David Blanchflower

David ‘Danny’ Blanchflower is a British economist, specialising in the economics of people: wages, jobs and wellbeing. Perhaps best known for his term on the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee, he regularly voted with the minority – a position later proved correct during the global financial crisis.

David has an undergraduate degree from the University of Leicester and was awarded an honorary D.Litt by the University in 2007. He also has honorary doctorates from the University of Sussex and the University of London and an Honorary Fellowship from Cardiff University.

David moved from high school teacher to university professor, spending most of his academic career at Ivy League Dartmouth and is widely published. He is also a columnist at the Guardian and a Bloomberg TV Contributing Editor. Since 2010 he has written over four hundred op-eds!

Widely noted as the first influential person within the UK banking and financial system to raise the alarm about the credit crunch and banking crisis, David’s now hailed for his foresight, rigour and plain common sense in highlighting the flaws in the market and financial systems. He is also acknowledged for making economics understandable to the layman.

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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