 2016

Fresh from his Strictly Come Dancing exit, the former shadow chancellor says the whole experience felt more like a victory than a defeat – and that it was a lot like working with Gordon Brown ‘I always felt with Gordon Brown that I should say when I disagreed. I did the [...]

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November 30, 2016

Fresh out of Strictly! My interview with Paul Waugh at the Huffington Post, 30 November 2016

Ed Balls has warned that Labour is set to stay out of power – and he is unlikely to make a political comeback – until the party’s membership better reflects the wider public. In an interview with HuffPost UK, the former Shadow Chancellor said that Labour was unlikely to win [...]

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November 16, 2016

My Harvard Working Paper, ‘Central Bank Independence Revisited: After the financial crisis, what should a model central bank look like?’

Ed Balls, James Howat, and Anna Stansbury 2016 Abstract In the aftermath of the global financial crisis, countries around the world have dramatically expanded the objectives and powers of central banks beyond their traditional inflation targets and policy rates. But as these unelected, technocratic, institutions become increasingly powerful, the pre-crisis [...]

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November 7, 2016

I did an interview with Grazia this week…

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