Ed's Blog

December 19th, 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, [...]

December 2nd, 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 [...]

December 2nd, 2016

Watch Ed’s Times+ interview, discussing his near death experience with Gordon Brown…

Watch the full video on the Times+ website. [...]

November 30th, 2016

Fresh out of Strictly! My interview with 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 [...]

November 28th, 2016

Check out Ed’s interview at a 5×15 event, 28 November 2016


November 16th, 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 [...]

November 7th, 2016

I did an interview with Grazia this week…


September 10th, 2016

Recent podcasts for the Guardian and the Economist – have a listen!


September 10th, 2016

The reviews of Ed’s book, ‘Speaking Out’

‘Reading Speaking Out, I found myself agreeing with Ed Balls’ VINCE CABLE, NEW STATESMAN Balls is clear that his defeat in his constituency in 2015 was a prelude to a funeral and life outside politics. I don’t believe a word of it. I was intrigued by the prospect of reading [...]

September 10th, 2016

My Norwich City programme note, 10th September 2016

Four weeks into the new season, and it already feels like we are on another Norwich City rollercoaster ride. For me, the high so far has been the imperious way the team over-ran Blackburn on the opening day of the season. And the low, that hugely frustrating afternoon in Birmingham. [...]