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Professor James Mitchell

Professor of Economic Modelling and Forecasting

Research Interests

James researches a broad range of applied economic, financial and econometric issues of practical interest to policymakers, financial institutions and business. Specific research interests include econometric (time-series and panel data) modelling and forecasting, economic statistics, business cycles, survey data and migration. Recent projects, funded by the ESRC and supported by the Bank of England, have studied the modelling and forecasting of economic and financial variables in probabilistic terms, in the face of uncertainties. This reflects both the belief that a point or central estimate or forecast should be accompanied by a quantitative indication of how likely this central estimate is and the fact that reliance on a single model is risky. His research has been widely published in leading academic journals such as The Economic Journal, Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Applied Econometrics, International Journal of Forecasting and Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. He is currently an Associate Editor at the International Journal of Forecasting, Journal of Applied Econometrics and Journal of Business and Economic Statistics.

Teaching in 2019-2020

Executive MBA
  • IB93R0: Economics of the Business Environment
Executive MBA (London)
  • IB93RL: Economics of the Business Environment
  • IB93RL: Economics of the Business Environment
  • IB9JF0: Business Immersion and Critical Thinking

Finance Group, Global Energy Research Network, Macroeconomic Policy and Forecasting Network

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James Mitchell is Professor of Economic Modelling and Forecasting at Warwick Business School, University of Warwick. Previously he was Professor of Economics and Finance at the University of Leicester. Prior to that he worked at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) in London for twelve years, rising to be a Senior Research Fellow. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Cambridge. His research papers are available at


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