Ed Balls is the Chief Economic
Adviser to the Treasury in the UK.
He is Chairman of the IMF
Committee Deputies’ Committee and
represents the UK as the Chancellor’s
Deputy at the G20. A student at
Keble College, Oxford and Harvard
University, he joined the staff of the
Financial Times as an economics leader
writer and columnist in 1990. In 1994,
he left the Financial Times to become
Economic Adviser to the Shadow
Chancellor Gordon Brown MP, and
from May 1997 he was the
Chancellor’s Economic Adviser.