London Reception at the Bank of England Museum
Wednesday 28 January 2009
A special reception for alumni was hosted by Professor David Blanchflower - Member of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee - in the stimulating surroundings of the Bank of England Museum in London.
A graduate and honorary graduate of the University of Leicester, Professor Blanchflower is a member of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee. In the academic world, he is the Bruce V. Rauner Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College, with research responsibilities at the National Bureau of Economic Research, the Centre for Economic Studies at the University of Munich and the Institute for the Study of Labor at the University of Bonn. He has advised a number of international bodies including the ILO and the OECD.
During the reception, Professor Blanchflower addressed the guests, commenting on the role of the Monetary Policy Committee, and also spoke of the time he spent as a student at the University between 1970 and 1973. One of his key recollections was of attending a packed out Led Zepplin concert in the Queens Hall at the Students' Union.
Graduates were able to take in the fascinating exhibition of the Bank's rare collections, including the opportunity to lift an actual bar of gold!
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