James T. Little

Ambassador Emeritus; Donald Danforth, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Business, Olin Business School


James T. Little earned a BS in commerce from the University of British Columbia and his PhD from the University of Minnesota. He served on the faculty of the department of economics from 1971-1982 and then joined the faculty of the Olin Business School. From 1983-1989, he served as associate dean for academic affairs. He is academic director of the Olin Business School’s EMBA program both in St. Louis and in Shanghai, and directs the school’s London summer program in international finance. Little’s current research interests include the implications of globalization for corporate strategies, the economies of the European Union and China, and regulation of insurance companies. In 2002, Little received a Distinguished Faculty Award from the Alumni Association of Washington University. His extensive experience as a lecturer in executive programs includes teaching in China as well as lectures in Europe. Little is also a director and member of the executive committee of Millers First Insurance Companies and has served on the boards of several civic and not-for-profit institutions.