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David Blanchflower CBE

Former Member of of the Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee

David Blanchflower (Danny)  is Bruce V. Rauner, Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College and Economics Editor of the New Statesman. David recently retired as a Member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee. David’s academic interests lie in jobs and wages and happiness - stuff that actually matters to most people but which researchers usually ignore to spend more time with their dynamic stochastic general-equilibrium models. David’s time on the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee brought him into the public eye, as he was the first to spot the seriousness of the credit crunch and for a long time the only person to advocate cutting rates in response.

David Blanchflower was named 'Business Person of the Year' by the Daily Telegraph, in their Great Britons of 2008 Awards. His citation said "not only did David Blanchflower foresee the scale of the recession months before the eventual impact, he attempted to do something about it. He was the one Bank of England executive who consistently argued in favour of dramatically lower interest rates. He was the first policy-maker from the Bank, Treasury or Financial Services Authority to warn that the UK faced recession".

In presentations David makes sense of the latest economic data, providing expert analysis on the decisions facing Central Bank, political and business policy makers. He also explores a number of questions at the heart of the recovery, from how best to raise living standards and encourage investment, to the problem of how to deal with future financial shocks when cutting interest rates is not a viable option.

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In 2009, David was awarded the CBE for services to economics in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List

“Not only did David Blanchflower foresee the scale of the recession months before the eventual impact, he attempted to do something about it. He was the one Bank of England executive who consistently argued in favour of dramatically lower interest rates. He was the first policymaker from the Bank, Treasury or Financial Services Authority to warn that the UK faced recession and the possibility of house prices falling by a third. Blanchflower has decided against taking up a second three-year term on the MPC; the Bank of England will be the weaker for his absence.” The Daily Telegraph

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Topics

What Next for the UK and Europe?

Global Economy

The Economics of People: Wages, Jobs and Well being.

His talk was on point, interesting and rated most highly by delegates.

National Association of Pension Funds

Not only did David Blanchflower foresee the scale of the recession months before the eventual impact, he attempted to do something about it.

Daily Telegraph

Publications

The Wage Curve

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Fees & Details

Fees From*

  • UK:

    £15k to £30k

  • Europe:

    £15k to £30k

  • US:

    £15k to £30k

  • Africa/Asia/ME:

    £15k to £30k

Travels From

  • United States

Languages

English

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