Professor Sir Richard Blundell is David Ricardo Chair of Political Economy at University College London and Director of the ESRC Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy. He has held visiting professor positions at UBC, MIT and Berkeley, and holds Honorary Doctorates from the Universities of St.Gallen, Mannheim and Bristol as well as the Norwegian School of Economics. He is a Fellow and an Honorary Member at a number of major organisations, such as the American Economic Association and the Institute of Actuaries. He was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List 2006 and a Knighthood in 2014 for services to Economics and Social Science.
In his work, he has studied the relationship between taxation, family labour supply and consumer behaviour and developed new micro-econometric tools for the study of dynamic panel data models and the nonparametric analysis of individual decisions. A particular area of interest is income and wealth inequality, where Prof Blundell is the Principal Investigator on the research grant from the Nuffield Foundation underpinning the IFS’s Deaton Review. For more information about this work see: https://www.ifs.org.uk/inequality/about-the-review/
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