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Timothy James

Economics & Business Consultant

Dr. Timothy James is a world-renowned Economics and Business Consultant, Director at ASU’s Center for Energy Research and Policy, and a senior global futures scientist in the Global Futures Laboratory. 

He previously served as Director of Research and Consulting at the L. William Seidman Research Institute (2008-2022), and draws from over 30 years of experience to offer key guidance and leadership on several Seidman studies.

Dr. James has extensive experience in consulting and research for both the public and private sectors, with a particular emphasis upon transportation and energy issues. A small selection of clients he has advised include the U.K. Prime Minister, the European Commission, the UK Rail Passenger Council, the state of New Jersey, the Texas Department of Transport, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, UBS, the Pew Center on the States, and the Arizona Investment Council. Dr. James has wide-spread radio, TV and written media experience including advising and making TV programs for the BBC. Prior to joining ASU, Dr. James was Director of Economics and Business Consulting at Halcrow Group, a global infrastructure consultancy. He has also worked with Oxford Economic Research Associates (Oxera) and Maxwell Stamp PLC upon a variety of transportation initiatives.

Dr. James received a B.A. and an M.A. in Economics from the University of Warwick (England), and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Southampton (England).