David G. Blanchflower, former nonresident senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, has been the Bruce V. Rauner Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College since 2001. He was member of the Monetary Policy Committee, Bank of England, from June 2006 to June 2009. He was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen's Birthday Honours List in June 2009 for services to the Monetary Policy Committee and economics.
He is also research fellow and director of the Future of Labor Programme at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), University of Bonn, Germany; professor of economics (part-time) at the University of Stirling, UK; visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston; research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research; economics editor for New Statesman; TV contributing editor for Bloomberg TV; and economics columnist for the Independent.
His areas of research include unemployment, well-being, and wage macro policy. He has written extensively on wages, unemployment, especially youth unemployment, self-employment, credit constraints, and well-being. His book The Wage Curve (1994, MIT Press), coauthored with Andrew J. Oswald, was awarded Princeton University's Richard A. Lester Prize for the Outstanding Book in Industrial Relations and Labor Economics. He was named the Business Person of the Year by the Daily Telegraph in 2008. He earned his master's degree in economics from the University of Wales, UK, and his PhD from the University of London (Queen Mary College), UK, and has received honorary doctorates from the Universities of Leicester, London, and Sussex.