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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, communication of uncertainty information, 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 Business and Economic Statistics, 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 and the Journal of Applied Econometrics.

Teaching in 2020-2021

Evening Executive MBA (London)
  • IB93RN: Economics of the Business Environment
Executive MBA
  • IB93R0: Economics of the Business Environment
Executive MBA (London)
  • IB93RL: Economics of the Business Environment

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

Email:  /  Tel: 024 765 73138  /  Room: 1.217


James Mitchell is Professor of Economic Modelling and Forecasting at Warwick Business School, University of Warwick. He has held visiting positions at the University of Southern California and was previously 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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