Sir Richard William Blundell, CBE, FBA ( born May 1, 1952 in Shoreham- by-Sea ) is a British economist and Professor of Political Economy at University College London. His area of research is the econometrics.
Blundell holds the chair of Political Economy at University College London held since 1984 and since 1986 Research Director at the Institute for Fiscal Studies. 2006, the economist was chairman of the Econometric Society and held office in 2008 as president of the Society of Labour Economics. In 2011 he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Mannheim. For 2012, Blundell received the IZA Prize in Labor Economics awarded. As part of the New Year Honours 2014 he was also raised to knighthood.
Writings (selection )
- The Determinants and Effects of Work Related Training in Britain. Institute for Fiscal Studies, London 1996, ISBN 1-873357-56-7 (along with Lorraine Dearden and Costas Meghir ).
- Seeking A Premier Economy. The Economic Effects of British Economic Reforms, 1980-2000 ( National Bureau of Economic Research - Comparative Labor Markets Series, NBER -CLM ). University of Chicago Press, Chicago, Ill. 2004, ISBN 0-226-09284-4 ( with David E. Card).