Acclaimed economist David Blanchflower to hold lecture on Trump and Brexit at the University of Leicester

Posted by ap507 at Jan 20, 2017 02:30 PM |
Former University of Leicester student and honorary graduate will give the next lecture in the School of Business Dean’s Lecture Series on Wednesday 25 January

Issued by University of Leicester Press Office on 20 January 2017

The University of Leicester’s School of Business will be hosting a free public lecture by acclaimed economist David Blanchflower.

David will be offering unique insights into the election of Donald Trump to the White House and the EU referendum on Wednesday 25 January.

The lecture, titled ‘It's the Labour Market, Stupid. An Explanation of Trump and Brexit’, is part of the Dean’s Lecture Series at the University of Leicester run by the School of Business and will see David applying his knowledge of economics to make sense of the modern political climate and how these events may impact the economy. 

Blanchflower, Bruce V Rauner Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College, holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Leicester and was also awarded an honorary D.Litt by the University in 2007.

The Dean’s Lecture Series is hosted by Professor Zoe Radnor, Dean at the School of Business, and features invited speakers who are regarded as leaders in the areas of management, economics, finance and business.

Professor Radnor said: “We use this lecture series as a platform to bring distinguished speakers and practitioners to Leicester and to address issues that are topical and pertinent to society.

“We hold these lectures throughout the year and hope as many people as possible have the opportunity to participate.”

The theme of each lecture is chosen for its topicality and relevance to the understanding of contemporary economics and management, with each speaker being an influential leader in their field.

Blanchflower, who specialises in the economics of people - wages, jobs and wellbeing - is 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.

The free public lecture will take place in the Peter Williams Lecture Theatre, Fielding Johnson Building, University of Leicester on Wednesday 25 January 2017, between 5.30pm and 6.30pm.

Following the lecture a drinks reception will take place in the foyer outside the lecture theatre, from 6.30pm – 7.00pm.

The School of Business Dean’s Lecture Series is a free event open to the public, students, alumni and staff.

Places can be limited and pre-registration is required. For further information on the Dean’s Lecture Series and to book your place please visit


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