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Timothy James

Timothy James

Research Professor, Department of Economics, W. P. Carey School of Business


W. P. Carey School of Business
Arizona State University
PO Box 873806
Tempe, AZ 85287-3806


  • Senior Global Futures Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory
  • Research Professor, Department of Economics, W. P. Carey School of Business


Dr. Timothy James has extensive experience in consulting and research for both the public and private sectors, with a particular emphasis upon transportation 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.



  • PhD, University of Southampton, 1992
  • MA, University of Warwick, 1984
  • BA, University of Warwick, 1983


Journal Articles


Liang, J., Y. Qiu, B. L. Ruddell, M. Dalrymple, S. R. Earl, A. Castelazo and T. James. 2018. Do energy retrofits work? Evidence from commercial and residential buildings in Phoenix. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 92(Nov):726-743. DOI: 10.1016/j.jeem.2017.09.001. (link )