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David Blanchflower

Professor of Economics, Dartmouth College

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).


  • –present
    Professor of Economics, University of Stirling
  • –present
    Bruce V Rauner Professor of Economics, Dartmouth College