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Professor David Blanchflower


Economics University of Stirling Stirling FK9 4LA United Kingdom

Professor David Blanchflower

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About me

I am a part time Professor of Economics at the University of Stirling and the Bruce V Rauner Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire.

I am a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, a Research Associate, at the National Bureau of Economic Research (, a Research Fellow, at the Centre for Economic Studies at the University of Munich (, a Director of the 'Future of Labor Programme', and Research Fellow at The Institute for the Study of Labour (IZA) at the University of Bonn in Germany (

I have a BA in Social Sciences (Economics) from the University of Leicester, a PGC E (with distinction) in Teaching from Dudley College of Education, the University of Birmingham, an MSc (Econ), from the University of Wales and a PhD from the University of London (Queen Mary College).

Previously I have worked as a Lecturer in the Department of Economics, at the University of Surrey (1986-1989) and been a Member of the Monetary Policy Committee, Bank of England (2006-2009).

Other positions and honours

  • 1996 MA (Honorary), Dartmouth College
  • 1996 Honorary member of Phi Beta Kappa, Dartmouth chapter for ‘services to liberal scholarship’
  • 2007 Honorary Doctor of Letters (D.Litt.) for 'Services to Economics', University of Leicester, UK
  • 2009 Honorary Doctor of Science (D.Sc.), Queen Mary, University of London
  • 2011 Honorary Doctor of Letters (D.Litt.), University of Sussex

Prizes and Awards
  • Princeton University's Richard A. Lester Prize for 'the most outstanding book in Industrial Relations and Labor Economics published in 1994
  • 'Business person of the year' Daily Telegraph, Great Britons of 2008 Awards
  • Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List June 2009, for 'services to the Monetary Policy Committee and economics'

I am regularly consulted by the media as an expert in my field. I have been Economics Editor for the New Statesman since 2009 and a contributing Editor at Bloomberg TV 2011 at Bloomberg News (2010).


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