Challenges of Contemporary Economics

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First Name: Richard
Second name: Blundell
Academic title: Prof

Place of employment: Department of Economics, University College London, Great Britain
Position: Ricardo Professor of Political Economy


1970-1973 B.Sc. University of Bristol. (Economics with Statistics, First Class)

1973-1975 M.Sc. London School of Economics (Econometrics).

1975-1984 Lecturer in Econometrics, University of Manchester.

1984- Professor of Economics. University College London.

Research interests:
  • microeconometrics
  • savings and consumption
  • household behaviour and public economics

Publications (most important/popular):


Honorary Doctorates

University of St Gallen, St Gallen, Switzerland 2003

NHH, Norwegian School of Economics, Bergen, Norway 2011

University of Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany 2011

Honours and Prizes

Yrjö Jahnsson Prize 1995

Frisch Prize, Econometric Society 2000

Jean-Jacques Laffont Prize, TSE . 2008

CES Prize Fellow 2010, Munich 2010

IZA Prize in Labor Economics 2012