James Taylor is Professor of Decision Science at the Saïd Business School. His research is in the area of time series forecasting, and his work has appeared in a variety of academic journals. He currently teaches analytics courses for the Oxford MBA and Executive MBA Programmes.
James has approximately forty published and accepted research papers to his name (view full list of papers). The journals in which he has had papers published include the International Journal of Forecasting, Journal of the American Statistical Association, Management Science and Monthly Weather Review. James is a former Associate Editor of the International Journal of Forecasting and Management Science. He has carried out a number of consultancy and research projects in the energy sector.
He has an undergraduate degree in Maths from the University of Cambridge, an MSc in Operational Research from the University of Lancaster and a PhD in Time Series Forecasting from London Business School. He taught at London Business School for three years before joining Saïd Business School in 1999.
His research interests include:
James’ research is in the area of time series forecasting, with a particular focus on two methodological areas:
His work is mainly applied to:
James is a former Associate Editor of the International Journal of Forecasting, and Management Science.
He has carried out a number of consultancy and research projects in the energy sector. These have related to various aspects of short-term electricity demand forecasting. James is also an External Examiner for the MBA Programmes at London Business School, and for the Management Science undergraduate courses at Warwick Business School.
James currently teaches the Decision and Data Analytics core course to MBA and Executive MBA students. He also teaches a similar course for the Master of Public Policy at the University’s Blavatnik School of Government. Periodically, he teaches the Statistical Research Methods course to the Business School’s DPhil students, and has previously taught an elective on Time Series Forecasting to students on MBA and Finance Masters courses.
The analytics courses that James teaches have strong links to other business school subject areas, especially finance, marketing and operations management. An emphasis of his teaching is practical application and user-level understanding. For example, Excel is used widely to illustrate how to apply the methods introduced. Beyond his work at Saïd Business School, James has taught short courses in analytics and forecasting at a number of organisations, including BSkyB, General Electric, National Grid Company, Oxford University Press, and Tesco.
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