Balls, Ed was born on February 25, 1967. Son of Michael and Carolyn Janet Balls.
Student, Keble College, Oxford, United Kingdom. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Nottingham, 2003.
Teaching fellow department economics Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1989—1990. Economics leader writer, columnist Finance Times, 1990—1994. Economic advisor to Shadow Chancellor Gordon Brown Government United Kingdom, 1994—1997, secretary Labor Party Economic Policy Commission, 1994—1997, economic advisor to Chancellor of Exchequer, 1997—1999, chief economic advisor to Her Majesty Treasury, 1999—2004, Member of Parliament from Normanton, since 2005, economic secretary to Treasury, 2006—2007, secretary of state for children, schools and families, since 2007.